Galozyme® Equine Sport
I own a 27-year-old Arabian gelding, Skoradd who came through the last winter a little on the thin side and early this spring the weight loss became a little more noticeable. I increased his feed and Skoradd ate like there was no tomorrow but still continued losing weight. By the end of August he looked like a skeleton with a hide draped over it. Skoradd was lethargic and moved about like a 90-year-old man. He had the symptoms of Cushings, winter hair and all. Skoradd had been on a well-known probiotic that was highly recommended to me. I had not seen any changes in Skoradd in the several weeks that Skoradd was on this pro-biotic.
My daughter had heard about the “Galozyme Equine Sport” and purchased a small container for me to add to the gelding’s diet as she was told is was an exceptional product and would heal the animal from the inside out. I had been giving it to Skoradd for about a week when I called the vet come out to check him out.
Our veterinarian came out and drew blood to send away for testing and as he was doing so, I had my face kind of buried into Skoradd’s neck and I noticed he had a putrid odor about him and commented to my grand daughter that maybe he had rolled in something and if and when we had a nice day, I would give him a bath. As I led Skoradd away, the vet called me to bring him back as he had noticed the gelding seemed to be limping on the left rear foot. We checked him out but could find nothing to indicate the cause of the limp.
A couple of days after the vet had been out; Skoradd had developed a lump on the rear hind flank. I phoned the vet to inform him of this development and I told him about the smell I had noticed in Skoradd’s when he last visited. I was also quite sure that this lump was not the cause of a kick. He had me check his breath and his coat again but everything smelled normal. He said to monitor the swelling and inform him of any changes. It started out hard but as it became enlarged it became softer. I called the vet again and by the time he was able to make it out the “cyst” was quite large. All this time the gelding has been on triple the amount of “Galozyme Equine Sport” suggested on the label and it almost seemed that it was purging his system of whatever infection he had.
The vet did a physical exam on the horse and then inserted a syringe and took a sample of the puss to send for biopsy. Then he lanced the cyst and the amount of puss that spurted out had to be a couple of cups full and smelled absolutely foul. The vet cleaned the area and inserted a drainage tube. A week later he was back to remove the tube and then also had to cut away a large area of skin, which was sloughing off from the cyst area.
All that the veterinarian was able to establish was that Skoradd had had some long-term heavy-duty infection caused by what he didn’t know. The culture only showed some hoof rot bacteria but there was no problem with his hooves. Skoradd’s heart, liver and kidneys all checked out in good condition. The large wound cleared up in a couple of weeks and healed like nothing I’ve seen. I would say that this product probably saved his life. Skoradd is now bright and moving about like his old self and slowly putting on weight.