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    09-06-2011, 09:18 PM
Green Broke
Bee Sting

So we finally got the new pasture mowed and got it all fixed and move them in last saturday, all is well so far except today when we went to feed we noticed a baseball size in length but only protrudes a little bit. There wasa stinger in the middle of it and my mom pulled it out. She is worried it may have been a japanese hornet, we checked her all over for anymore and checked the rest and there was no more. So our question is if we should be worried? About 30 mins after she ate she had little white powdery loooking snot in her nose, idk if this is from the sting or if maybe we are just being overly worried. She didn't seem to have any shortness of breath or anything but was "sneezing" on my head an awful lot. But that may be because she wanted more pears lol
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    09-06-2011, 09:31 PM
    09-06-2011, 10:22 PM
Green Broke
Mom said the "japanese hornet" she seen didn't look like that. Are there any other large species of bee? Plus we don't live in japan so maybe it isn't that.. and I sure hope it isn't.. here are some photos I took of it.
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    09-06-2011, 10:55 PM
It looks to possibly be just a regular bee sting, my mare gets them from time to time. The swelling should go down in a few days, but if it gets worse, don't hesitate to call your vet.
    09-06-2011, 10:56 PM
It doesn't look very swollen. Just ice it, the horse didn't have a reaction so no need to worry. Horses live outdoors, bees & stingy things live outdoors, they will get bit, not the end of the world. By the time you read this, the swelling will probably almost gone. Enjoy your horses!
    09-07-2011, 02:18 PM
Green Broke
Waresbear, you were right. The swelling was down. A guy went out to check on her for us this morning and sent me a picture and she is as good as new again! Lol

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