How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr Rik Daniels Your Own Question

Dr Rik Daniels
Dr Rik Daniels, Horse Veterinarian
Category: Horse Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 705
Experience:  12yrs Equine practice. Special interest in Reproduction , Lamness and a passion for the Eq Athelete
25049012
Type Your Horse Veterinary Question Here...
Dr Rik Daniels is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

how to treat candida bouiscan in horses

Resolved Question:

how to treat candida bouiscan in horses
Submitted: 5 years ago via PetWave.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Rik Daniels replied 5 years ago.
Is this a uterine infection? Was a culture done?

Do you mean Candida albicans?


Dr Rik
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
The horse has a slight blood discharge from the nose most of the time. It has tumors in the throat which we are lead to believe was caught from the horse eating spores on very wet grass during a wet spell we had. Have been told by a vet it is ( Candida Bouiscan )also (gravlomatranulontavs tumor), this is a friends horse not ours. She is getting frantic as it looks like the horse will die, she looks healthy and is still eating and running around . Thank you for your time in this matter
Expert:  Dr Rik Daniels replied 5 years ago.
I think if you are referring to Canidiobolis, this is a serious disease of the upper airway. Treatment is usually done with a laser and with anti-fungals and so called phycophixers. It needs to be aggressive to cure this problem. It is a fungal infection, and I usually refer these cases to a hospital. I am sorry I don't have better news. They can have fungal or yeast infections of the guttural pouches may need to distinguish and find out where the blood is coming from. Still a serious disease and referral is usually necessary, but it is possible to treat on the farm.If the vet has not done an endoscopic exam I would advise that you have one done to make sure where the blood is coming from.

I hope this information helps!


Dr Rik


Please Click REPLY if you need more info. Click ACCEPT if I have answered your question. Thanks you so much for allowing me to help! Remember, this cannot replace an exam by your veterinarian. Feedback and Bonuses are encouraged

Edited by Dr Rik Daniels on 11/4/2009 at 10:04 PM EST
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
What is the names of the anti-fungals/phycophixers that might be available & useful to try to treat this horse with. Any of the vets that we have tried , say that there is no hope for this horse, but we would like to try something. Is this disease contagious to other horses or animals,or humans.
Expert:  Dr Rik Daniels replied 5 years ago.
The disease in not contagious and we believe that the horse that get the disease are immune compromised in some way. The phycophixors are mixtures injected directly into the lesion, so I don't know if they will be useful and most are mixed by individual vets or the university that your vet is familiar with will have a recipe. Itraconazole is one anti-fungal with some success. The dose is 3 mg per kg 2x per day, the length of treatment ranges from 3-4 months. There are other anti-fungals but this one has shown success.

I hope this information is helpful!


Dr Rik



Please Click REPLY if you need more info. Click ACCEPT if I have answered your question. Thanks you so much for allowing me to help! Remember, this cannot replace an exam by your veterinarian. Feedback and Bonuses are encouraged
Dr Rik Daniels, Horse Veterinarian
Category: Horse Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 705
Experience: 12yrs Equine practice. Special interest in Reproduction , Lamness and a passion for the Eq Athelete
Dr Rik Daniels and 2 other Horse Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George Boca Raton, FL
< Last | Next >
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George Boca Raton, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Dr. B.

    Horse Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    1196
    Equine surgical residency, interests include airway and orthopaedic surgery; DVM, B.Sc. (Immunology)
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/HO/HorseSurg/2013-8-21_13414_dr.b..64x64.jpg Dr. B.'s Avatar

    Dr. B.

    Horse Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    1196
    Equine surgical residency, interests include airway and orthopaedic surgery; DVM, B.Sc. (Immunology)
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/equusdoc/2008-06-09_035334_img_1373a_copy.jpg Dan C., DVM's Avatar

    Dan C., DVM

    Horse Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    816
    Solo Equine Practitioner/Mobile Practice Owner for 13 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/petdoctortn1/2009-01-02_175220_laura_redo.jpg Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP's Avatar

    Dr. Laura Devlin, DVM, DABVP

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    9
    Horse Ownership, Veterinarian 9 years experience, DABVP Specialist Canine/Feline
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AE/aegoodall/2011-2-14_9215_me.64x64.jpg Dr. Goodall's Avatar

    Dr. Goodall

    Horse Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2
    BVMS and MRCVS
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/PE/Pedrovet70/2013-7-30_214634_drpeter.64x64.jpg Dr. Peter's Avatar

    Dr. Peter

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2
    6 years working with paso finos and thoroughbreds.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/PE/Petdoc/2013-9-28_222332_DrEdwards.64x64.jpg Pet Doc's Avatar

    Pet Doc

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    BVSc
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/omarmaher/2009-12-4_6825_omar-mayer-sm.jpg Dr. M.'s Avatar

    Dr. M.

    Board Certified Equine Surgeon

    Satisfied Customers:

    1437
    Board certified surgeon, lameness and advanced imaging expert. 9 years experience.
 
 
 
Chat Now With A Horse Veterinarian
Dr Rik Daniels
Dr Rik Daniels
705 Satisfied Customers
12yrs Equine practice. Special interest in Reproduction , Lamness and a passion for the Eq Athelete