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Purple Mush 12 oz. for "Canker"

  • Purple Mush 12 oz. for "Canker"

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Purple Mush 12 oz. for "Canker"


Purple Mush ( Ingredients : Croton Lechleri, Gentiana quinquefolia, Mahonia aquafolium, Tabebuia impetiginosa, Scutellaria lateriflora, Hydrastis Canadensis, Ethanol  ) is a 100% Natural supplement product that has proven to be very successful in the treatment of equine CANKER with an 80% success rate on over 400 horses treated world wide. Purple Mush is 100% effective on white line and thrush infections and healing abscesses. The cost is $100 per hoof for a standard size horse and $200 per hoof (for 2 bottles) for a large draft horse. The container includes instructions, a glove and enough hoof packing product to conduct three to five, 5-day hoof packing campaigns each. (Note: Natural ingredients may vary in color and consistency among batches but the effectiveness will not change)


Purple Mush is non toxic and non caustic.

Purple Mush stains clothes permanently, please use clothing that is OK to stain. You will need:

--PURPLE MUSH hoof packing.
--Anti bacterial soap or sudsy sterile something to clean and flush out the area.

--A hoof brush to brush out the area as best you can. --Paper towels.

-- Clear plastic wrap also called saran wrap (from your kitchen).
--A towel, tarp, rubber mats or an old saddle pad for the floor to keep the foot clean.

--Purple Mush hoof packing. --Vet wrap.

--Cotton pads or cotton roll.
--A boot or duct tape or some type of hoof covering. A baby/infant (newborn) diaper will do the trick also.

Clean the area with something gentle. soapy water, maybe some antibacterial non caustic soapy water. Also soaking in mouthwash mixed with water 50/50 works.

Scrub the area as best you can to expose all the bad stuff. Dry the area very well.
Put down a towel that you don't care about as this stains... Put down something so you can raise and lower her 
foot without getting it dirty again.

Make sure to identify all the crevices where this bacteria lives. Open up areas with your fingers or get tweezers or whatever you need to make sure to be able to stuff the mush down into the cracks.

You don't need to use a lot. So, once the hoof is fairly dry and clean, take a pinch of the Purple Mush and stuff it into all the crevices. (It is runny and stains so wear barn clothes.) Once you think you have it stuffed into all the bad areas, apply the saran wrap to create a barrier so the cotton doesn’t absorb the Purple Mush then get cotton pads and cover all the areas so that the cotton makes the hoof flush with the ground. The cotton compresses so use more than you think you need - what you are doing here is making sure the Purple Mush stays in the crevices and doesn't just run all out when the foot is on the ground. The cotton keeps it up there. Vet wrap the hoof to keep the cotton in there.

Put on some sort of boot like a Davis Boot or I just picked up one of those really cheap ones for when you lose a shoe on the trail.

Whatever item you might have ... Just to keep it all clean. Or, you can make a duct tape boot. A baby/infant (newborn baby) diaper will do the trick if you fit it and velcro it around the hoof followed by some duck tape to give it strength.

-Keep it like this for 5 days. Repeat every 5 days for 3 weeks. Allow a day to vent and dry in between wrappings.

If the horse is in a clean stall, the vet wrap, & diaper with duct tape will be fine.

If the horse goes outside, it has to be a DRY area and apply the boot. Or, if you feel your horse isn't really hard on their feet, the wrap, diaper and duct tape could be enough.

 - PART 2 for canker treatment : Equine canker is a chronic, hyperplastic, exudative ( flow, ooze, pus ) Pododermatitis affecting one or more feet. Although many causes and treatments have been suggested, the cause of the disease is still unknown and most probably multifactorial. Local/topical treatments include radical surgical debridement of the diseased hoof tissue and application of caustic substances, antibiotics, and pressure bandaging. Nevertheless, the number of recurrences is high (45%).
Based upon our own experience in combination with outside studies done on canker ; We strongly recommend a drug called "Prednisolone" to be given orally along with the topical hoof packing "Purple Mush" treatment. Some studies claim that this drug help with the restrengthening of the equine immune system, decreasing the chances for the Canker to come back.
Your veterinarian will have to agree and prescribe this drug to your horse in the specific doses per horses’s body weight.
Name of drug : "Prednisolone"
Recommended example dose below : Use for a 1,000 lbs horse in pills of 20mg each pill.
WEEK 1 & 2 :
30 pills of 20mg each pill once a day =(600mg per day)
Crushed pills into powder and feed orally with feed or grain.
Continue daily for a 2 week period.
WEEK 3 , 4 & 5 :
15 pills once a day =(300mg per day)
Continue daily for a 3 week period.
WEEK 6 through 10 :
10 pills every other day=(200mg per day)
Continue every other day for a 5 week period or as long as your Vet recommends. --------------------------------------------
Where can my Veterinarian get this drug ? Company : VEDCO or any Veterinarian Drug Pharmacy outlet. ( Only sold to licensed Veterinarians )
5503 Corporate Drive
Saint Joseph MO 64507
(816) 238-8840
Prednisolone, like methylprednisolone, is a potent anti-inflammatory steroid. Prednisolone, 11,17, 21 - trihydroxypregna- 1,4-diene-3,20-dione, is a synthetic dehydrogenated analogue of cortisone. Prednisolone and methylprednisolone have a greater anti-inflammatory potency and have less tendency to induce sodium and water retention than the older corticoids, cortisone and hydrocortisone. The relative anti-inflammatory potency for hydrocortisone is 1.0, cortisone is 0.8, prednisolone is 4 and methylprednisolone is 5. The relative sodium retaining potency for hydrocortisone is 4, prednisolone is 3 and methylprednisolone is 2.1,2

