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    08-20-2010, 03:17 PM
*Help* My horse has hives!!!!!

I went our to feed my herd and noticed that my tennessee walker had hives!!!! She is depressed and miserable. And of course this aweful heat isnt helping her!!!! What can I give her to help her! I have hosed her off today to try to help! I have no clue what could have caused the hives. PLEASE tell me what I can do to relieve her aweful itching!
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    08-20-2010, 03:20 PM
Could be bug bites. With the hot weather come nasty, biting bugs.

Do you use flyspray on her before she goes out? If not, start.
    08-20-2010, 03:26 PM
If they are hives, call your vet to administer an antihistamine or cortisteriod injection.
    08-20-2010, 03:33 PM
If you do not know what caused the hives it is probably best to have your vet look at your horse.

My horse gets a hive reaction to some bug bites. I use Benadryl and that helps him.

But I would not medicate a serious case of hives with out talking to your vet first.
    08-20-2010, 03:49 PM
Thanks guys. I know for a fact that they are NOT bug bites because my friend has a horse that is prone to hives, and they look identical! I will call my vet asap!!!!

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