Our neighbor needed help. A truck had hit his best horse and the veterinarian refused to come see a horse that would soon die. After a suggestion from one of the missionary’s daughters, it was decided to do a charcoal poultice on the horse. The accident had happened many hours before we were able to start treatments. The horse, Jay, had a fever and was not doing well. After cleaning up the large, open wound on his torso, and the many smaller wounds on his legs and face, we were able to get a monster-sized charcoal poultice made up. The charcoal reduced Jay’s fever and he started acting like his normal, curious self. He had to be tied up because he was trying to bite the poultices off. This was a very messy job, but 2 times a day the wound had to be cleaned and re-bandaged. The owners learned how to do the treatment, but we continued to visit with our friends. Jay was hit on February 4, 2013 and by July 25, 2013 (less than 6 months) his wound was completely closed up (see attached photos). He never went to the doctor and he never got stitches. With many prayers and lots of messy bandage changes he was able to recover from his accident. Jay is now, four years later, one of our neighbor’s best horses and continues to be a joy for the missionary kids to ride.Phoebe, Belize
Dana’s daughter’s colt had a horrible wound from what they believed to be a brown recluse spider bite. The antibiotics that the vet prescribed were not working and the wound was now opening up and you could see right into the insides of the horse’s neck, very scary. Dana was praying and asking God for a solution when charcoal came to her mind and she called BuyActivatedCharcoal.com to see if we thought that the charcoal would help. Guess what we told her? If you said “yes!’ then you are right. =)
It is said that a picture is a worth 1000 words and it certainly is true in this case.
Let me share with you the sequence of the pictures but first an email from Dana:
We can't thank you enough for the advice and encouragement you and staff gave us when this first started. The horror stories we heard from others, and the vets telling us that we weren't doing anything more for him then they would didn't leave us much hope. It was encouraging the success stories that you all had told me, and the confidence you had in the charcoal, took away our concerns. Thank you
all so much. I will keep sending photos so you can see his progress.
And a final email from Dana:
Hello, Kimberly, this photo was taken this past weekend. We are so thankful for your product, and prayers. We are amazed at how great it looks. We honestly thought he wouldn't have any hair grow back on it.
I'm glad this can help people.
Please note, when dealing with wounds and burns, we recommend using colloidal silver in place of the water. Dana and her vet are big fans of colloidal silver so she already had some on hand and was excited to learn that replacing the water with colloidal silver was the preferred method in this case. However, if you do not have the colloidal silver, make the gel with the pure water, it will still work.
Morning and evening, Dana and/or her daughter would flush the wound by spraying the wound heavily with the colloidal silver before re-packing the wound with fresh charcoal gel.
Video and recipe on making a charcoal poultice
For more on infected wounds on animals, click here.