Colloidal Silver for Healthier Horses
Colloidal Silver for Healthier Horses
by Steve Barwick, author, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
I’ve never owned horses. So I don’t know much about dosing or treating them with colloidal silver, or which conditions, specific to horses, can be successfully treated with colloidal silver.
But because I get a lot of questions from horse owners, I decided to do some online research on using colloidal silver for horses. And what I found is quite astonishing.
In just a moment, we’ll take a look at a number of detailed testimonials from horse lovers who have successfully used colloidal silver to help heal their horses of a wide variety of conditions — many of which were quite serious.
But first, let’s take a look at some general information on the subject of using colloidal silver for horses. For example, the DePaolo Equine Concepts website states that colloidal silver can be used on horses for just about any bacterial or viral infection. They write:
“Colloidal Silver is recommended for horses suffering from EPM, West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease, EHV-1, vaccinosis and any other bacterial or viral infection*. It may also be used topically for wounds.
Colloidal Silver may be used in conjunction with other types of therapies, including antibiotics, prescribed by your veterinarian. It does not interact or interfere with any medications.”
According to an article on AllNaturalHorses.com:
“Colloidal silver is our preferred natural antibiotic of choice. We use Colloidal Silver for any and all viral, bacterial, fungal, or single celled organism (protozoan) infections amongst our own 100 animal guardians and all incoming rescues and foster animals with excellent success.”
Additionally, an article on the Natural Hoof website states:
“Colloidal Silver is one of the best natural healing products you can use on your horse...
Colloidal Silver can be used against viral, bacterial and fungal infections and works best when it comes into direct contact with the pathogen for at least 6 minutes.
As the disease producing organisms are destroyed they need to be eliminated from the body through normal channels. It is important therefore to make sure the animal you are treating has access to plenty of clean water at all times and is encouraged to drink as much as possible.
Some animals will drink water to which Colloidal Silver has been added seemingly knowing it to be beneficial.
Large wounds, abscesses or other skin irritations can be washed or sprayed with Colloidal Silver, then the healing topical cream applied.
Colloidal Silver has shown dramatic results in the case of very young animals such as foals and calves scouring. Given (orally) with a plastic syringe twice daily it has the most beneficial effect.
It has been observed that many animals gain weight and energy following a course of Colloidal Silver suggesting that their general wellbeing is enhanced.
Symptoms such as coughs and colds, hoof abscesses and eye infections respond best by administration of a high dosage for 5 days followed by the daily recommended allowance.
Great results have been noted when using Colloidal Silver for ‘Seedy Toe’, over-reach injury in horses and for greasy heel infections — allow the area to be soaked in Colloidal Silver for 6 minutes before applying the Healing Cream.
At all times seek the advice of a registered vet if you have doubts about your animal’s health.”
What’s more, an article titled, “Colloidal Silver: Worth Considering,” in a magazine called Natural Horse says:
“Colloidal silver can be a very beneficial natural remedy for horses, pets and people as it can strengthen the immune system when used internally, aid in wound care when used externally, and be used as an alternative to traditional antibiotics. I’ve used colloidal silver as a natural remedy for both horses and humans and think it is definitely worth having on hand at all times.”
Finally, in a short article titled “Colloidal Silver for Horses, Ponies and Donkeys,” the author states:
“Colloidal Silver has been successfully used in the treatment of a wide range of infectious conditions pertaining to horses, ponies and donkeys including: Strangles…Thrush…Coughs and colds…Hoof abscess…Ear and eye infections
It’s also good for over-reach injury in horses.
Colloidal Silver has been used as a spray in stables to limit the chance of cross infections occurring between horses. And it can be sprayed on regularly for all types of skin infections, insect bites, cuts, scrapes, sores, wounds, and abrasions.
Adding Colloidal Silver to a horse’s daily drinking water acts as a preventative against infections and disease.”
Additional horse-related conditions for which colloidal silver is widely recommended include:
- Cuts, Scrapes, Sores, Gashes or Skin Tears
- Greasy Heel
- Insect Bites
- Seedy Toe
- Skin Infections
We’ll look at many specific conditions for which horse lovers have successfully used colloidal silver on their horses, below, and we’ll learn many different ways colloidal silver is administered.
But first, let’s look at two simple ways people tell me they use small amounts of colloidal silver on a prophylactic basis in order to help prevent infections in their horses altogether:
Adding Colloidal Silver to Your Horse’s Water Tank for Infection Prevention
For example, here’s an interesting testimonial from a gentleman who adds colloidal silver to his horse’s water tank in order to help prevent infection:
“I have been putting one quart of 10 ppm Colloidal Silver in my 100 gallon horse tank (it is made of fiberglass & plastic) at each fresh filling of water.
The horses drink 100 gallons every 3 days. Then I scrub the tank & refill it. I have been putting the above amount of silver in the tank all summer as a preventative.”
Adding Colloidal Silver to Your Horse’s Feed for Infection Prevention
Another reader wrote to tell me she gives her horses one ounce of colloidal silver per 200 pounds, on a daily basis, in their feed, in order to help keep them healthy and infection-free:
“I have been using colloidal silver on my horses for a couple years. I give them (on their morning grain) 1 oz of colloidal silver per 200 pounds.
I have one horse that weighs 1,200 pounds so I give him 6 ounces daily. He’s very healthy, and has not had any shots.
It also works great on staph infections in place of using antibiotic drugs. However, horses won’t get staph at all if they get their colloidal silver every day.
