Melanoma Program

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Our Melanoma program for horses consists of 3 products, with a 15% discount on the individual products prices.

Melanoma herbal extract 200ml

Melanoma ointment 200gm

Maritime Pine Bark extract 200ml

Melanomas are the third most common type of skin cancer in horses, with sarcoids being the first most prevalent and squamous-cell carcinoma being second. They can be benign or malignant.

The tumours can arise from either deeper or surface layers of skin or the fibrous or fatty tissues.

They occur most commonly on the ears and noses, inner legs, and the anus and vulva of horses. Most benign tumours grow slowly, are well defined and do not appear to be inflamed. Malignant ones, on the other hand, seem to grow rapidly, ulcerate and sometimes invade adjacent tissue.

The McDowells Melanoma Program combines three powerful products to ensure the cause of the melanoma is being targeted internally and externally.

The herbal formulations in the program have been traditionally used to stimulate the horse’s own natural elimination, which may help to clear these naturally occurring metabolites thereby improving the immune system's response. A robust immune systems can eliminate infective and metabolic waste. A system that is overloaded with inflammation, infection or metabolic waste has a much harder time recovering.

The herbs support the lymphatic system and the process of rejecting the cancers which can be seen to reduce in size quite quickly.

An essential part of the program is the provision of green pick and healthy low sugar natural pasture hay and the cessation of exotic pre-mixed feeds and synthetic supplements to further facilitate detoxification.

You need to maintain a natural feed program as recommended by Catherine McDowell. Diet information is available on this website, and is provided as part of the product instructions.

Melanoma Ointment Warning:

Do not use on areas where friction can occur.

May cause skin irritation. Test area first and use sparingly.

If irritation develops but it is important to maintain application, use every second day.

Apply Zinc cream to pink skin after application to help with sun burn prevention.


Animals: McDowells animal products are not intended to replace veterinary care or medication. Our supplements are offered as support for your animal’s condition and not as a cure. All our oral supplements are to be consumed voluntarily by your animal in feed, treats or liquid.

Humans: McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

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