Bee Sting

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Bee Sting

This is a discussion on Bee Sting within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-11-2011, 11:57 AM
Bee Sting

Kota got stung by a bee on his left eye and now its all droopy and swollen. I put a pack of ice on it yesterday(which he did not like) and looked for a stinger but didn't see one. He doesn't really want anyone touching it, so maybe I just didn't see it. Is there anything I can do for him besides icing it or do I just have to let the swelling go down on its own?
Sponsored Links
    08-11-2011, 06:54 PM
Super Moderator
Antihistamine and/or Dexamethasone are usually used by Vets to treat stings or other allergic reactions. Both are prescription medications and will have to be given or dispensed by a Vet.

In a bind, I have opened 10 or 12 Benadril capsules and mixed the contents with a small amount of corn syrup and given it orally to a horse with a syringe I cut the end out of.
    08-11-2011, 09:26 PM
Since it's near his eye I would be extra careful how you treat it- get in touch with a vet and see what they reccomend. I personally have never given a horse Benadryl, but my BO's horse got stung by ants and they gave it to him to keep the swelling down. You have to get the capsule kind and break them open and feed the horse the powder. I would consult a vet before trying anything though.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question on a wasp sting - Human Sunny General Off Topic Discussion 9 06-14-2011 02:54 PM
Possible Wasp Sting-Treatment? Kura Horse Health 4 09-10-2009 08:11 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0