1. Applications of Corpet for Horses and Ponies
Horses and ponies suffering from Post Viral Syndrome and Papova Virus should be considered candidates for Corpet (Coriolus versicolor) supplementation:
- Post Viral Syndrome (PVS) - Horses and ponies used in either competition or sports are very exposed to viral infections when traveling or when in competition. In many cases, the horses may overcome an initial infection however, in sustained competition horse contract Post Viral Syndrome which reduces their performance and immune response.
- Sarcoids - Sarcoids are skin tumours caused by Papova virus. Commonly found on the limbs and head, sarcoids may lie dormant for years then ulcerate. While they may be removed surgically or with heavy metal creams, they usually re-grow after removal. The reason for the re-growth is the continued presence of the Papova virus.
supplementation has demonstrated an ability to increase white cell count in horses; thereby reducing fatigue in horses with PVS. Furthermore, Coriolus versicolor
has been successful in reducing the size of sarcoids that are active. However, Coriolus versicolor
supplementation has limited success when the sarcoids are dormant.
(see Clinical Section)