What is Canker ?

Equine canker is described as an infectious process that results in the development of a chronic hypertrophy of the horn-producing tissues. We believe the infection is a Pathogen that looks to invade horses with weak or compromised immune systems because usually attacks only 1 horse in a pasture shared with other 10 horses that didn’t get affected by the Canker. It generally originates in the frog; may remain focal, but has the capacity to become diffuse and invade the adjacent sole, bars and hoof wall. Canker can occur in one foot or multiple feet may be involved. The etiology of canker remains elusive but wet environmental or moist unhygienic conditions have traditionally been thought to act as a stimulus, however, canker is commonly seen in horses that are well cared for and horses who receive regular hoof care. The treatments described in the literature have consisted of debridement and the application of topical medications including antibiotics, astringents, antiseptics, and caustic powders. No treatment to date has been consistently effective as the “Purple Mush”, which has been in treating this disease with 80% success rate after treating over 400 horses world wide.

Clinical Signs :

Canker generally originates in the frog and can be mistaken for thrush in the early stages. Thrush is limited to the lateral and medial sulcus or the base of the frog if a fissure is present whereas canker invades the horn of the frog anywhere throughout its structure. There is a proliferation of tissue with canker versus a loss of tissue as with thrush. In the early stages canker may present as a focal area of granulation tissue in the frog that bleeds easily when abraded. Upon closer inspection a light brown or grey tissue will surround this focal area.

Testimonials :

1- The Purple Mush should have a different name, it should be called Purple miracle!! For five months I have been dealing with persistent canker in all four feet of my Belgian draft horse and it wasn't just a little bit of canker it was truly horrible, he could barely walk and spent a good portion of the days laying down to stay off his feet. We did three surgeries on three of his feet and were holding off performing surgery on the 4th one, following our vets advice after the surgeries we were applying crushed Metronidazole tablets and acetone with feet wraps using duct tape every day for more than 60 days then taking a break for a week and then starting it over again.I found the Purple Mush by doing some more research and I was a little skeptical of using it but what we were doing was not working so I decided to give it a try, we are so thankful that we did give it a try. After two treatments in all four feet he is canker free in two of his feet and will be canker free after the third treatment on the other two because there is just a little spot of canker left in those two feet, this only took 2 weeks. Our veterinarian and our 2 farriers are both shocked and astounded at the speed that the canker disappeared. Ironsides is able to walk around pain free now and it is such a huge relief to see him walking around like a normal horse, We rescued him from the kill pen lot and who knows how long he had been in such pain from the canker, he was an Amish plow horse. It brings tears of joy to my eyes to see him walking around, if anyone has any reservations about trying the purple mush I would suggest that you do it now if your horse has canker, we could have saved thousands of dollars and avoided all the surgeries on his feet. I am still in disbelief at how quickly this product worked a true miracle. We live in South Texas so there are not many cases of canker but I am spreading the word to everyone I know about this product because it is truly a miracle. If I could post pictures of before and after on this email I would because it's amazing to see normal white foot and a normal frog underneath after debriding from the farrier.

-Shawn Safford - South Texas - February 2019

2 - "Purple Mush? Purple Magic!!!!! My horse had a bad canker. We have been treating it for months....applying medicines, packing, using a plate over the shoe...you name it. It even got worse at one point. Nothing was working. The vet said that it would take months and that the horse would be out of commission for the show season. I ordered the purple mush and used as directed. We packed it and still used the plate to help keep it all in. The canker was completely gone in 10 days."

-Stacy Ciancanelli - MO, USA


 3 - "Our horse completely cleared of it for a couple of months now we have photos of the progress if you would like to pass on our details. Our farrier could not believe the progress. Our vet wanted to spend thousands on un-guaranteed surgery. Happy to inform an assist anyone wanting to know about the product. It was fabulous."  

