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post #1 of 30 Old 08-03-2009, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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any ideas what this could be?

a friend of the family went on a trip with us over the weekend. Yesterday his horse, Toby, broke out in what looked to me like hives, as if he was having an allergic reaction, but he didn't have any fly spray or anything on him. Just his tack. It started about 2 hours into the ride. He told me that it happens all the time when he rides, But this time has been the worst. He thinks it may have something to do with his nerves, since he is a stallion and is pritty hyper. Any ideas on what it could be? He wanted me to take these pics so he could show his vet.


Left hind quarter... this is where it was the worst


He had a few bumps on his neck and chest too, but it wasn't anything like his back legs and rump.

He didn't seem to act like it botherd him, and wasn't sensitive to touch
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post #2 of 30 Old 08-03-2009, 11:46 AM
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Wow! That looks pretty ugly. Are you sure he didn't get into something like poison ivy and such? May be he has just horrible allergic reaction. I'd certainly talk to the vet.
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post #3 of 30 Old 08-03-2009, 11:50 AM
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I would call the vet out asap.
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post #4 of 30 Old 08-03-2009, 11:55 AM
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I'm kind of surprised that it "happens all the time" and he has yet to have the vet check it out.
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post #5 of 30 Old 08-03-2009, 12:04 PM
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Yes - vet please!

So far it's only surface but one of these times it could swell and block his breathing.
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post #6 of 30 Old 08-03-2009, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Wow! That looks pretty ugly. Are you sure he didn't get into something like poison ivy and such? May be he has just horrible allergic reaction. I'd certainly talk to the vet.
yeah. I was suprised he hadn't taken him to a vet yet, but he said he has never broken out that bad before. He said it was usually just a few bumps.. the odd thing is that it started to go away a couple hourse after the ride. Maybe it could be heat related. As far as the poison Ivy... I think i'm the only one who ran into that lol... it's all over my face now.
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That looks like a severe allergic reaction to something. Did he say it only happens when they ride? In that case, it could be something with the tack, some plant he came in contact with, the heat, anything. I would want the vet to check it out just to know for sure what it is so that it could be prevented next time.

Poor guy, that looks so miserable.

ROFLOL, stace, poison ivy must be miserable too. I am fortunate and don't break out when I get exposed. ;p

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That looks like a severe allergic reaction to something. Did he say it only happens when they ride? In that case, it could be something with the tack, some plant he came in contact with, the heat, anything. I would want the vet to check it out just to know for sure what it is so that it could be prevented next time.

Poor guy, that looks so miserable.

ROFLOL, stace, poison ivy must be miserable too. I am fortunate and don't break out when I get exposed. ;p
hahaha! Must be nice... I'm severly allergic to it. I had it all over my legs 2 months ago and now they have scars all over them because of it... I hope it doesn't do that to my face. I look horrible right now. I look like I got into a fight with the calomine lotion. It's all over my forehead, cheeks, nose, ears, and even a little on my arm. I guess I'll never learn, lol.
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Awh Stace, sorry to hear about your outbreak! :) As I'm sure you know, wash thoroughly any article that might have come in contact with it or you'll keep exposing yourself to it again. My daughter is very sensitive to it, me, I have acturally pulled it out by the roots to get rid of it in an area by our shed, no problem. Go figure!

Let us know what the vet says about the horses outbreak. Poor thing.
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post #10 of 30 Old 08-03-2009, 03:06 PM
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what is the green stuff on his left hindquarter? Looks like something from a tree or bush.

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