…When my friend’s horse got a bad staph infection (it’s in the soil), we gave her the amount I quoted above, 3 times a day, until the staph bumps went away (about 5 days).
My horses get their colloidal silver every day. Never have had a problem with the amount I use.
Also, if a horse won’t/can’t take it orally, you can inject it in their anus. The anus is a great area because it readily absorbs anything. I am not a vet or doctor but have studied health for the last 40 years. Hope this helps.”
Well, that’s quite fascinating, I think you’ll agree. But people also use colloidal silver to treat their horses for existing health conditions, as well. Here are some of the most eye-opening accounts I’ve come across:
Eliminates Thrush Foot in Horses
When I asked for colloidal silver testimonials from horse lovers, one of my readers wrote in to say he’s a farrier (trims and shoes horse’s hooves), and he uses colloidal silver on the horses he takes care of when they get thrush (fungus) in their hooves. He wrote:
“I use the colloidal silver I make at home with your Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator for many things. I’m a farrier and I give it to customers for clearing up thrush in horse’s feet.
It has controlled chronic infections in a number of horses I treat. It’s been successful in treating summer itch which is a fungal infection that horses get in warmer weather.
I use it myself for athlete’s foot, skin injuries, as a mouth wash, and just about any external injury. I have ulcerative colitis and it has proven to be successful in ending flare-up by using colloidal silver in an enema.
I also use it as a cleaning agent in the kitchen & bathroom. Thank you for providing the endless opportunities and uses for your product.”
— Philip S., Littlerock, CA
Another reader wrote to tell me this, about using colloidal silver on her Clydesdale horses:
“My Clydesdale, Taz, got a type of fungus under his feathers on his legs. This happens because the feathers — hair on the lower legs — is so long on Clydesdale’s legs that the hair creates a wet, dark, warm environment for microbes and other things like that to grow.
I would spray Colloidal Silver on his legs/feathers one day, and the next day the fungus was already healing. During wet weather season I did this 1x per week. He never got fungus again on his legs.
I gave some Colloidal Silver to a cousin of mine that had a Clydesdale with the same problem. But, her horse was so severe she spent 1000’s of dollars on antibiotics from the vet that did not work.
When I found out about her horse’s problem I told her to use Colloidal Silver. She used it and could not believe that she spent all that money, when all she had to do was use Colloidal Silver instead.
If I, or any of my animals, ever get cut or scratched I put Colloidal Silver on it, and usually by the next day healing has begun.
One of my horses foundered and the infection was so bad in his feet that pus was coming from around the corna band. I used Colloidal Silver daily on that area. It was just amazing how the Colloidal Silver helped the infection.
I also give Colloidal Silver to a friend of mine that has 75 horses. She uses it when any of her horses get bit, kicked, or cut. She loves it. She doesn’t have to call a vet, and I get to help out a friend. “
— Nurse Sherri
But colloidal silver isn’t just for healing fungal infections on horses feet and legs. It does more. Much more, as you’re about to see…
Heals Summer Sores Like Magic
One of my readers, Gary, wrote in to say that colloidal silver worked great for treating summer sores, which is a serious form of dermatitis on horses. He stated:
“I have a friend I golf with that takes care of sick and injured horses…I rancher brought him six horses, all with summer sores resulting in round spots about three to five inches in diameter. All were raw skin, bleeding and oozing with green puss.
He tried a bunch of things that the Vet suggested but nothing worked as when healing started to progress the horses would feel a terrible itch and get on the ground and roll around to control the itch. That just made it bigger, more blood, dirt and puss.
I took him over some colloidal silver in a spray bottle and told him clean the sores with water, pat dry and spray three or four sprays of colloidal silver onto the wounds. He said he would try it on three horses and use the Vet stuff on the other three.
The next day the three treated with colloidal silver were not rolling around, three days later the blood and puss was almost gone and 10 days later, hair started growing back.
He returned the three back to the rancher in two weeks. He then treated the other three with colloidal silver and gave them back to the rancher two months later….He calls my Colloidal Silver, “Gary Gary” lol……”
That’s quite fascinating, I think you’ll agree. But it’s not the end, by any means. There are many more conditions for which horse lovers use colloidal silver, as you’ll see below:
Healed Nasal Infection, Abscesses on Foot, Mud Fever
This reader has a half dozen rescue horses he treats with colloidal silver for everything from nasal infections to abscesses on the foot and mud fever, which is a form of dermatitis on the lower limbs of horses often caused by staph bacteria and/or fungal organisms. Here’s the story:
“Hi Steve, we have 6 rescue horses and put in a liter of colloidal silver into the feed at 10 ppm concentration, once per week.
All our horses get colloidal silver like this once a week [maintenance] and I haven’t had to have the vet for any of them in the eight months that I’ve given them colloidal silver.
One of the horses had green mucus coming from his nose, and after 5 days of colloidal silver, plus a dose twice a day of Lugol’s iodine with onion and apple blended together, he was brilliant. Mucus gone, fever gone.
Also, my own horse, DJ, had 2 abscesses on his foot [he got those before I got him] and I used colloidal silver with a poultice, plus soaked his foot in colloidal silver twice daily to get rid of the gunk and keep it sterilized.
Now, 6 weeks later, my DJ is flying around shoeless happy in the fields. If colloidal silver wasn’t used the vet bill would have been huge.
