Many of you may remember Delilah, who was adopted last November. She and her owner have been doing wonderfully together. Unfortunately, this past month Delilah had a major medical issue where a tumor in her jaw exploded. Her owner did extensive testing and worked with her vet to help save Delilah. The prognosis is very good as it was shown that none of the tumors were around any major organs, and Delilah bounced back very quickly when given treatment.
Below is an update on Delilah. Her owner has also started a GoFundMe page to help pay for Delilah’s treatment; much of cancer research in horses in the United States is in its infancy, so Delilah’s owner and her vet are incorporating treatments from veterinarians in Europe, who have had amazing success in treating cancer in horses.
We are so very thankful that Delilah found such a dedicated and loving owner. Delilah is doing well and is not in pain, and her owner is willing to continue to help Delilah live a long and happy life. We could not ask for a more loving and caring person to be with Delilah.
From her owner:
The good news is that Delilah is acting very healthy and happy and we found out she has herpes!
I know Herpes doesn’t seem like good news, but I found a study on a horse that was discovered to have EHV 5 and lymphoma and after one course of chemo treatment they were able to shrink and manage the tumors in the horses head with Acyclovir. It’s been several years and the horse is still in remission!
So we now have D on Acyclovir and the lesion on her jaw is shrinking like crazy! I am hoping her salivary tumors shrink as well, but it might take a few months. It would be fantastic if we could contain her lymphoma to cutaneous and then find out the salivary glands and her jaw infection were a response to a herpes outbreak.
There is so much my vet and I have learned from this and I am ecstatic that Delilah has no intention of leaving me. People at the barn are stunned that there is anything wrong with her, let alone cancer.
It has been costly, though, so sharing the link would be a big help to us and other horses that will benefit from D’s treatment.
Here is the link:
Delilah is the poster horse for lymphoma and I would highly recommend this treatment to anyone who has a horse battling cancer.