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post #1 of 4 Old 05-01-2011, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
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Question Anything to relieve itchyness?

Hi all

Our friend who grazes her horse with us came to our house 4 days ago telling us Molly's muzzle was the size of a balloon. We got to the paddock, and boy, anybody could've mistaken her for a Moose, the way her top lip over hung the bottom It was mainly on one side. She was touchy, and couldn't graze, so we had to give her hay/feed to make up for it. It was a toss up between a broken muzzle or a bite/sting. During this it was cold, raining and gale force winds for a few nights, and she had green muccus from her nose because we couldn't cover her (she was already wet.) She had a cold.

We decided to wait till the next day, and if it was worse, call the vet. The next day it had slightly gone down, and she could graze on longer grass. (During this whole time she was acting her self, etc. etc.) We checked for an abcess, but because she was eating apples etc., we knew her teeth were fine, although we checked to make sure. 4 days later, the swellings completely gone, she can graze on short grass, so we all agreed on a bee sting.

Sorry for the novel, but to my main question, it's very itchy, and whenever she tries itching it on troughs etc., she ends up hurting it.

Anything we can rub on it/feed her to relieve the itch?

Cookies! Oh, and sorry, couldn't get any pics, lost the camera.

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-01-2011, 03:12 AM
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hmm Cortizone cream? Id probably try a human grade anti itch that works for stings and bites.
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-01-2011, 03:23 AM
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I feed this stuff from Spring to Fall and it works wonders.


Not the most affordable link, just the first link I found on google.

Honestly, my gelding goes out with a full fly sheet, under belly coverage and a full fly mask with nose and ear coverage - without this he is ripping himself apart, with this he still has an itch but it is manageable.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-02-2011, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks to both of you, I'll look into the cream, and really hopefully be able to afford the AntiHist cream :)

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