I have photos of my horse on my Facebook page taken as recently as yesterday which will show everyone how brilliant colloidal silver is. This was my personal experience, by the way, and I am not advising anyone to give their horses colloidal silver, but for our rescue horses it has worked wonders.
Also, I forgot to say our racehorse, Major, had mud fever [he’s 20] and colloidal silver was used to clean and sterilize his feet and it helped sooo much. Plus, we gave him colloidal silver in his food.”
That’s quite a variety of uses, as you can see. But yes, Sweet Charlotte, there’s even more…
Healed Urinary Tract Infections, Bladder Issues
Here’s an interesting testimonial from a horse owner who was answering an online question from another horse owner about how much colloidal silver to give her horse for a urinary tract infection:
“I would give her about three 8 oz bottles of 10 ppm colloidal silver in a drench — I have drenched horses with it myself and the only result is a cleanup of all the pathogens in the horse — no damage done except recovery. I only do this when the horse is sickly, and only for a few days at a time.”
(By a “drench,” I’m pretty sure this lady meant squirting the colloidal silver down her horse’s throat with a plastic syringe, as demonstrated in this short video. I demonstrate the same technique, for dogs, in this short video.)
The lady whose horse had the apparent urinary tract infection took the above advice to heart, and tried it. Here’s what she wrote a few days later:
“I’m so happy and thankful to say the colloidal silver after 5 days given to my 1950 lbs horse has began to show improvement in her bladder.
Thru your network a wonderful lady found info from another on dosage for such a large animal. I gave her 8 ounces 3 times a day of 10 ppm for 5 days.
My horse had been on Veterinary antibiotics for 2 weeks and her condition worsened. She was just grunting in pain trying to urinate.
Well,5 days into colloidal silver she is flowing better. I think I will run another 5 days. I’m amazed how peppy and alert she has become.
My future go-to med box will always have colloidal silver as a first response.”
Another person wrote to say that colloidal silver worked for her horse’s bladder and kidney issues. She stated:
“I have given colloidal silver by mouth to my rescue thoroughbred mare for bladder/kidney issues.
I also mixed 15 ml of colloidal silver with 5 ml turpentine and 30 ml water and gave it directly into the vagina. I gave this dose twice, giving 1st dose, then 3 days later giving the same amount again.
It cleared whatever she had up and saved me 750.00 in testing I couldn’t afford!”
As you can see, for horse lovers colloidal silver can be a tremendous money-saving (not to mention, life-saving) tool. Many horse lovers say they see their veterinary bills halved after they start using colloidal silver on their horses.
Healed Life-Threatening Leg Wound
This reader wrote in to say that colloidal silver healed her horse’s life-threatening leg wound:
“I have found your TheSilverEdge.com website very helpful, and after finding your Colloidal Silver Secrets Community page on Facebook I wanted to tell you about a leg injury on a horse that I treated with colloidal silver.
The results were very impressive and in less than 1 year the horse has fully recovered from an almost life threatening injury.
…This horse was given no anti-inflammatory drugs or steroid creams of any sort. Simply cold hose, colloidal silver and a 100% natural nutritional supplement given orally.
By cold hose I mean to run cold water over the wound for 20 min at a time, 4 times a day for the first month, then twice a day until the wound had closed.
As for the nutritional supplement, it is a product called Zija, which is all natural and contains both anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants.
I applied the colloidal silver topically. My employer has a colloidal silver generator and I spayed the wound as often as possible, which is probably why the wound healed so fast.
With a wound like that, once the healing starts the next battle is proud flesh and I was skeptical as to whether or not colloidal silver would deal with this but it did, keeping the proud flesh to a minimum until the wound healed. Hope this was helpful to you.”
Another reader wrote in to tell about a similar situation she’d experienced with a rescue horse:
“We got a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator a few years ago. We use it to make high-quality colloidal silver with our farm animals as well as ourselves.
We have a rescue horse that had open wounds and sores that wouldn’t heal with normal antibiotics from the veterinarian.
I began spraying the wounds with colloidal silver, from a spray bottle, every day. Within 3 days the sores were scabbed over, something that several weeks of antibiotics had failed to do.
The veterinarian was very approving of our use of colloidal silver, and other farmers we know use it as well.”
— Ken B.
And yet another horse lover wrote to say the following about her mare’s nasty leg infection:
“Most recently our lovely Quarter horse mare, “Belle,” got in a terrible tangle with the neighbor’s adjoining rusty barbed wire fence and mangled her leg, in several places right down to the bone.
We were away at the time on a camping trip, and the young man looking after our farm failed to check on the horses so did not see that she was gravely injured.
By the time we got home and I discovered her, to my horror, she was so badly infected and stocked up in that leg that she was incapable of weight bearing at all, and in terrible agony.
I immediately soaked bandages in my colloidal silver and made a poultice out of Young Living essential oils, colloidal silver, and an antiseptic powder and applied it for the night. But I honestly thought she was too far gone to recover.
By the next day, though, her swelling had subsided substantially and she was able to weight bear enough to even walk fairly comfortably! I was shocked.
I was also quite concerned with Belle developing tetanus from the rusty wire that cut her, as she has not had her tetanus shot recently. So I also gave her oral doses of colloidal silver and Oregano oil every day for 3 weeks, and she stayed free and clear of Tetanus, to my great relief.
A month and a half later, her wounds are now almost all cleared up, and I have managed to avoid proud flesh and further infection.
I attribute this success largely to colloidal silver combined with the essential oils (as well as intermittent use of raw honey, coconut oil and bentonite clay).
