What is Vitiligo in Horses?
Vitiligo in horses is also sometimes called leukoderma, pinky, or fading syndrome.
Vitiligo often shows up as pigment loss, especially around the eyelids.
Equine vitiligo is actually an autoimmune disorder.
And, it’s also associated with certain nutritional deficiencies.
If you notice white patches on your horse, you should see a vet immediately.
Not all white patches are vitiligo. And, the patches could mean something more serious. You’ll need your vet to help you figure it all out.
Western Treatment for Vitiligo in Horses
Western treatments for horse vitiligo are tedious.
Most veterinarians recommend blood testing for nutritional deficiencies in the diet.
Then, they try to slow vitiligo’s progression by correcting the nutritional deficiency.
Unfortunately, being an autoimmune disease, the horse will probably have depigmentation for life.
However, some people try home remedies and have some success with them.
For example, one home remedy is to mix wheat germ with cod liver oil. Then, apply a thin film to the affected area.
How Blood Heat Formula Helps Equine Vitiligo
Unfortunately, Western medicine doesn’t have many options for equine vitiligo.
Luckily, Eastern medicine offers additional solutions.
Eastern medicine has an herbal blend to help autoimmune skin disorders.
Interestingly, Blood Heat Formula is not applied to the skin! It is added to your horse’s feed.
Blood Heat Formula: Western Philosophy
Blood Heat Formula helps horses suffering from the following Western diagnoses:
- Skin erosions
- Immune-related diseases
- Pigment loss
- Systemic Lupus Erythematous
Blood Heat Formula: Eastern Philosophy
Eastern medicine treats a disease’s root cause(s) rather than symptoms.
TCVM veterinarians look at equine vitiligo differently than regular veterinarians do.
TCVM vets look for signs of imbalance in other areas of the body.
- A fast, forceful pulse
- A red tongue
- Autoimmune diseases
- Blood-Heat immune-mediated diseases
- Skin erosions
- Facial ulcers
- Pigment loss
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
How Blood Heat Formula Herbal Formula Works
Blood Heat Formula is a TCVM blend of 9 different Eastern herbs.
The herbs all work together, balancing systems and meridians in the body.
Blood Heat Formula addresses the underlying causes of equine vitiligo, working from the inside out.
The underlying cause of the disease is an imbalance somewhere in the body.
Blood Heat Formula alleviates your horse’s imbalances. At the same time, it eases the symptoms of lupus.
For example, Blood Heat Formula works by:
- Clearing heat
- Cooling blood
- Resolving nodules
And, the main ingredients in Blood Heat Formula are:
- Chi Shao cools Blood and clear Heat
- Dan Shen cools and activates Blood
- Di Fu Zi clears Heat and detoxifies
- Huang Bai clears Heat and detoxifies
- Mu Dan Pi cools and moves Blood, also eliminates stagnation
- Sheng Di Huang cools Blood and nourishes Yin
- Xuan Shen cools Blood, clears Heat, and resolves nodules
- Yu Jin cools Blood, clears Heat, and detoxifies
Dr. Huisheng Xie, the founder of the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL, created the Blood Heat Formula specifically for animals.
Dr. Xie based the Blood Heat Formula on the ancient TCM formula Liang Xue Jie Du Tang.
In addition, the Blood Heat Formula works best combined with plenty of water and case-appropriate exercise.
Note: Information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute the advice provided by your own veterinarian.