Candy developed what we believed to be an allergic reaction to either an insect or something in the grass.
She broke out in bumps all over her body, like little bites. The Riding School Manager suggested she may have rolled in an bull-ant nest, but the vet believes it was an allerigic reaction caused by the grass (we don't know what, I'm not feeding her ATM as there is so much grass in the paddock). The reaction was very generalised. After many failed attempts at an injection of anti-histamine (Candy went crazy, rearing etc..) the vet prescribed 20mg oral tablets of Predisolone.
I have been administering them and the skin condition has cleared up, but two days after the first round of tablets Candy was incredibly lame. I have never seen anything like it, she could barely walk -like she didn't know how to put one foot in front of the other. I called the Vet and she is coming to see her in an hour (It's a Sunday so its going to cost a fortune for call out fees...) she inclined that she may have gotten laminitis. She said the medication makes them more suseptible to it! I'm so worried, have been anxious all day
I will update as soon as I know whats happening... fingers crossed...