So you can imagine I am a huge believer in the efficacy of your Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator to make effective colloidal silver!
Treating horse’s wounds with colloidal silver seems to be one of the most popular uses for the healing substance. But there’s still more to learn…
Healed 23 Warts, Plus Eliminated Mud Fever
Many horse lovers use colloidal silver to help heal viral warts on their horses. Here are two interesting accounts:
“I had a horse that had 23 warts on the inside of her hind legs. I put a pint of colloidal silver in her feed for two weeks. By the third week they were gone.
Our gelding had mud fever. I sprayed some colloidal silver on his hocks for three days and by the fourth day they were gone.”
So simply giving the colloidal silver by oral ingestion healed the horse’s warts. Another person wrote in to say she’d used colloidal silver successfully on her gelding’s viral warts:
“Equine juvenile warts are a virus, and any vet will tell you they will go away in 3 months. In the mean time, however, the horse’s head is covered in warts.
Not accepting that, I made a salve with colloidal silver and yucca powder. I put colloidal silver in his water also. After applying the salve each day, the warts dried up and were gone in a week, just in time for the show. Vet was astonished.
I just mix enough colloidal silver into the powdered yucca to make a paste. I added Manuka honey, sometimes, as an experiment. And then apply it directly to the affected area.
I have not used it on long-time existing warts, just the ones that pop up all of a sudden. Nipping them in the bud, so to speak, seems to work. Once I started treatment no more warts appeared on my geldings face.”
As you can see, in the first case above the warts were treated successfully simply by giving the horse a pinto of colloidal silver daily, mixed into her feed, for two weeks. And in the second case above, the individual made a poultice using colloidal silver and powdered yucca to heal viral warts topically.
Healed Horse’s Serious Eye Problems
Another reader wrote to say he too had a positive experience with colloidal silver for a case of moon blindness in a horse. She wrote:
“My list of uses for colloidal silver are long. I started reading about colloidal silver when my horse acquired moon blindness. The vet said there was no cure and she would probably eventually lose both eyes.
I couldn’t accept it so I went looking for a cure. I suspected the mare had some auto immune issues and I read the people had used colloidal silver for this.
I first purchased colloidal silver from an individual that made it. The eye went from being blue and nasty (she couldn’t see out of it) to eventually becoming clear.
We used colloidal silver off and on for about a year and a half. We haven’t given her any for over a year and a half and you would never know that she ever had had issues with moon blindness.
I spent $400 at the vet before discovering colloidal silver. I now have my own colloidal silver generator and use it on the horses all the time.
My husband and I take it when we are starting to come down with viruses. I am a teacher and in spite of the fact that I am with kids all day I haven’t been sick for years. I could write a book on the things I have cured with it!”
— Sheila S.
And here’s another interesting account from an individual who says he cured a horse of cloudy, hazed-over eyes using colloidal silver:
“Steve I have another story that is hard to believe but it is true. One day on my way to my mining claim, on a road that was very narrow and windy and steep, there were two horses. One was getting along just fine. But the other seemed to be having problems navigating.
So I stopped got out and saw that he was blind; both eyes were grayish; one for sure was blind, but the other looked like it was just hazed over.
I went back to the truck and got out my trusty spray bottle of colloidal silver, and sprayed both eyes and left.
I found out the horse belonged to the caretaker of the property that I was mining. The next day on my way back in, the horses were on the road again, so I got out to look at the horse whose eyes I’d sprayed with colloidal silver.
The eye that had been partly hazed over was clear and you could diffidently tell that he could see again. The owner was elated.”
Another horse lover wrote to say:
“A year or so ago, when I went out in the morning to feed my stud one of his eyes was very cloudy. No weeping but very cloudy.
My first thought was to grab my colloidal silver that I have in a spray bottle. I treated his eye 4 times throughout the day. The next morning his eye was completely clear!
I’m pretty sure a trip to the vet would have been at the very least a $100 trip. Colloidal silver is amazing! I use it for so many things for myself and for my animals.”
And still another horse lover, Debbi B., wrote to say this:
“I used silver to remove a cataract from a horse’s eye. 2 sprays a day for 4 months and it was gone.”
Finally, reader Larry R. wrote in to say:
“We have horses, dogs and cats. We do a good bit of our own vet work, as they are all getting the occasional cut, scrape or infection.
Our oldest mare had chronic eye infections, but a three day regimen of colloidal silver spray, and she is done with it.
We also use it on all wounds after a thorough irrigation, on hoof abscesses …really helps us manage the health and well-being of our herd.
Our Vet was particularly impressed with how quickly a serious leg gash healed with colloidal silver. I sent his office pictures every three days after he had initially treated the wound. All I used was colloidal silver spray to aid in healing. Horse was good as new in a month.”
As you can clearly see, many horse owners use colloidal silver on their horses, for a wide variety of conditions, including eye infections and vision problems. Here are a few more examples of ways colloidal silver is used by horse owners:
Treats Uveitis in Horses
On a website about horses, I found a story of a person who successfully treated recurrent Uveitis in one of their horses.
Uveitis, of course, is an infectious and inflammatory eye condition that can be spread quickly among horses, so an infected horse needs to be kept sequestered from other horses until the condition is resolved. Here’s a quote from the person’s story:
“I came across Colloidal Silver while doing some research on natural alternatives that I could use to assist my horse, Jocks, with recurring uveitis which had flared up for the second time in a couple of months.
The veterinarian gave me all the standard, bute (i.e., Phenylbutazone) and steroid drops for his eye which we tried using with little success. The eye did clear up after a while, but it flared up again only a couple of days later.
Not wanting to keep my horse on bute for prolonged periods at a time (he had just undergone fairly major surgery and had been on bute for a month prior), I started doing some research. I wanted to understand what recurring uveitis was, what causes it and what other possible options I might have.
When I first read about colloidal silver I was very skeptical. I read numerous articles on the web, and hundreds of testimonials. Eventually I was satisfied that this was worth trying, after all, there were no negative side effects and if it didn’t work, it would certainly not do any harm.
I used a clean syringe to carefully administer the liquid into the eye. I probably administered about 2ml twice a day (only half of it makes it into the eye with Jocks moving around). His eye cleared up within 24hrs. I continued the treatment for about 3 days to make certain it was gone.
It was probably another month before I noticed that Jocks had started to squint in that eye again and this time I started the drops before the uveitis became too flared up. His eye was open again the next day.
Jocks now wears a fly mask on very bright sunny days to protect his eyes and I always check his eye for any sign that the uveitis may be causing him trouble. Since starting the Colloidal Silver, the recurrences have been few and far between.
After my success with the Colloidal Silver, I shared my story with a neighbor who has several horses. She told me that she had no less than three horses boxed during the day at the time, because of the same condition.
So I gave her a sample of Colloidal Silver to try on her horses. She had as much success as I did and all three horses were back in their paddocks during daylight within a couple of days.“
Useful for Navicular Disease, Too!
If you Google the phrase “navicular disease and colloidal silver” you’ll see there seem to be a lot of horse lovers who recommend colloidal silver for this condition. For example, here’s what a horse lover on HorseForum.com has to say about it:
“Many vets diagnose horses with any kind of heel pain as being ‘navicular’. Typically it is navicular syndrome, not actually navicular disease, which is when there are actual changes in the navicular bone.
Most navicuar pain comes from encapsulated thrush! Yes…THRUSH! It’s not just the black stinky stuff on either side of the frog. Instead, the entire frog is infected which is eating into the digital cushion and causing pain on the deep digital flexor tendon and navicular bone.
It can also be caused by improperly trimmed bars that are jamming up into the navicular bone. By trimming the bars properly, eliminating all sugar from the horse’s diet (sugar feeds fungus which is what thrush is), soaking the feet in COLLOIDAL SILVER and getting a proper heel first landing with plenty of frog pressure (the frog should be about 1/8″ below the level of the heel), the infection can be killed, and the digital cushion and frog can be rehabilitated which will relieve the heel pain and “navicular syndrome”.
Find a knowledgeable barefoot specialist who can treat these issues and the horse will be fine in no time. I had a client whose horse was diagnosed with navicular, the vet wanted to put all the typical bars, pads blah blah blah on the horse. But these only treat symptoms, not the problem.
We used methods from the Swedish Hoof School which I was trained through, and after 3 trims the horse is fine! Navicular is not the end of the world and most of the time is a very treatable problem.”
Here’s another account about using colloidal silver for navicular syndrome, from EmphathyEquine.com:
“Thrush in the frog can cause enough pain in our horses that they alter the way they walk to avoid landing on the back of the hoof. This is extremely detrimental as it can cause the hoof to contract, digital cushion to die off, coffin bone to descend and bring our horses to seemingly incurable lameness.
Navicular syndrome, which is defined as general pain in the navicular region, often times has nothing to do with the navicular bone at all and everything to do with improper hoof mechanism initially brought on by thrush.
Once the NSC levels in the horses diet are in check, healing can begin by killing the thrush with a colloidal silver hoof soak and a natural trim to allow for frog stimulation.
In more severe cases hoof boots with frog pads can be used to return healthy blood flow to the frog.”
As you can see from the above excerpts, the real issue with Navicular disease/syndrome seems to be a buildup of thrush (yeast and other microbial infection) encapsulated deep within in the horse’s hoof.
Thankfully, as many horse lovers have learned, colloidal silver is a very powerful antifungal agent. (See Colloidal Silver Beats Fungal Infections Fast.)
Here’s what a horse lover writing on the CarnerEquinePodiatry.com website has to say about using two different commercial colloidal silver products for treating thrush-related hoof issues:
“For less severe infections, I will often recommend Silvestrasol formulated by The Institute of Applied Equine Podiatry, another non-necrotizing product that is a silver particle mixed with citric acid.
This is the only known compound effective against the flesh-eating bacteria, and is often used as a disinfectant in hospitals. It is effective against fungus, yeast and bacteria, and when applied as directed, is effective for 24 hours after application.
The silver particle in Silvestrasol disinfects and stabilizes the area, and the citric acid ‘tricks’ the cells of the fungus and bacteria into thinking that its food. The cells take in the citric acid compound, and then are destroyed.
This is an excellent product to use on tender footed horses, as the citric acid works as an astringent and can dramatically and safely harden the bottom of your horse’s feet.
Finally, as a maintenance product that is also effective for the treatment of mild thrush infections that is safe for open wounds is La Pierre Colloidal Silver. This is available through many health food stores. It’s my favorite product for a variety of hoof issues.
It is non-necrotizing, safe for skin, and can be used on rashes, dry skin, cuts and sensitive areas. It is 100% all natural, made from silver particles and silver ions.
It acts as an environmental stabilizer, and slows or completely stops the reproduction of bacterial and fungal growth and has been shown to be effective against many viral infections.
