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post #1 of 3 Old 08-24-2009, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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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 deff 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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post #2 of 3 Old 08-25-2009, 02:28 PM
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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.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-25-2009, 02:35 PM
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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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