- Natural Immunotherapy can potentiate the clinical effects of antibiotic therapy by improving cell-mediated immunity
- Enhanced Cell-Mediated immunity can more effectively penetrate abscessed & granulomatous type tissue
This ranch in Eastern Washington has been battling strangles for years. This study was conducted on a closed herd of 29 horses with acute and chronic hot strept equi infections with abscessation and weight loss.
The horses were randomly assigned to a control group (14 head) and the treatment group (15 head). Physical exams were performed, body weights and general physical findings were recorded on Day 0 and Day 40.
Ultrasound was used to evaluate the degree of abscessation on Day 0 and Day 40. All of the horses received an autogenous bacterin and antibiotic therapy(Baytril). The treatment group received the Ramaekers Equine Immune Formula on a daily basis.
The treatment group showed a weight gain averaging 39 pounds vs. 20 pounds for the control group. On physical exam at the end of the study the attending veterinarian noted a marked improvement in the general physical condition and health of treatment group.
Attending veterinarian: Dr. Joseph Ramaekers