Colloidal silver can be used daily, and will not harden the horse’s hooves like Silvestrasol can.”
As you can see, treating thrush-related hoof issues with colloidal silver really works!
Racehorse Owners Swear By
Colloidal Silver for Beating Respiratory Conditions!
Some intrepid horse lovers are also looking using colloidal silver to help treat throat and respiratory conditions in racehorses, using specially made nebulizers that atomize liquid colloidal silver into a breathable mist to help get it down into the horse’s infected lungs.
In an article titled “Hi-yo silver, away with infection!,” licensed veterinarian Kenneth L. Marcella states:
“‘A major limiting factor in equine performance is low-grade respiratory tract infections,’ said Thomas Tobin, D.V.M., Ph.D., a pharmacologist at the Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky.
‘Silver inhalation eliminates infections in the respiratory tract and is active against all types of microorganisms. This translates into improved performance and meets the criteria for therapeutic medication.”
Of course, inhaling an atomized mist of colloidal silver into the lungs through a medical nebulizer has been done successfully by many human colloidal silver users (see Using Colloidal Silver With a Nebulizer).
And even clinical researchers are now admitting that colloidal silver mist inhaled into the lungs is phenomenal for stopping pneumonia (see Inhalation of Silver Nanoparticles Results in “Miraculous” Protection Against Pneumonia).
But now, horse lovers are discovering that the same process works for respiratory infections in horses, as well. In an article titled “Breathing Silver: Healing Properties of Silver Used for equine Respiratory Disease,” author Mickey Ballew writes:
“Along with lameness, respiratory disease is one of the most common causes of chronic illness in horses, with an estimated 25% of veterinary calls relating to respiratory problems.
Chelated silver therapy is currently being used successfully as a treatment in cases of Pharyngitis, Lymphoid hyperplasia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage (EIPH or “bleeding”), and for a number of other respiratory conditions.
Delivering a high volume of very small Chelated Silver particles into the back of the throat, the guttural pouches, the trachea and the large airways of the lungs of performance horses has proven to be a very beneficial approach.
… Clinical experience has shown that the duration of common respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, viruses, colds, and various upper or lower respiratory infections may be shortened and/or eliminated following Chelated Silver respiratory therapy.
Field and clinical testing has shown that the use of Chelated Silver as a head wash, or when administered by nebulization, can be highly effective for upper or lower respiratory infections, essentially completely eliminating the infection in as little as 3-5 days.
According to Dr. Thomas Tobin, veterinarian, pharmacologist, toxicologist and author of Drugs and the Performance Horse:
‘A major limiting factor in equine performance is low grade respiratory tract infections.
Chelated Silver inhalation eliminates infections in the respiratory tract by generating reactive oxygen species and these reactive species are active against all types of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi and viruses.
These therapeutic benefits have the potential to translate into improved athletic performance while still meeting the criteria for therapeutic medication.’”
To learn more about helping horses with respiratory conditions breath atomized colloidal silver mist, do a quick Google search for the term “Equine Nebulizer” or “Equine Respiratory Kit.” (And always check with your local, holistic-oriented veterinarian before utilizing any natural treatment or treatment protocol on your horse.)
One Last Testimonial: African Horse Sickness…
African Horse Sickness is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus (Orbivirus) that commonly affects horses, mules and donkeys.
It can cause high fever, depression, and severe respiratory symptoms resulting in trouble breathing, frothy fluid being coughed from nostril and mouth, serious lung congestion and ultimately respiratory failure and death.
Thankfully, the disease seems to be limited to the African continent. However, it’s similar in nature to other horse diseases caused by viruses, so it’s worth learning a bit about. Here’s an anecdotal account from a man and wife who healed their Thoroughbred mare of African Horse Sickness:
“Our 9 year old Thoroughbred mare was diagnosed with African Horse Sickness. We had been a little concerned that she was not as full of spunk as usual, I checked her temperature record – that was normal.
Only the following evening did we notice the swelling above the eyes and her temperature was now up to 39.1.
We consulted our Vet. On his recommendation we injected her with an anti-inflammatory. He came out the next morning and took blood samples. He told us that he could only treat the symptoms, as there was no cure for A.H.S.
He told us that the survival rate was 10%. He treated her with a metabolic stimulant; vitamin C, vitamin B & trace element, anti-histamine and Penicillin. She was only allowed 5 litres of water per day.
By the evening her eyes started to swell. She was still eating. Temp 37.5, pulse 48, respiration 31.
Day 2) To my delight there she was still standing!!! But oh her eyes!!! The swelling had pushed the mucus membrane of the lower lid out – so she had no vision – and from the eyes hung webs of bloody mucus!
We set out to find something to clean the eyes with. At Bahati, our local homeopathic shop, they recommended Colloidal Silver – for the eyes, and to drink.
At 12:00 we cleaned her eyes with water and then placed colloidal silver on cotton wool, held on the eyes for +- 5min. I was desperately hoping that it was not A.H.S. I set off to get our digital camera. I wanted to send the photos to Onderstepoort – the batteries needed loading and as it happened I only got to take the photo two hours later. Well!
By now her eyes looked decidedly better!! Our Vet approved the use of the colloidal silver. She was no longer eating. All she wanted was water… With every litre of water, we gave her 100ml of colloidal silver & 5ml Ecovet Heal All.
The Vet continued with his treatment; it included dehydrating her — which he admitted could cause kidney failure — or if she survived, possible permanent damage to the kidneys.
