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post #1 of 7 Old 06-03-2012, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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Swellings,allergic reaction..Someone help me

I Go to the ranch today to see my horse who hase these 3 Pretty good size swellings. They are atleast 7 by 5 inches wide. If anybody knows if this can be an allergic reaction,or any advice at all about this it would be much appreciated.I am a new horse owner of only 1 year and my horse has never had this problem. Any suggestions or comments would be helpful!! just trying to figure this thing out.

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-03-2012, 10:50 AM
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Possibly a reaction to fly spray? The size seems right.
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post #3 of 7 Old 06-03-2012, 12:34 PM
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Good Grief, poor thing!

Get the vet out; it probably is an allergic reaction, and the vet will be able to administer steroids. I do think you need the vet, that's quite a severe reaction and you don't want further reactions happening causing swelling in your horses airways.

While you're waiting for the vet, consider everything you have exposed your horse to in the last 48 hours - whether inhaled, touched or consumed. Any changes of feed, clothing, pasture, tack, shampoos, fly sprays? Any recent incoming swarms of insects?

Good luck, I hope you get it resolved swiftly and easily.

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Rolled on ants is another possibility but I ditto getting the vet out to be sure
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post #5 of 7 Old 06-03-2012, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys so much for your opinion. I am not sure if its fly spray or not because its not all over his whole body,just this left side ? I checked on him this morning and the swelling looks like it has gone down,but he has about 3 more now of same diameter and definetly tender on 2 spots. We do have an ant problem so it could be ant bites, I am worried so im really considering calling the vet out. Thank you all for the help.
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could be a reaction. could be pigeon fever, they can get lumps on bellys and sides, not just the chest.
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post #7 of 7 Old 06-03-2012, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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This is day 2 of having these swellings,they have gone down in swelling however MORE have appeared. This is really odd to me. if its not gone tomorrow im calling the vet.
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