Last Sunday Cobalt broke out in hives. In the past when he's done this it was caused by bugs since the barn they were at was really swampy. So Monday, Wednesday I gave him a Viodine bath and Tuesday I hosed him off with cold water and I made sure to keep him fly sprayed. Thursday it was getting worse so the vet gave me an antihistimine to give him which I did Friday morning (vet never saw him, just prescibed the shot from my description). Sunday it still hadn't gone away, so I tried feeding him a different hay last night to see if the hay could have caused it (I got a new load in 2 weeks before this started). I got to the barn this morning and it was WORSE :( ! Before he only had it on his chest and neck but now it's all over. In his armpits, belly, by his stifle and any place on him that could accumulate sweat. I called the vet back immediately this morning, but he's getting ready to get into surgery. I don't think this is life threatening since he's eating, drinking and pooping so he's going to call me back as soon as he gets out and let me knwo when he can head over.
Any ideas on what else to do? The only thing I can really think of is cool baths. Anyone know what else it could be? The antihistimine I thought would take care of it!