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        04-02-2014, 09:02 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    I have a horse with allergies & hydralazine works well for her, pretty cheap too if you sign her up for a Walgreens health card.
    Vaseline in her nose should help.
    I've used the allergies shots 3 times. They have to be given according to a schedule for at least a year. Twice it worked & the things my horse was allergic to she no longer is. But those were food items, alfalfa & Johnson grass.
    The shots didn't help my other horse with bug related allergies but the hydralazine does.
         
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        04-03-2014, 12:51 AM
      #12
    Started
    I will look into it! Thank you!
         
        04-03-2014, 10:27 AM
      #13
    Trained
    Desert Equine Balance: Chromium - AZ CC now available with or without
    Check into that as an only vit/ min supplement, or California Trace - Nutritional Support for Horses
    If all is balanced, her entire system will benefit. The Vaseline is a good idea, why nit try that in her bum too.
         
        04-03-2014, 07:09 PM
      #14
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    When she gets dirt on her and is not given a shampoo bath at least once every two weeks in the summer she loses hair BAD. Wouldn't vaseline trap dirt and aggravate it? I will put it under her tail to keep the flys from attacking (She cannot clench her tail. I don't see a scar from it being surgically fused so its gotta be a weird tail set). If it wont make it worst ill try it :).
         
        04-03-2014, 08:07 PM
      #15
    Trained
    If she has such sensitive skin, I'd definitely give her flax, at least 4oz, daily, up to one lb is safe n it helped my fly sensitive mare a lot... she used to bite herself bloody wherever she could reach, now with the flax it's about 90% better.
    But look into the minerals also.
         
        04-03-2014, 11:11 PM
      #16
    Started
    Yeah im looking at getting 5lbs of flax and giving her a cup a day. I can buy it in bulk online. Does the type matter?
         
        04-03-2014, 11:52 PM
      #17
    Trained
    Just flaxseed. You could give it whole, but can also grind it(coffee grinder) fresh everyday... depending on your situation. Check feed mills in your area, maybe they can order you a 50lb bag(30$ here in Cali where everything except alfalfa costs more lol), that'll last a good while and is by far the best bang for the buck. I'll see if I can find the article about its benefits.... and how to best feed it
         
        04-04-2014, 01:15 AM
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    I know she needs it for her less than stellar feet and her coat. Did not know it helped with bug sensitivity! Im going to be giving her raspberry leaf and wild yam because she is currently a nut (this mare cycles almost every 2 weeks until fall then she cycles at least once a month until spring). I wont pay $30 for mare magic when I can buy a pound of raspberry leaf for $8!
         
        04-04-2014, 02:39 AM
      #19
    Green Broke
    I know horses that get human medication..

    I would give her dex if she's that bad, but if you're worried about the side effects than that's that.
         
        04-04-2014, 03:44 AM
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    She is not BAD per say. Her only symptoms are the chronic runny nose and hair loss (she is not rubbing her butt). Her psychosis might also be related. She is a perfect plot along trail pony until spring hits, then she is NOT fun to ride and ends up getting the summer off. I know its not her heat cycle because she cycles ALL year! (and when its too cold to bath it gets annoying and messy).

    I feel bad for her more than anything. Her nose is swollen and cracked from it running. She won't let you near it (makes biting and haltering fun) and it will sometimes bleed. As you can see in the pics she otherwise looks fine.
         

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