I pulled Daisy up outta the pasture today only to find that she had hives all over her neck, chest, belly, and some on her head. She's been in the same pasture since August, although with the spring grass/plants coming in she may have found something she is allergic to.
She has had hives before, but she was stalled during the time that she got them.
I think the culprit in this case may be the hay. I don't give her the square bale hay because it's not mine to give. A family friend who keeps his horses at our place buy it for them, but I have occasionally slipped her a flake or to. I know the old man wont mind at all, but I just would rather not use his hay.
So last night my dad fed her some of the hay and this morning I slipped her a flake as well. I come home from work to find out that she has hives.
The other time she had hives she was also getting the hay. Not the same batch, but no doubt from the same place.
There have been other times I have fed her the hay and she hasn't gotten hives. I'm not really sure what to think.
What are you opinions? Do you think it's the hay or something else?
Here are some pics of the hives.
The right side isnt as bad. It's exactly like last time it happened.