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Background: An infection acquired from a tick bite containing a spirochete (Borrelia burgdorferi). It can be an acute infection, but often becomes chronic as the clinical signs are non-specific. Other tick borne diseases usually respond to the same immune supporting formulas.
Symptoms: Non-specific or wandering lameness, irritability, fatigue, lack of interest in work, perhaps a stubbornness, or perceived stubbornness, or a dullness. Internal organs such as the kidney and heart are seldom apparently affected, however neurologic signs and liver symptoms may be present.
Diagnostics: Blood tests, a thorough history and physical examination. The Lyme titer is not always confirmatory and the longer the horse is sick, the more immunosuppressed they are and less diagnostic the test seems to be. The quick SNAP test may be unreliable, especially in the later stages of the disease.
Special Notes: These horses seem to relapse easily with any stress, such as vaccination, moving, showing or other significant change.
Principles for Supplementation: Support the immune system, kill or suppress the spirochete, restore intestinal tract function after long courses of antibiotics. See the section on arthritis for long term joint support.


Formulas: Dosage: Mechanism/Purpose:


 1 scoop sid

Down-regulates the pro-inflammatory substances, tumor necrosis factor, alpha (TNF-a) and nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-?B), supports normal liver function.

Spiro Clear14

4 tsp bid

Supports immune function, clears spirochetes.

Xiao Chai Hu Tang (Minor Bluplerum Combination)14

4 tsp bid

Immune stimulation at a deep level, improves circulation, expels Wind Pathogens from deep, tonifies Souce Qi. Esp. useful with pain over hip, stifle and hock.

Hilton Digest Support2

As directed by weight

Soothes GIT, helps correct the acid balance during and after antibiotics.


5 mL bid

Corrects pH balance, favoring beneficial bacteria.

Ledum 200C10

6-8 pellets, ?-½tsp granules

Use for a week, homeopathic that helps with symptoms of Lyme disease.


6-12 capsules sid

Is a cofactor for dozens of enzymes involved in detoxification, provides hepatic support and improves immune function, bowel health.

Hilton Hepaphyt2

2-4 scoops bid

Supports liver detoxification pathways.

Hilton Hepaphyt Gold2

2-4 scoops bid

Supports liver detoxification pathways.

Citrus CQ18

½ oz sid

Supplies Vitamin C, quercetin and antioxidants, supports connective tissue.


6-10 capsules sid

Support liver detoxification pathways, hepatoprotective effects.

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