PIGEON BREAST/PIGEON FEVER/FALSE STRANGLES
- Using Natural Immunotherapy can dramatically improve the outcome of conditions characterized by abscess formation
- Enhancing the effectiveness of cell mediated immunity is an important supportive therapy for deep abscessation
- Natural Immunotherapy can enhance clinical outcomes when using traditional antibiotic therapy
age/breed/sex: 22 year old Quarter horse mare
Mahza presented with both internal and external abscessation. Two other veterinarians had attempted therapy with Trimethoprim-Sulfa and Penicillin with no results.
2/2/2009 - Mahza was taken to the UC Davis Veterinary Hospital with multiple external abscesses.
2/3/2009 - Lab work revealed an elevated WBC with increased neutrophils(77%) and decreased lymphocytes (16%). UC Davis diagnosed Pigeon Breast which was confirmed later by a positive titer of 1:5120 and a culture that was positive for corynebacterium pseudtuberculosis.
2/2/2009 - The owner had requested that Dr. Ramaekers start Mahza on his Equine Immune Formula day they went to UC Davis. Mahza was NOT given any antibiotics. Her owners continued to give the Ramaekers Equine Immune Formula on a daily basis.
3/25/2009 - Mahza showed marked clinical improvements in respect to the external abscesses. Also, she had a much improved appetite and level of activity. Repeat lab work showed a normal WBC with both the neutrophils (54%) and lymphocytes (40%) returning to normal levels.
5/11/2009 - Mahza is continuing to show improvement in overall appearance and health. The external abscess was nearly completely healed.
Attending Veterinarian: Dr. Joe Ramaekers