Horses and Transfer Factor

Dr. Molly Metz, DVM, Lexington, Kentucky

  • A 3-yr-old warmblood with history of chronic cough and nasal discharge was unresponsive to antibiotics. Within two weeks of being on transfer factors, both the nasal discharge and cough went away. This colt is being maintained on a maintenance dose of Transfer Factor for Horses and Livestock.
  • A 19-yr-old late gestation mare had stringhalt, ataxia, and moderate ear droop. I began the mare on TF Performance and Show to improve its immune function prior to foaling. After 30 days of being on the TF Performance and Show, this mare had no evidence of stringhalt or ataxia, and only a mild ear droop. This is the first time in her life she was able to pull her ear forward in a normal position. She also is cushionoid and suffered miserably in last summer’s heat, being unable to sweat. This spring, when temperatures reached 80 degrees, she was sweating in the field.
  • I had a 2-year-old thoroughbred filly with a history of multiple bone pain and suspected neurological condition. This filly was diagnosed with physitis in multiple bones (via bone scan) and as a wobbler on radiographs. I placed her on the animal products to see if she could be improved enough to go into training. The farm has begun breaking her and her movement has improved by approximately 80%. I am waiting to hear if the farm feels she’s good enough to go to the track.

Dr. Joe Raemakers, DVM – “We recently had an experience with a 30-year-old horse who had a leg swollen from infection. I applied transfer factors directly to the leg and within 6 days the swelling was totally gone. I checked his lymphocyte level and he had a 27% increase since the use of transfer factors. THAT’S JUST PHENOMENAL!”

Rob Robertson, M.D. – “Nearly everything that goes wrong with us and our pets, with the exception of trauma – i.e. broken bones, etc., can be traced directly to an immune system failure”. Pollution, drug overload and nutrient-poor diets compromise our immune health. The key to self-healing is a strong defense system, which protects dogs and cats from everything from the flu germs to cancer cells. More than their mainstream counterparts, holistic veterinarians believe that a weak immune system plays a key role in causing disease. Drugs aren’t the answer for immune enhancement. The immune system is not responsive to drugs for healing. Antibiotics fight infection, but they don’t affect whatever weakened the immune system in the first place. This is why holistic veterinarians focus less on things that cause diseases and more on those that affect the body’s defenses.

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