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I am a vet in Maryland and have a horse that has been diagnosed with Anaplasmosis which is a tick-borne pathogen that infects the white blood cells. I would like to know if anyone has some experience treating this or other similar infections using either Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation or Ozone Therapy. Any response would be greatly appreciated! Thank you - Lisa
Posted by petvetlb
Asked on April 27, 2016 12:31 pm

There is not specific data in horses for treating blood borne pathogens. There is data on the human side. In general there are many studies that have demonstrated that levels of ozonides which are well tolerated by healthy cells are cidal to bacteria, fungi and parasites. And because ozone kills microbes with an oxidant mechanism, the emergence of resistant strains is impossible. Keep in mind, the immune status of the animal will play a very important role overall. And that the blood volume of a horse is much larger than humans. The treatment would most likely ideally be the ultraviolet blood irradiation or biophotonic therapy in combo with ozone. And then followed by direct IV ozone which is the standard in horses in order to get the levels high enough to have clinical effect.

Posted by dbackus7
Answered On April 27, 2016 9:58 pm