Huey Khan Before StemEquine

Huey Khan On StemEquine

Huey Khan
We are amazed at how well Huey responded to StemEquine. His quality of life has increased dramatically. Huey Khan went from standing in one place or laying down all day to now trotting and galloping around the pastures. This would have been impossible a few short months ago. His hooves have cleared-up amazingly. His overall attitude and energy are high. Watch the slideshow of his hooves and the clinical trial videos taken by Dr Stephen Purdy.
Below is Huey Khan's story and Dr Purdy's summery of the clinical analysis.

Use the contact form below to ask Dr Purdy questions about StemEquine

Clinical Trial Summary 6/11 - 8/11 - Huey

Blue Star Equiculture Horses Clinical Exam Results as of 8-26-11: By Dr Stephen Purdy
Gait Examination:
All horses were walked and trotted in hand in a straight line to observe for lameness, impulsion, and coordination. All horses were also evaluated turning in a tight circle in hand in both directions. Video of all loco motor testing was recorded and still pictures were taken of Huey’s feet, which had chronic infections of the sole and frog and canker in both at the start of the trial and of Peg’s left hind leg metatarsal bone which had chronic infection.

Clinical Examinations:

Huey Khan- 6 years old, 1300# Oldenburg gelding-overworked at a young age-multiple joint arthritis and tendon tears, foot infections. Huey has shown significant improvement in the physical appearance of his front feet, which were infected with thrush (bacterial/fungal infection of the sole and frog of the foot) and also had a canker[1] lesion in each foot. The canker lesions disappeared after 2 weeks. The feet continue to improve. There is no apparent change in his gait but his tendon and joint injuries are chronic (years) and severe. We would like to continue him on the trail and work him one hour after treatment as you suggested, seeing if more StemEquine would help with the chronic lameness issues.

[1] Merck Veterinary Manual ( “Canker is a chronic hypertrophy and apparent suppuration of the horn-producing tissues of the foot, involving the frog and the sole. The cause is unknown. Primarily a disease of the heavy draft horse, canker is seldom seen in other breeds today, although it has been seen frequently in certain stables of light horses in the southern USA. It is most often found in the hind feet and is frequently well advanced before detection. The frog may appear to be intact but has a ragged, oiled appearance. The horn tissue of the frog loosens easily and reveals a swollen, foul-smelling corium covered with a caseous exudate. The surface of the corium is irregular with a characteristic vegetative growth. The disease process may extend to the sole and even to the wall, showing no tendency to heal. The prognosis is guarded. Treatment must be radical and intensive. All loose horn affected tissue should be removed, and an antiseptic or antibiotic dressing applied daily. A clean, dry wound environment must be maintained to allow healing, which may take weeks or months. Waterproof materials and plastic boots are used for such purposes. If the horse is not lame, it can be returned to work during the period of healing by use of a special shoe with a removable sole plate to maintain the dressing.”

Huey's Story

Huey Khan is our first rescue horse. Although not a draft horse, he is a rather large horse; he is a German Oldenburg (Oldenburgs, it should be noted, were originally bred as heavy coach horses for the German Royals).

Huey Khan's early life is very unclear. It is very clear that he had severe damage to his front legs tendons and joints. 

We tried just about everything to help him. At that time he spent nearly 70% of his time lying down. Later he developed very bad thrush and canker(a fleshy tumorous, extremely painful growth) in his front frogs and soles and heels, making his walking all the more painful.

He had special people and friends come and treat him and work with him but still no dramatic improvement. He had the lesions removed by Vets several times. We felt his injuries were setting him up for what would be a lifetime of lameness. 

I was advised to euthanize him. Huey Khan is young and has one of the most charismatic personalities on the farm. He loves attention and draws people to him with his sweet and friendly demeanor. I just couldn't give up on him. I am so glad that I listened to my heart. We are so thrilled with Huey's progress that we are hopeful that he may actually achieve what was once believed impossible, a nearly full recovery. 

When we were presented with the offer to become part of the StemEquine study with Dr. Steve Purdy with some of our horses, Huey Khan was our first choice. 

Within the first 2wks Huey Khan's canker and thrush completely cleared up. It has not returned and he is now on his 4th month of the study. His overall health has improved dramatically. His coat is amazing and he is no longer depressed and stressed from pain. He is comfortable and pain free. This past week (Jan.17th 2012) we were able to trim his feet for the first time without the help of any tranquilizer. All of this has really inspired us to believe that the continued use of this supplement will only bring about more health and soundness for him. 

We are looking forward to sharing the continued healing that Huey Khan receives while on this supplement. Like I said we are now thinking that hoping for a miracle for him is not so far fetched!

Contact Dr Stephen Purdy

The proceeds from the sale of all StemTech products goes towards the care of the horses

Huey After StemEquine

Site Map | Printable View | © 2008 - 2016 Blue Star Equiculture