Originally Posted by ljazwinski
can I ask what you r doing for the allergic reaction? I believe that is what my mare is going through right now??? Every time I walk outside something that was swelled has disappeared? And something new has swelled.... I have not changed anything feed wise, but hay was hard to come by for awhile here in fla...so I am suspecting the hay? VERY FRUSTRATED !!!!!
Where is the swelling located? Firstly, we washed him down (water only) and put on new rugs as we were unsure if it was something he had rolled in or not. A lot of the swelling went down on its own (over a period of twenty-four hours), if you wanted to you can contact your vet and get them to give your horse an anti-histamine to help take away the swelling faster.
We're cold hosing the areas which are still swollen and that is helping to take away the swelling. Bute is an option in some cases, depending on what's going on, although we're trying to stay away from this with Chinga because of his stomach ulcers.
I'd look at the hay, smell it, etc. Does it seem 'off' at all? Any sudden changes in the environment?