Using a natural alternative when your horse is not well or in transition to barefoot is
important for the overall health of your horse. Colloidal Silver is one of the best natural
healing products you can
use on your horse and is particularly helpful as a supportive
therapy during a
transition period to barefoot.
In this article, find out more about how Colloidal Silver
works and how to use it.
Does Colloidal Silver Actually Work?
Silver is known as an immune enhancer. Silver works by disabling
the oxygen-metabolizing enzyme that one-celled bacteria, fungi
and viruses use to reproduce themselves. The disease causing pathogen
therefore suffocates and dies and is eliminated via the normal
channels. Resistant strains have never been known to develop unlike
antibiotics which are effective against only about a dozen forms
of bacteria and fungi, but never viruses.
Silver has been tested and shown to be effective against more
than 650 different disease causing pathogens. None of these organisms
were found to survive in the presence of minute amounts of silver.
research in the early 1900's indicated that silver is taken up
and stored by the kupfer cells in the liver. These same cells
are one of the body's defense mechanisms against infection. They
could be expected to engulf invading infectious organisms and
bring them into intimate contact with their stored silver. This
is a different mechanism of defense and it appears there may be
some basis for researching silver as a preventative and treatment
of infectious disease.
Do I Use Colloidal Silver?
You can use Colloidal Silver externally or internally. Larger
animals are best dosed with a plastic syringe for the initial
5 day booster dose for acute illness. The following 2.5ml daily
dose may be added to food or water placed in a plastic container
Silver works well when given as an ajunct to a healthy diet. Silver
levels in the body are commonly very low especially in animals
contracting illnesses, suggesting that our soils are seriously
deficient in the mineral.
500ml bottle of 10 parts per million colloidal silver, given as suggested used as a yearly booster is recommended
to assist in keeping general immunity high. Prevention is the
Silver can be used against viral, bacterial and fungal
and works best when it comes into direct contact with the pathogen
for at least 6 minutes. As the disease producing organisms are
destroyed they need to be eliminated from the body through normal
channels. It is important therefore to make sure the animal you
are treating has access to plenty of clean water at all times
and is encouraged to drink as much as possible. Some animals will
drink water to which Colloidal Silver has been added seemingly
knowing it to be beneficial.
Large wounds, absesses or other skin irritations can be washed
or sprayed with Colloidal Silver (plastic spray bottle top available
for ease of application), then the healing topical cream applied.
Silver has shown dramatic results in the case of very young
such as foals and calves scouring. Given with a syringe twice
daily it has the most beneficial effect. It has been observed that many animals gain weight
and energy following a course of Colloidal Silver suggesting that
their general wellbeing is enhanced.
such as coughs and colds,
hoof absesses and eye infections respond best by administration
of a high dosage for 5 days followed by the daily recommended
Great results have been noted when using Colloidal
Silver for 'Seedy Toe', over-reach injury in horses and for
infections - allow the area to be soaked in Colloidal Silver for
6 minutes before applying the Healing Cream.
ALL TIMES SEEK THE ADVICE OF A REGISTERED VET IF YOU HAVE DOUBTS
ABOUT YOUR ANIMAL'S HEALTH.
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