Selena has hives...Help please!

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Selena has hives...Help please!

This is a discussion on Selena has hives...Help please! within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-13-2013, 10:48 PM
Selena has hives...Help please!

So this is just one thing after another with her lately.

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.
Sponsored Links
    05-13-2013, 10:51 PM
My horse broke out in hives last year, some sort of bug bites or something! Anyways, he was given a NSAID by the vet, previcox, cleared up in 4 days.
    05-14-2013, 01:34 AM
Green Broke
Used to have a mare that would get them. Not sure if it was bug related or sensitivity to something in the pasture. She'd go nuts trying to rub up against anything she could get near for relief from the itching. Would cold hose her until she calmed down a bit, then a shot of banamine and then back to cold hosing for about 20 minutes until the banamine started taking affect. Was usually the only treatment needed until next time. I'm guessing it was some kind of spring time weed in her pasture because it always happened in the spring and only once a year. Whatever it was, it never bothered any of her herdmates but she was the sensitive sort with everything and a drama queen on top of that.
    05-14-2013, 01:40 AM
What worked for my gelding last year was Equi-Spot, applied mostly according to package directions. I did put some under his throatlatch because he was scratching it on everything. Scared the bejeezus out of me.

The other thing I did for him last summer was put him on TriHist. It worked for him, but if you don't already know, it only works for about 50% of horses.
    05-14-2013, 01:45 AM
My gelding gets, what I've always assumed, to be fly/ bug bites on his chest. He gets bumps that have bled. Garleze helped, fly spray helped. Bacon grease once a week solved it. I still think its bugs of some sort, presumably flys or flying ants. Either way, that worked for my hypersensitive gelding.

When he get bit up we do all three. As he's more reactive. Why, how, will it work for you? Idk. But anymore it's my go to wound dressing, and bug repellent. I basically use it instead of swat.

Use it or don't. Works for me.
Posted via Mobile Device
    05-14-2013, 02:10 AM
Green Broke
First summer that we had our TB he had hives really bad. Looked like giant bubble wrap all over his stomach. Vet gave him shot of steroid and gave us Tri-hist. Going on three summers and nothing since then (knock on wood). I will post a pic. Was horrible.

    05-14-2013, 02:50 AM
Originally Posted by nvr2many    
First summer that we had our TB he had hives really bad. Looked like giant bubble wrap all over his stomach. Vet gave him shot of steroid and gave us Tri-hist. Going on three summers and nothing since then (knock on wood). I will post a pic. Was horrible.

If it looks like that ^ I may be barking up the wrong thread. What I'm referring to is more like beestings. Small in diameter, but large outwards. And more wound like.

Well I suppose we've covered both options.
Posted via Mobile Device
    05-14-2013, 02:52 AM
Selena's look more like the picture posted, just in a different place.

Thanks for the suggestions guys! All of them :)

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cause to hives??? madinelson Horse Health 2 04-30-2013 01:45 PM
hives davidsonknollfarm Horse Health 7 08-14-2012 08:12 AM
Hives Falicity Horse Health 1 08-08-2011 07:21 PM
Help with Hives Lonestar22 Horse Health 13 03-24-2011 09:14 AM
Hives!!!! Chavez Horse Health 2 08-25-2009 03:35 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0