I tried it last year and my horse who has been anhidrotic since she was 2 sweated better than she ever has. I just put the first patch on her butt last night for this year's round! We will see how it works this year,
Mostly true, unless one values products that are proven safe and effective and feels it's important and ethical to NOT support (with purchasing) companies that sell things which are not. A matter of opinion, obviously. I get the "why not try it?" aspect, but there IS a down side, however tiny it might seem to any given person. When useless/unproven products continue to be purchased, they will continue to be marketed. If everyone demanded proof of efficacy/safety, it would appear. Or not.
Any product that calls itself (and I quote) "the Holy Grail of pharmacology" has got some SERIOUS backing up of claims to do. There is NOT ONE SHRED of evidence offered on their website or on a literature search. NOTHING.
But it actually DOES work on some horses. I know several posters on here have had success with it. There was a DRAMATIC difference in my horse last year.
She is now 12 and has been anhydrotic since she was 2. There have been a couple summers that she literally stopped sweating, as in not a single drop. She sweated better than she EVER has last year after I used the patches. And yesterday, she sweated much better than she has earlier in the year with patch #2 on her butt.
No, I don't know HOW it works and I waited 2 years before I gave in and tried them. But, it DOES make a difference on my horse so I am glad I gave it a try. (I didn't try them until a friend tried them and it worked for her horse.)
I had a very sweet man in the ER last week with a heart rate of 20. He decided he would pray really really hard for his heart rate to come up. I slipped him some isoproterenol. His heart rate came up. He is giving credit to the prayers. I am giving credit to the isoproterenol. Doesn't really matter as long as things "get better", but just because something happened and one wishes to credit a specific intervention does not necessarily make it so.
Last edited by deltawave; Jun. 8, 2012 at 01:50 PM.
Make fun of me all you want. Try living in Texas where it is 90+ degrees from May-Oct and dealing with an anhydrotic horse.
I did NOTHING different except use the patches last year and there was marked improvement in her sweating from the first ride after I started the patch. Do you think that is a coincidence? I highly doubt it. Seems that after 9 years she didn't get better when I used the patch for a reason other than the patch worked.
I'm with caryledee. I'll try the voodoo since it has a moneyback guarantee.
It's all good. As I said (fairly clearly, or so I thought) everyone's personal level of being OK with this stuff is their own business.
No can of worms required. When the isoproterenol was turned off between bag changes, the heart rate was 20 again. I simply prayed that the second bag would last until the pacemaker was put in because I have enough gray hairs!
Well, my church going friends would say that the good doctor's intervention WAS the answer to the prayer!
Anyhoo, I have a friend with a horse I've known for probably 6 years or so. He has NEVER been much of a sweater. Very little sweat, even in our nasty VA summers. She's tried EVERYTHING with him. She finally gave the Equiwinner patches a try this spring. She was over using my indoor for a lesson a few weeks ago, and I could not believe how much that boy sweated! It was pretty freaking unbelievable.