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post #1 of 3 Old 08-11-2011, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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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?

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-11-2011, 05:54 PM
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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.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-11-2011, 08:26 PM
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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.

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