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post #1 of 7 Old 12-28-2008, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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my mare has a beesting

Last night I noticed that my mare had a big swelling from a beesting on her neck. I couldn't find the sting so I can only assume she has rubbed it out somehow. I know it was a beesting because a) its happened before b) she always insists on rubbing herself on the tree that is covered with bees.

Anyway, today she has a really big swelling on her neck and its really itchy. Its there anything I can give her or rub on the site to make her less itchy?

EDIT: I forgot to say, that otherwise she's completely fine - she's not allergic to beestings or anything.

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-28-2008, 09:31 PM
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I'd say she is having an allergic reaction just as people do,just not severe maybe. Wish I knew what to tell you as far as to put on it to take the swelling and itch away.
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post #3 of 7 Old 12-30-2008, 03:01 PM
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Do what I do for us when we get stung, rub deodorant on the spot. Really, it works.
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post #4 of 7 Old 12-30-2008, 03:14 PM
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Calamine or Caladryl lotion!
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post #5 of 7 Old 12-31-2008, 12:57 AM
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I put hydrocortisone cream on mine!

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post #6 of 7 Old 12-31-2008, 07:40 AM
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This advice is from my human medical files but, I think it will work here as well..

Ice pack/bag being that part of the skin/dermis kinda resembles ours,
thats what (and I have tried them all!) drops the swelling the quickest..
The "crush them and use them" bags seems to work the best.
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-31-2008, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by minihorse927 View Post
I put hydrocortisone cream on mine!
Us too if it really bothers them, otherwise we just leave them and the welt is usually gone in a day or so.
Luckily, our mares have learned not to mess with bees (the yellow jackets can be nasty around here).

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