08-18-2011, 02:46 PM
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Summer Sores or something else??
Hey guys, I am at a loss of what to do for my horse! He's an 8 year old Palomino AQHA. In April I noticed his sheath was swollen really bad so I got the vet out there and he decided Waylon was infected with habronema. So immediately he said to go on a regimen of Ivermectin every 2-3 weeks and he gave us some cream to put on the sores on his sheath and we should see some improvement. Well 3 weeks went by and nothing really helped so I had him out there again and he shot steroids into the sores themselves and for a couple days things started looking really good. Then about 2 weeks after that I noticed a small patch of skin on Waylon's face, right near his cheek bone, was off and his eye was tearing like crazy. So, just in case, I put some of the same medication and fly repellent on the sore. The sore on his face grew and his sheath still looked awful so I called the vet once again and suggested a biopsy. They did the biopsy and said there wasn't evidence of a parasite still in the lesions, but that it was quite common and usually manifest after a habronema infection. The vet said to stay on our worming regimen and they should clear up. Well, now it's mid August and Waylon's little place on his face is now stretched almost the whole length of his cheek bone. His sheath is still swollen with the sores. I'm just curious if 1) there are any other remedies you have found and 2) if you have any suggestions on what else it could be. Thanks so much!