A blogsite I sometimes post to has several posts claiming that they cured their puppies of Parvo by giving them a small amount of Colloidal Silver. Since nanosilver hydrosols (same thing as CS) have been widely researched in the scientific literature and demonstrated to be effective against other viruses, including HIV-1 (Read "Abstract" from linked article), it sounds plausible to me that it'd work. Have any DVMs tried this?
"...we demonstrate that silver nanoparticles undergo a size-dependent interaction with HIV-1, with nanoparticles exclusively in the range of 1—10 nm attached to the virus. The regular spatial arrangement of the attached nanoparticles, the center-to-center distance between nanoparticles, and the fact that the exposed sulfur-bearing residues of the glycoprotein knobs would be attractive sites for nanoparticle interaction suggest that silver nanoparticles interact with the HIV-1 virus via preferential binding to the gp120 glycoprotein knobs. Due to this interaction, silver nanoparticles inhibit the virus from binding to host cells, as demonstrated in vitro."
My own background includes two positions as Director of Research for two BioMedical Companies (not counting my own), but I have no vested interest in any company that markets any medical products for either humans or animals. I'm just a pet-owner who understands how much our furry family members mean to us, and would like to see if this "Parvo Cure" could be tested to save the lives of puppies stricken with the virus. CS is inexpensive and safe in sane quantities, I've ingested over four gallons of the stuff over the last four years, with only positive health results. The recommended concentration for health applications is only 10ppm (parts-per-million), and studies have shown that even acute Malaria can be cured with only a few ounces in six days or less. Burn Units routinely use silver-nanocluster-infused wound dressings to prevent infections of all sorts (including MRSA) effectively. http://www.burnsurgery.com/Modules/silver/section5_b.htm http://www.silverlon.com/ (see "Studies" tab)
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