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post #1 of 14 Old 04-21-2009, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Weirdness!!!

So my friends horse all of a sudden has bumps all over his body, he's stiff, and now his sheath is swollen like a balloon. The vet has no idea what it is he mentioned ******* strangles, except that he didn't go through the fisrt stage, he doesn't even have discharge from his nose. Then he mentioned it could be that he foundered but i dont see how that would cause him to get bumps everywhere. It seems like he is having an allergic reaction except nothing is different in his enviroment or diet. Hes only four and a healthy weight. Any suggestions we have to figure this out!! Thanks
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post #2 of 14 Old 04-22-2009, 06:50 AM
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That does sound like an allergic reaction. We had a horse once that would get huge welts every spring and we would have to give her benadryl.

Not sure on the sheath thing did the vet check to see if there was a bean etc??
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post #3 of 14 Old 04-22-2009, 08:25 AM
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maybe it is something like what weefoal said and the sheath thing is just a completly different thing (has a bean and needs cleaning) and it was just unfortuate for it all to happen the same time. not sure though, just an idea.

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post #4 of 14 Old 04-22-2009, 08:26 AM
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what colour is he?? my horse has pink skin and if he gets sunbunrt his sheath swells right up like a balloon but he doesnt need cleaning. but still have no clue about everything else lol!! sorry im not much help

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post #5 of 14 Old 04-22-2009, 11:48 AM
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I would almost say check with a different vet, I'd expect the guy who went through that many years of school to look at the horse and at least have a slight idea of what's going on.


It does sound a lot like an allergic reaction. Or maybe the poor guy accidently found a bee hive? As for his sheath, I would monitor him and make sure he can urinate and ask the owner when was the last time he was cleaned. It could also be because of what is going on (allergic reaction, bee stings, etc.)

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post #6 of 14 Old 04-22-2009, 01:13 PM
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Bloodwork would show high fibrinogen levels if the horse has *******ized strangles. Did the vet pull blood?
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post #7 of 14 Old 04-22-2009, 01:55 PM
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Any bees around? We do have some already (despite pretty cold weather this Spring).
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post #8 of 14 Old 04-22-2009, 02:36 PM
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What the vet is saying doesn't make sense to me...............

A couple of years ago Kooter had a severe allergic reaction to a fly spray. Broke out in huge hives all over his body, by the second day is sheath and chest looked to be filled with fluid and were hot to the touch. Our vet thought that the swelling had gravity working on it. It goes to the lowest points, sheath and chest.

Cold hosing seemed to really help along with an antihistamine.
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post #9 of 14 Old 04-22-2009, 03:34 PM
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Is he turned out to pasture at all? Something could have gotten in there you hadn't noticed he could be having a reaction to
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post #10 of 14 Old 04-22-2009, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for the input ill answer everything to the best. Yes the vet makes no sense but here goes. She hasn't cleaned his sheath has never been cleaned (i know super bad i tell her all the time to clean it), the vet hasn't been out to look at it (antoher stupid thing) he just gave her antibiotics and as of today its made no change which i dont know if thats a good or bad sign. hes a buckskin but with a dun base coat (hard to describe but he looks like a carrot I would say dun others say hes buckskin) There are no bees out yet just flies and nothing new that we can see in the fields and he has nothing new in his diet or on him.
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