Horse’s Grease

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General [General]

The principal seat of this disease is in the lower part of the hind legs; it is however at times met with in the fore legs. There appears to be in some horses a hereditary tendency to grease, in others it is brought on by improper food; horses that eat large quantities of beans are frequently troubled with it. It sometimes makes its appearance in the form of a swelling makes its appearance in the form of a swelling after standing sometime in the stable; at other times it is first observed by a scurfy eruption at the heels; after a time the skin cracks and discharges at first a thin clear fluid, but it soon becomes thick and frothy; after a time if the disease is allowed to go on unchecked, small red flat-headed elevations make their appearance, which gradually increase in size till they become as big as the end of one’s finger, and hang like clusters of grapes of a reddish blue or black colour, and bleed from the least touch and emit a most loathsome smell.

REMEDIES: Thuja occidentalis, Secale cornutum, Arsenicum, Mercurius vivus and Sulphur.

Thuja occidentalis [Thuj]

Thuja occidentalis, both internally and externally, if there are bluish or brownish excrescences, which bleed on the least touch, and there is a discharge of foetid ichor.

Dose. Six drops three times a day, at the same time the parts may be bathed with the strong tincture night and morning.

Secale cor [Sec]

Secale cornutum and Arsenicum, may be used in alternation, if there is a watery swelling or dark-looking ulcers, with foetid discharge.

Dose. The same as directed for Thuja occidentalis internally.

Mercurius vivus [Merc-v]

Mercurius vivus, when there are numerous small ulcers, that discharge a thick matter, and bleed when touched.

Dose. Six or eight drops twice a day.

Sulphur [Sulph]

It is necessary to give a dose of Sulphur once a week during the treatment, and keep the legs clean by washing them with warm water.

John Rush
John Rush, School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, USA. The Handbook of Veterinary Homeopathy, by John Rush, was published in 1854. Originally published in London by Jarrold and Sons. "The Homeopathic Treatment of the Horse, the Ox, the Sheep, the Dog and the Swine."