Day 3) She was still hanging in…refusing food, carrots and her favorite mango. The vision had improved to 40%. She stood with her back to the light. We darkened the stable with shade cloth. Pulse 60 Respiration 52, Temp 37.5.
The Vet gave her another “cocktail”. We felt that if she was not going to make it – why let her die of thirst? So we started giving her 2 liters of water with electrolytes and colloidal silver and 5ml Ecovet Heal all, every 2 hours.
Day 4) The vision had improved to 80%. She accepted a little bit of bran mixed with water. She also ate some mango & started nibbling at her hay! plus the odd bit of Lucerne (alfalfa).
We started to increase the water to 3 liters at a time every 2 hours, then every hour, with as much colloidal silver as we could lay our hands on.
She lay down for longer periods and appeared a little more at peace. She even grazed a little on the grass outside the stable, while we changed her bedding. Pulse 60 Respiration 52 Temp. 37.8. She had free access to water now.
Day 5) She looked a lot better. She started eating a bit of ration and even whinnied for carrots! She was on the mend.
It is now one month later and she is her old self again. Her eyes are perfect. We thank God for leading us to Colloidal Silver.
— Richard and Marietta Bladen, Nelspruit.
That’s quite a dramatic story. And it mirrors many of the stories I’ve heard from horse lovers who have used colloidal silver to heal their horses of serious disease conditions caused by viruses.
As You Can See…
As you can clearly see, many, many horse lovers utilize colloidal silver as part of their arsenal of horse health-care products. And the results are often astonishing.
Unfortunately, there are no clinical studies on using colloidal silver on horses, so dosage information is generally obtained through anecdotal accounts like the ones above, or preferably through recommendations from a holistic-oriented veterinarian.
Please understand I’m not a veterinarian, nor a doctor, and have never had horses or other farm animals. So it would be wise to clarify all of this with a holistic-oriented veterinarian, if you plan on using colloidal silver on your horse.
Here are a couple of articles you might find interesting and perhaps helpful, even though they’re more directed toward colloidal silver usage for pets:
- Article: Colloidal Silver for Dogs, Cats, Horses, Reptiles and Other Pets
- Video: Administering Colloidal Silver to Pets
- 15 Healing, Money-Saving Colloidal Silver Pet Benefits
- Colloidal Silver for Animals with Upper Respiratory Infections
Finally, if it were me administering relatively larger amounts of colloidal silver to a horse as a means of treating a disease condition, I’d probably follow up with beneficial microbes using the same amount as what you’d use if you’d treated the horse with antibiotic drugs.
That’s because silver, when taken in larger amounts, can kill both infectious microbes as well as beneficial digestive microbes, just like prescription antibiotic drugs.
But again, check with your local, experienced, holistic-oriented veterinarian before treating your horses, or any other animals for that matter.
Important Addendum: Where to Find Colloidal Silver
If you’re brand new to colloidal silver usage and are wondering where to buy it, it’s important to know that you can find it in just about any well-stocked health food store in America. It’s also available on Amazon and numerous other websites.
But it can be extremely expensive. In fact, because colloidal silver works so well against numerous forms of infection and disease, it has the highest price mark-up of any nutritional supplement in existence.
The amount of actual silver in a four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver is about five to 12 cents worth. (Yes, I said five to twelve cents.)
Yet because that small amount of silver is all it takes to decimate so many different kinds of infections, the manufacturers mark it up about 16,000%, charging a whopping $20 or $30 per bottle.
What’s more, manufacturers promoting the latest faddish colloidal silver product often charge far more per bottle – sometimes $35 to $50 for a tiny four-ounce bottle.
And people are more than willing to pay through the nose for these commercial colloidal silver products at health food stores because colloidal silver does indeed heal infections and prevent the spread of germs and disease faster and better than any other natural supplement on the planet!
So, commercially speaking, the retail price of colloidal silver at health food stores reflects its value to the consumer far more so than its true cost to produce. But here’s the good news:
Make Your Own High-Quality
Colloidal Silver for Pennies!
As I mentioned, typical health food store prices for colloidal silver can range from $20 to $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle.
But with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you can make your own safe, pure, high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for about 36 cents a quart! In other words, you can make it at actual cost, just like the big colloidal silver bottlers do.
Compared to typical health food store prices, your first two one-quart batches literally pay for the entire cost of your new generator! Do you know of any other health product that literally pays for itself the very first few times you use it? The savings are absolutely astonishing!
In fact, by making your own high-quality colloidal silver with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll be as close to having FREE colloidal silver as you can get, and for the rest of your life!
You’ll never have to pay those exorbitant health food store prices again!
The new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is now the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator. Here are just a few reasons why you should own one…
- It pays for itself after your very first batch or two — your total cost to make your first one-quart batch is about 36 cents, compared to the $240 you’d pay at a health food store if you bought an equivalent amount (i.e., eight of those little 4-ounce bottles they normally sell for $30 apiece)!
- Safe, simple to operate…No special skills needed…You just set the handy timer, plug it in, walk away, and three hours later you have a perfect batch of therapeutic quality micro-particle colloidal silver…every time! Here’s a short pictorial demonstrating how astonishingly easy it is to use a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge:
- Produces uncommonly small silver micro-particles as low as .8 nm. That’s a fraction of a single nanometer. Compare that to health food store colloidal silver which can contain silver particles as large as 200 nm to 1,000 nm (or even larger), and you’ll see why micro-particle colloidal silver is the very best there is! Smaller particles mean your body can absorb and utilize up to 99% of the colloidal silver you take, compared to maybe 30% or 40% with many health food store brands!
