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  • Horse reaction to bug bites
  • Insect bite on horse

 
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    08-06-2008, 12:53 PM
  #1
Yearling
severe bug bite reaction ? pic

Its just one half dolare size thing

     
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    08-06-2008, 12:59 PM
  #2
Foal
Yikes! Poor pony! Looks kind of like a bee or wasp sting.
     
    08-06-2008, 01:32 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Bug bite is my guess, too - you can give antihistamines, or put some benadryl cream on it.
     
    08-06-2008, 02:21 PM
  #4
Yearling
Thanks, I have been freakin out thinking it was a hernea,,,, but she hasnt done anything to get a herneia. So idk, I guess I wasp sting..

Thanks yall
     
    08-06-2008, 02:50 PM
  #5
Showing
Aww, it looks like she got stung.
     
    08-08-2008, 05:09 PM
  #6
Foal
I'm a lil late on this one but my horse had a bite like that several weeks ago. I mixed diaper rash cream & hemmroid cream together & slathered it all over the bump. Later that day when I came back to feed it was next to gone. It was undoubtly a bug bite but the hemrroid cream helped heal it up quick.
     
    08-08-2008, 05:54 PM
  #7
Trained
Certianly looks like a bug bite to me. Poor guy!
     
    08-09-2008, 07:17 PM
  #8
Foal
If she is turned out where there are bushes with thorns, it could also be a thorn. I live in TX now and have some mesquite trees in my pasture and my solid paint filly had a thorn in something that looked like that. (I found out when just running it over with water, and some linement didn't bring it down. Poked around and squeezed, the end came out barely, and after some rather uncomfortable squishing for the horse, I was able to grab it and pull it out. It disappeared a couple days later with me washing out the small wound for a couple days and meds.
     
    08-01-2009, 06:21 PM
  #9
Foal
My horse gets them BUT SEVERELY BIGGER- don't go spending out on expensive fly repellent- keeping in mind these bites are painful get in touch with your local vet for some pain killer and give it to him with the suggested amount in his feed

This is disgusting but works
Step 1. Find the scab on the bite if you can't find it search more there will be one!!!
Step 2. If your horse isnt going to harm you in this doing- pick the scab off and massage the whole spot to soften it up then try and then squeese it -if it pops YAY but if not massage in some soudor creme or something that known for working-making scabs dissapear fast or something like that but I would advise sudor creme

Eventually if the creme is strong enough they will dissapear in no time

Love laura
     
    08-01-2009, 08:17 PM
  #10
Trained
It does look like a bug or bee sting. Our sorrel mare looked like a pin cushion earlier this year from some sort of bites. They'll go away in a couple days, and I've found that apple cider vinegar seems to help, and mixing it with the fly spray has kept the bugs from biting her as much (they have been bad this year).
     

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