jiaogulan & melanomas


Hello all -

I have been searching for a recent reply from Dr Kellon about the use of jiaogulan in horses with melanomas which cited a study which link I wanted to send to my vet, but now I cannot find it! If anyone remembers that & could share me the link to the message I would appreciate it.

However I did find a response from 2020 when Dr Kellon mentions - "She should not use AAKG because it indiscriminately increases nitric oxide and this is a method melanomas use to spread. The Jiaogulan on the other hand has shown many anti-malignancy properties but had not been specifically tested for safety with equine melanomas. If she continues to use it she should monitor the size and number of the masses carefully."

So I am believing I had better stop the jiaogulan I am giving Sunday as his melanomas have grown this past year.  Many variables, including that his PPID was not controlled when we checked this spring (has been improving now with increased pergolide, & we just drew blood to recheck last increase) & I was giving him cannabis oil, not knowing the CBD could interfere with the pergolide (have stopped cannabis oil). But the jiaogulan could also be a factor (I was giving more to hopefully help unsoundness (arthritis, bone chips, tendon injury & possible bone cyst) so I could stop it - do you agree?

Rozanne & Sunday
July 02 2019  Larimer County, Colorado
case history:  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Rozanne%20&%20Sunday 
photos:  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=93586  

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