 -Tandara Horse Park - Australia ..... email@tandara.net


4 -" My horse had thrush in his left front hoof and canker in the right. After reading all of the horror stories about canker my husband stumbled across a review for Purple Mush. We were skeptical but ordered it anyway. We followed the directions t the letter and after three treatments the canker is gone. We used the thrush off on the other hoof and that cleared up within days. Needless to say, I am delighted! My vet and farrier are blown away by the results as well Thank you Well Horse!

-Lisa Botteon - PA, USA


5 - " This salve, made from plant resin, is a Miracle. Hallelujah! It works almost immediately, is easy to apply and affordable. I did everything known for equine canker. Some products and treatments worked on the mild areas but nothing worked for my mare’s profound case – except this.
*Please note that I am not affiliated with this product. I just am spreading the word because if you are in the trenches with this insidious infection, you know how bad it is… and now that I know what works, I want to climb the highest mountain and yell for all to hear. THERE IS A CURE! Wahoo! (sniff, tear in eye…) YOU DON’T HAVE TO WRAP HOOVES FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!

Tess is my National Champion Park Harness Morgan mare who was pampered and healthy her whole life. Near the end of her last pregnancy, canker appeared in three of her hooves. No one knows what causes it. Some say that wet conditions seem to help it fester, but veterinarians really don’t know what causes canker. In fact, it is widely thought of as an external infection but it could be systemic. (I will say why this might be true for my mare later.) And, it isn’t breed specific either although it happens more frequently in Drafts.
How did I first come across this disease? Well canker is fairly rare, especially in Morgans. So, I had never seen it and my farrier had never seen it. We kept thinking that her fetid smelling hooves were a bad case of thrush. I diligently applied every kind of thrush buster from peroxide to megawatt and nothing was killing it. I figured I would just have to keep at it. After all, it was winter and the ground was wet…
Lo and behold, our next appointment came around and the farrier told me that he now thinks this thrush is actually canker. What? We called our vet and sent him a photo via our cell phone. The vet said that it sure looked like canker but it would have to be biopsied.
Between the time of the farrier visit and the initial biopsy, Tess developed this nasty condition in two other hooves. The front right was far worse and started to eat away her frog and heel.
The Initial Treatment that almost worked…

.....We tried the best known treatment designed by the best specialists in equine podiatry in the world…. Basically here is what you are supposed to do: have your vet or a surgeon abrade the area (usually the horse is under sedation) to remove all the infected tissue. Then you treat the hoof once or twice daily by first wiping the area with a compounded mixture of acetone and benzoyl peroxide, then apply crushed up metronidazole tablets, pack that with cotton gauze and then secure the hospital plate (that your farrier has fitted), vet wrap the foot and then affix a duct tape or some other waterproof boot — all with the hoof in the air. Ugh. Twice a day. Double ugh. You are miserable, the horse is miserable and it is really a pain to do this. But, it did halt the minor cases of canker in her hind feet. Unfortunately, the severe canker was resistant. It would not abate, no matter what we did.

And, we did it all… After 10 months of the above therapy, new treatments http://www.ericnystrom.com/aep.html, several debridements, constant wrapping, many vet calls and one deep debridement surgery at Loomis Basin Equine Hospital, the canker continued to grow back. Without another option, the foot specialist was considering removing her frog. I was beside myself with fatigue and worry.
Obviously nothing was stopping this infection. As they say, no hoof, no horse. I was terrified that we would have to put down my wonderful mare who had worked so hard for us. I was very resistant to putting Tess through this invasive surgery to remove her frog.

A Miracle… Out of the blue, a friend of mine told me that she had heard of a master farrier from Pismo Beach,CA (that had a canker cure. Really? I had nothing to lose… So I contacted Coco Fernandez at his website CocoCaballo.com. He was quite personable. He put me at ease and said that he had much success but wasn’t quite ready to put the product on the market. I begged him to send a sample. He said if I was willing to test it for him and be a case study, then he would send it. I jumped at the chance. He called it "Purple Mush".

I applied the Purple Mush (a textured goo) to her hoof, added some cotton padding and then wrapped it — very easy.  I waited pensively for three days.  I knew how much damage the canker could do in three days if left to its piranha ways.  Also, when I unwrapped the hoof, I noticed the canker had not grown and was actually dry.  I was amazed.  I heard violins! I couldn’t believe it.  Something was actually halting the growth of this insidious, nasty packman-like bacteria!  I held my breath and re-applied the mush.  Three days later, I swear, the canker was gone.  Absolutely GONE.  I kept applying the Mush for two weeks as I watched healthy foot grow.  I could not believe it!  I called everyone I knew and then asked for a meeting with my vet.......
........My vet thought he was coming out to discuss my mare’s upcoming canker surgery.
I asked him to look at her foot once again before we made the decision.  I stood back as he lifted her foot.  OMG!  He repeated his disbelief about 100 times in succession.  OMG!OMG!OMG!OMG!
He could not believe what he was seeing either.  After almost a year of struggle, the beast was gone after just two weeks of "Purple Mush" Magic!

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