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post #1 of 5 Old 10-22-2011, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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Bites? Welts? weird..bumps

Im not sure what these are, he eats fine, acts the same, doesn't seem bothered by them. nothing has changed in his diet, the flies are getting to a minimum because of the cooler weather, these came up over night I feel... or maybe just got big enough to notice.. I wormed him last week, it is just on these spots on both sides of his body right about his shoulders...

any ideas?

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-22-2011, 02:58 AM
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I think my horse had the same thing going on with him. I wasn't to worried about it since it was the summer but when they spread to his face. Just a couple questions. Are there some that have broken through the skin and are now little scabs? Does it seem like they itch at all?

If they have or are than I would take him to the vet. Copper was put on antibiotic in case it was a bacteria infection. And was also given a prescription for an antibotic shampoo incase it was more of a fungal thing. I'll look into the pictures I took of his and see if they look the same to you.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-22-2011, 03:25 AM
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They kind of look like hives? My horse had them in the summer when we moved him over to the other pasture (maybe the grass was to rich for him) But he got them on his flanks on both sides. Then he lost the hair on the area, then he was fine. Is you horse eating more of soemthing then he normally does? I think clover set myy boy off
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-22-2011, 12:30 PM
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Since they're in a cluster, my guess is he either rolled on an ant hill or got into some weeds with a cluster of young spiders in it and they bit him.

Unless they're oozing, I wouldn't worry. You can buy some hemeroid ointment (not the cream it's too messy) and slather it on them.

If it's ant or spider bites they should go down really fast. Some might scab over, others might not.

One of my horses came in looking just like that, on his shoulder, a few weeks ago. I slathered hemerhoid ointment on them and the swelling was gone in less than 24 hours.

That doesn't mean they couldn't be something else and you might need the vet but if he's eating, drinking, recycling all that, and is active for what is normal for him, I wouldn't worry
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-23-2011, 08:35 PM
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Mine had scabby hard bumps on his withers and the vet said worms can show up there. After worming they have started to go away about a week later
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