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    12-20-2011, 10:44 AM
Multiple lumps all over body appeared overnight?

Any ideas? There are about 20 hard lumps all over her body, both the right and left side. There are more on the right side of her neck than anywhere else. They vary from pea-sized to golf ball-sized (same diameter, but flatter than a golf ball). Some are round and some are irregular. They're everywhere from her throat to her tail, but I don't see any on her legs. She had a pretty thick sheet on last night, so I don't see how they could be from bugs. Nothing about her diet or exercise has changed, except she's been taking bute for about a day and a half.

I tried to do some research, but I couldn't find anything similar.
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    12-20-2011, 10:46 AM
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    12-20-2011, 10:47 AM
It sounds like hives, Cloud. Do you have any type of plant growth she could have gotten into overnight?

I haven't heard of bute causing hives, but you might want to contact your vet and ask. She could be having an allergic reaction to it.
    12-20-2011, 10:53 AM

Yeah, she was in the pasture overnight and there are some plants out there. Not sure exactly what's out there, but we've never had a problem with them before.

Should she have a fever with hives?
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    12-20-2011, 11:01 AM
It is more then likely that she's having an allergic reaction to something. I would call the vet just to be on the safe side.
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    12-20-2011, 11:04 AM
Yep, those sure look like hives. No, she shouldn't have a fever with hives. They're an allergic reaction to something, not an infection.
    12-20-2011, 11:06 AM
I would vote hives too.

That or she found a bug/bee nest of some type.
    12-20-2011, 11:16 AM
Looks like hives to me. They will probably go away on their own, but you may want to determine what caused it. You say she had a sheet on, does the sheet cover her neck at all? Is it her first time wearing the sheet since it was washed? Its definitely looks likea reaction to something.
    12-20-2011, 11:21 AM
It looks like hives to me. One of my horses had that several months ago, but I think it was because he got bit by wasps. Those should go away on their own though. Maybe put some Cortizone on it if you think it's itchy, to help with the discomfort.
    12-20-2011, 11:33 AM
Hives was my first thought, as well. When Arthur had them they were more linear that round, but I know they can appear like this as well.

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