Animals: Healing horse wounds

A few years ago, I received the following message from the owner of a horse “hospital” in Mexico:

“Today we rescued a 5 month old colt who had been attacked by dogs a few days ago. He had large infected wounds on both sides of his face and on his left front leg. The injury on the leg was so swollen that he couldn’t bend the knee joint.

“Anything white you see in the photos is a maggot or worm. When the wounds were sprayed post debridement with ether and iodine, thin white worms were crawling out of everywhere! He’s getting penicillin, an oral paste for inflammation and pain, and daily wound cleaning with hydrogen peroxide and iodine. The wound is packed daily with an antibiotic ointment.”

Rather amazed at how difficult it seemed to heal horse wounds, I sent them wheatgrass extract spray. I instructed them to apply the spray once daily and not use dressings.

View how effectively, and rapidly, wheatgrass did a great healing job:

Inside Left Front Leg

Right jaw

Discussion: Wheatgrass clearly healed this animal’s wounds and no antibiotics or dressings were required. It is important to note that wheatgrass also heals human wounds and prevents infection effectively. Usually, antibiotics are not required.

Dr. Chris Reynolds.

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