Hiya jr, essay for you! Lol
I only picked her up on friday, and her previous owner is useless at getting back to me!
I am deliberately NOT giving her a feed to wash her system of something she has eaten. She is simple in a paddock, turned out 24hrs a day with plenty of good grass.....no docks, buttercups or other weed types other than clover and the odd plantane.
Im also not sure what she has been wormed with (awaiting to be told). I know she was imported with the condition 5weeks ago and it has got better as alot of her coat has come back and feeling very silky now.
She was stabled 24hrs a day at her old place (with a hige stable rug on and she felt very clammy to touch) due to lack of grazing and too many horses, but had turn out into the ladys menage which was almost made out of play sand/beach sand (very fine and itchy?)
She has had no vaccinations whatsoever (good for me because that made her price come down nicely! Lol) and I don't want to have them done until this is sorted out, incase another reaction occurs.
I have bought her a special salt lick which she has in her field (5* something-cant remember its name) but its for all types of horses and she has that in her paddock next to her water. I noticed that she sweats an awful lot being a baby (and probably not speaking great english, as she's dutch! Lol) and she spent ages and ages at the lick- like she was dieing for it! So fingers crossed that may help.
THEY ARE NOT ITCHY!! Thank god! Nor are they sore.....some are scabby/scurfy, others are simply bald patches some with the hair growing back and all spiky/short and other bits are like lumps under the skin. Its a definate allergic reaction I think....?
I have been putting off giving her a anti-bacterial wash just incase that upsets it more, but then again it may be that which she needs.