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    08-24-2009, 09:26 AM

Ok I am at work and just got a phone call from my boyfriend that my 5 year old otb has bumps all over her.. he sent me a picture to my phone and it is definitely hives. I have a phone call in to my vet to get some advice but was wondering if you can help me with things I should be doing why I wait..I have never delt with hives and am not sure what to do or how worried I should be
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    08-25-2009, 02:28 PM
If your vet is coming out to see the horse, you really don't want to do anything. You want him to see what the horse's body looks like during the outbreak.
    08-25-2009, 02:35 PM
As long as the airways aren't being blocked by any swelling your can wait till the vet gets there. He will give him a shot and they should clear up pretty quick.
I had a horse get into a fire ant hill. She got bitten all over her face and neck.
I don't recall what the shot was but it was pretty fast working.
I like to keep antihystamine powder on hand in my vet kit for just such emergency's. You might ask your vet for some to have on hand. I think I pay around $17-$20 for a container.

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