Purple Mush is a 100% Natural product that has proven to be very successful in the treatment of equine CANKER with 80% of success rate on over 400 horses treated world wide. Also Purple Mush is 100% effective on white line infections and 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 four, 5-day hoof packing campaigns each.
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 Virus that looks to invade horses with lower 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.
1- "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
2- "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 ..... firstname.lastname@example.org
3-" 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
4- " 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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