- Runs on standard household electricity, but uses less power than a tiny Christmas tree bulb – you won’t even see a blip on your electric bill!
- Produces uniform, crystal clear batches every single time that store for months, or even years, without losing potency!
- Cannot produce silver chloride or unsafe substances – you get pure, therapeutic-quality micro-particle colloidal silver every time!
Just read through some of the testimonials below to see for yourself how you’ll save literally thousands of dollars per year by making your own colloidal silver with your brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge!
Here’s what one customer recently wrote to tell us:
“Owning a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge has given us the luxury of being able to use high-quality colloidal silver any time we need it. And we never have to worry about the costs because it only costs a few pennies per quart to make! It is without a doubt the single-best money-saving appliance in my entire house!
Best of all, the machine is very easy to use, and easy to store. I was concerned about ease-of-use, but my fears were unfounded. After I got mine and used it, I immediately bought one and sent it to my 83 year old mom, and she uses it regularly as well.
Now that I have a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can use colloidal silver for everything — disinfecting the kitchen sinks, countertops, and the cutting board… spraying the toilet bowls, and the bathroom countertops and sinks… spraying it on my toothbrush to prevent bacterial growth…rinsing my mouth with it to prevent cavities and gum disease…you name it.
I even put it in the laundry rinse cycle when I do my linens, towels and kitchen rags, so I don’t have to wash them as frequently. It really keeps them fresh, and there’s never any mold or mildew anywhere in our house.
I also put some in the cat’s water bowl each day, and the dog’s too. We use it in the bathtub for skin problems. And of course we drink it when our tummies are queasy, or when we feel a cold or flu coming on. We also gargle with it in order to get rid of sore throats, and sniff it up our noses to get rid of sinus problems.
My husband even sprays it on his hair in the mornings, and has completely eliminated his lifelong dandruff problem. And he sprays a little bit in his eyes from time to time, and now has no more recurrent problems with sties.”
— K. Sullivan, NM
And here’s what another happy customer wrote to say about the tremendous savings she’s achieved by no longer having to purchase her colloidal silver through health food stores:
“We make a quart of colloidal silver at least once a week with the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from the Silver Edge. I finally sat down and figured out how much this machine has been saving us. By making our own colloidal silver we’ve saved $11,503.20 this year alone, compared to the cost of colloidal silver at our local health food store.
The cost for colloidal silver at our local health food store is $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle. But with my Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can make eight times that amount (i.e., a full quart) for about 35 cents total cost.
If I were to purchase a quart of colloidal silver at the health food store, which would be eight of those tiny, four-ounce bottles, the cost would be a whopping $240 (i.e., 8 x $30 = $240) compared to the 35 cents I now spend to make a full quart!
Here’s the breakdown of our costs to make a full quart of colloidal silver with our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator: It costs us about a dollar for a gallon of steam-distilled water at Walmart. So a quart of the steam-distilled water costs about 25 cents. And I estimate we use maybe a nickel’s worth of electricity and maybe another nickel’s worth of silver from the silver rods for every one-quart batch of colloidal silver we make. So that’s 35 cents a quart, all told, for each quart of micro-particle colloidal silver we make!
And frankly, considering how long the .999 fine silver rods have lasted (over a year and a half, so far, for the most recent set), I think it’s probably even cheaper than that. But it’s the lifetime savings we’ve experienced that’s just mind-boggling to me.
For example, we’ve had our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver unit for nearly five years now. And as I mentioned we make one quart per week, and we spend about 35 cents a week on making colloidal silver.
This means we save about $239.65 a week by not having to purchase a quart’s worth of colloidal silver at our local health food store. So do the math: In just one month, the savings is $958.60…in one year, the savings is $11,503.20…and in five years we’ve saved approximately $57,516.00!
When you put pencil to paper and figure it out, it definitely takes you by surprise. You just think ‘No way. I must have multiplied that wrong.’
But it’s true. The savings is legitimately well over $11,000 a year over health food store prices for colloidal silver, if you make and use a quart of colloidal silver a week like we do! And we reap that incredible savings from the very reasonable $250 investment we made in purchasing our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.
In their advertising literature, The Silver Edge says the unit completely pays for itself after your first couple of one-quart batches. But really, that’s quite an understatement when you realize the true extent of your savings!
Of course, once you start making your own colloidal silver with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you don’t really think about how much you’re saving compared to health food store prices, because it just becomes a normal part of your everyday life. But the savings is nevertheless astonishing when you reflect on it.
What’s especially nice is being able to produce a significantly higher-quality colloidal silver than what’s generally available to the public through health food stores, especially at such a tiny, tiny fraction of the cost.”
— Marie Wilkey, SC
The Bottom Line…
With a high-quality Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll never again have to pay exorbitant health food store or internet vendor prices for high-quality colloidal silver!
Indeed, your first batch or two will indeed completely pay for the entire cost of your generator, compared to health food store prices!
What’s more, you’ll be able to give colloidal silver away FREE to family members, friends and neighbors, because you’ll be making it — literally — for only a few pennies per batch!
Simply click on this link to learn more about this phenomenal new breakthrough in colloidal silver-making technology, including our current, time-limited, money-saving offers that can save you up to $100 if you act quickly and decisively!
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another insightful article on colloidal silver….
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
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