My horse got hives?? - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 06-20-2011, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 57
• Horses: 2
My horse got hives??

My farrier who is also my vet and dentist (soo nice!) was out doing my horses feet and Hank has been getting bumps on him. I thought they were just swollen bits from the danged horse flies out here but hes been getting more. He said Hank had hives. He gave him a shot to help it and prescribed some powder to put on his food every twelve hours. I think it was the fly spray we were using...is this a possibility? I discontinued the use of that spray and bought the bronco kind which he's been fine with before.

I really need to ride Hank because ever since I got another (younger) barrel horse for christmas I just dont have time for him...the only problem is is that he has some bumps right on his girth spot..

Is there anything else I can do to get them to go away along with the medication my vet gave me?

Thanks!

-Fiinx
Fiinx is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 06-20-2011, 02:51 PM
mls
Trained
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 5,464
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fiinx View Post
I think it was the fly spray we were using...is this a possibility? I discontinued the use of that spray and bought the bronco kind which he's been fine with before.

Is there anything else I can do to get them to go away along with the medication my vet gave me?

Thanks!
It could very well be. I sprayed off our old mare before a lesson yesterday and she hived up within five minutes in every spot the spray had contacted her. After the lesson, I gave her a bath and the welts went away.
mls is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 06-20-2011, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 57
• Horses: 2
Ok thankyou! Hopefully the change in fly spray will help him out! :)

-Fiinx
Fiinx is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 06-21-2011, 09:47 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 5,351
• Horses: 0
Yes it sure can be the fly spray because that just happened to me two weeks ago.

How do I know that for sure? I only sprayed the bottom half of the horse and that's where he welted up

Funny Bronco is mentioned because it was Bronco that caused the welts on my horse- lol lol lol

I have used Bronco off and on for years but the company evidently has changed something in the "other ingredients" list.

My other horses were fine with the Bronco, but this particular horse started his dust/pollen/mold allergy symptoms sooner than usual, so I chalked it up to a combination of that and a change in ingredients.

The outbreak was minimal and this isn't my first hives rodeo, so I just treated him myself and he was completely over it in 72 hours.

This horse now gets sprayed with Zonk until they change something and his skin won't like it
walkinthewalk is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 06-21-2011, 10:11 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a land far far away, or so I wish.
Posts: 12,825
• Horses: 0
It could be just about anything. Fly spray is a good place to start.

Thankfully hives are just itchy and funky looking.
Alwaysbehind is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 06-21-2011, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 57
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by walkinthewalk View Post
The outbreak was minimal and this isn't my first hives rodeo, so I just treated him myself and he was completely over it in 72 hours.
Just wondering what you did to treat him?

I noticed they are almost gone on his stomach but the ones on his side he has definitely been itching...

-Fiinx
Fiinx is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 06-21-2011, 11:31 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a land far far away, or so I wish.
Posts: 12,825
• Horses: 0
I use Benadryl when my horse gets hives.
Alwaysbehind is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 06-21-2011, 11:46 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 310
• Horses: 1
I had a mare with very sensitive skin that reacted very badly to flyspary. Unfortunately, she also got massive welts from horseflies. They'd get all swollen and full of fluid. During summer I put her on garlic and apple cider vinegar, and switiched to a mix your own flyspray that consisted of just the peremethrin concentrate and water. It worked as well as the pricey stuff and eliminated the problem with hives. THe best part is it is only $10 for a bottle that makes probably about 50 qt-sized bottles. Since bronco, which doesn't work particularly well, costs about $10 for one qt, you can do the math. :)
PoohLP is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 06-21-2011, 12:40 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: northeast Arkansas
Posts: 397
• Horses: 3
Corona ointment, tricare, or aloe vera gel will help with the itching and help heal it.
horsecrazy84 is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 06-21-2011, 02:42 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
Posts: 5,351
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fiinx View Post
Just wondering what you did to treat him?

I noticed they are almost gone on his stomach but the ones on his side he has definitely been itching...
He was already on an allergy herbal blend that is working for his dust/mold/pollen allergies so all I did was bath him down with MalAcetic shampoo (also for skin allergies on animals).

Then, stupid as this may sound it works, I dabbed hemerhoid ointment on each of the welts because that is sort of what it's for anyway - lollol It's a good thing he didn't have that many

When he came in at night I would cold hose him down and wipe the dirt off, re-apply the hemerhoid ointment and stick his face in front of hay & a fan.

MalAcetic shampoo is all natural and I have never seen anything mellow a horse out at bath like that stuff does.

I just gave him another bath in it this morning. Even at 16 yrs, he is still a wiggle-worm when it comes to a bath, but the second he feels that stuff on him he quiets right down.

It is pricey, so I only use it when a horse needs it and I have one dog that also needs bathed in it.

A little bit goes a long way, which is good considering the price

"DermaPet" MalAcetic Shampoo for Dogs and Cats (ONE GALLON)
walkinthewalk is offline  
Reply

Tags
hives

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
*Help* My horse has hives!!!!! thatwhitepony Horse Talk 4 08-20-2010 03:49 PM
Horse Hives can't find what is causing it! reiningrocks Horse Health 5 05-22-2010 01:51 PM
Hives or what else is it? Mercury Horse Health 5 08-26-2008 03:06 PM
please help.new here, my horse has hives, i think nldiaz66 Horse Health 17 07-29-2008 12:04 AM
Hives xoILoveMyHorsexo Horse Health 5 07-21-2008 03:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome