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  • Horse itching skin and bald patches

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    04-20-2012, 01:49 AM
Oh dear, poor thing. But if starting to alter the feed might be causing a change, you might be on the right track!

What feeds are you switching her from and too? Was she on a very high protein one?
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    04-21-2012, 09:20 PM

In these pictures theres no fur, her fur is growing back in this week. She did get 2 more small spots but are growing back in and she's less itchy by far. I switched feeds, slowly, I did it over a week, but when I started to switch she got diarrhea . Iam hoping that changes in the next couple days. Ill be finished switching over by tomorrow.i took her temp to be sure, that's normal.

I hope the uploading worked.
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    04-21-2012, 09:22 PM
Oh ps, the white flakes is dry skin , and flakes of dried up calamine lotion I had on her help her itch. The pic with my hand in it, shows just how small the "pimples are". The dry skin has also gotten better.
    04-21-2012, 09:23 PM
Opps sorry... and the first picture.....all the fur had fell out in that spot too...but is now growing back, all of which happened since last week.
    04-22-2012, 04:07 PM
Poor girl, I hope the change of food works. What are you changing from and to?
    04-28-2012, 03:40 PM
Yes , changing feeds...she was on a purina juvenile, the vet thinks might have been too rich for her. So I have her on a 16%ish protein mix sweet feed with added supplement..nutri quin? Nutri- something, it has slipped my mind right now. But her fur has grown back, she still gets itchy but the vet has told me that its an immune problem, and as her immune system matures...she should grow out of it, for me not to worry about it. But switching her feed was a good idea considering all her fur is growing back in the bald spots. He said being in the middle of shedding season isn't helping. So iam at ease a bit now. I still keep a good eye on her.
The next night after he was here, my sister in law brought her in while I was looking after the ducks, and when I went to brush her, I noticed her throat latch was swollen beyond. She was still eating, but it had heat in it. I planned on calling the vet the next day and asking questions, but the next morning it was gone. I think this little girl is going to have reactions to bites, and other things.
Hopefully her immune system "matures" soon. Geez.
    04-29-2012, 12:57 PM
Good, I'm glad it's getting better. Allergies can be frustrating things. Keeping a low-protein diet seems to be quite important; I know of another horse that develops 'itchy tail syndrome' when the spring grass really kicks in.

The only thing I'll add to this, as you seem to be pretty on top of it, is a warning to be careful about fly-sprays: if you've already been using one that works and she doesn't react to, then stick to it. I also know of a horse (am I surrounded by weird horses?) that had a severe allergic reaction to a fly-spray and actually went into anaphylactic shock from it. Luckily the vet was onsite at the time otherwise he'd have been a goner. Not trying to scare you, just passing on experiences!
    04-30-2012, 12:20 PM
Haven't started the fly spray thing yet.....great another reaction to look forward to... :)

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