She just got over being sick with a virus, now I brought her home to be away from the sickness but now she has hives! She's gotten them before, but that was because of her being allergic to alfalfa. I am 80% sure this is bug related, as the pasture has been unoccupied for a few months and I am sure the bugs have had plenty of time to nest. They are all over her head, neck, and cheekbones. A little bit on her back but not too bad. She is VERY itchy. I rode her today and she didn't seem too bothered by it. We leave for a show on Wednesday and won't be back til Sunday, so I'd like to try and do my best before we go on the long drive.
I sprayed her with fly spray but it didn't seem to do the trick, I have never had luck with most of the fly spray I've tried. Seems this kind isn't keeping the bugs off either.
I brought her into the round pen as well because I am afraid she's going to founder on all the grass the pasture has at home...sigh.
Any ideas? I was thinking either banamine or some epi. I'm going to wait for Mom who knows a lot more than I do but for now just some general ideas would be great...I'm hoping she will at least clear up when we get up to the show and she can be in a stall.