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post #11 of 15 Old 06-27-2012, 10:00 PM
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You might be surprised how isolated a weed can be. We have one pasture that, almost every horse who uses it, comes back drooling. It's within a stone's throw of several other pastures where horses have no problems. There's just something about that one pasture that lets the dangerous stuff grow. Having your local Ag people out is a great place to start.

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post #12 of 15 Old 06-27-2012, 11:01 PM
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Be careful with your "diagnosis" don't want to assume its allergies, find out its something else, and hurt your horse if you treat her wrong/give her the wrong thing.

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post #13 of 15 Old 06-28-2012, 06:03 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all. The vet has already said she most likely has allergies before this happened. But I really think this problem is from a weed. We will be going thru the paddock and spraying off everything. It just sucks because she needs to gain weight and since she's not a pasture horse she can only go to the open grass when the other horses are rotated off of it.

This is not my property and the owner is currently on vacation so I will talk to her when she gets back next week.
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post #14 of 15 Old 06-28-2012, 08:22 AM
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Only $400?!?!?! I think I need an equine vet for my dog. My dog has severe allergies and I was told $4,000-5,000 to get the allergy test done.
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WOW Well, maybe it was a different kind of test? This was where my vet sent the blood samples he took...

Bio-Medical Services - Allergy Testing - Canine, Feline and Equine

...this lab did the testing, provided the results, and then they also created the hypersensitivity injections as well. It was pretty easy to use too, the vials were color coded blue, green, and red...the instructions gave you which color vial to start with, how many cc's to inject and how often, and it listed what allergens were included on each vial. I'd never given an injection before and found it very easy to learn and do...and as an added bonus, Sandie became so used to the injections that now anytime she needs an injection (even in the muscle like her Depo!) you don't even need a halter on her, you can just walk into her stall and stick her in the neck and she could care less

By the way, on the lab's website I found this...the breathing issues could definitely be allergies...

Horse Allergies
Horse allergy symptoms can be grouped as respiratory (breathing) or skin-related (urticaria):
  • Head shaking, sneezing
  • Labored breathing, especially upon exertion
  • Nasal bleeding
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (heaves)
  • Hives, itching
  • Hair loss due to excessive rubbing

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post #15 of 15 Old 06-28-2012, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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I definately think it's allergies, to what though not sure. Since this is not a life or death situation (based on the fact that the symptoms subsided when taken off grass), the allergy tests will have to wait for another time. The vet is coming out in another month or two for more blood work, so he will be asked then about allergy medication. She has other medical needs that need immediate attention that has taken most of my funds at the moment.

I was mainly hoping someone in the midwest has had this happen or seen a reaction to something like this from a certain plant or weed or something I could identify in the pasture.
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