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post #11 of 24 Old 06-07-2011, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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The vets don't think it's hives precisely because of that regular pattern. Our water is very clean and at the moment we are not bathing them with any shampoo. We actually don't have problems with poison ivy and we keep everything so clean in order for the horses to be healthy. Can't think of anything that could have caused this... thanks...
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post #12 of 24 Old 06-07-2011, 10:34 AM
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Question, might be off the wall, but what breeds and how old are the horses this is happening to? Kind of looks like how horses afflicted by HERDA have their skin start to bunch up...
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post #13 of 24 Old 06-07-2011, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, they are Andalusian horses and the ones that have these lumps are 2-4 years old. We've been breeding for 12 years and this has never happened. Each of them has their individual stall and during the day we keep them in individual paddocks.
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Really, really weird. Sorry I have no other input. I hope you can figure out what it is and get it fixed. :(
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Thanks NdApyy!
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post #16 of 24 Old 06-07-2011, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Looks like possible hives to me, though that is a very uneducated guess on my part.

Although with your being so far south of us here in the northern hemisphere it could be a case of unknown fungus to us.
Vets say it's not fungus. It's so strange cause they are actually like thick stripes.
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post #17 of 24 Old 06-07-2011, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Hives. Could be from bugs or a plant. Did any of the vets suggest steroids (Dex?).
Do you think steriods could help? Vet only suggested we should change their diet, and we did but that hasn't helped.
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I don't think that trying a short course of Dex could hurt. It's cheap and, so long as it's done right, low risk. I don't know of the correct dosage off the top of my head, though.
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I don't think that trying a short course of Dex could hurt. It's cheap and, so long as it's done right, low risk. I don't know of the correct dosage off the top of my head, though.
Thanks bubba13, I'm going to check if we have that product here in EC and look into it a bit further to try and determine if it can help us solve the problem.
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