Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
OP, you might want to have your vet do an allergy panel on this horse. My best friend's Arab gelding was breaking out in hives, so they did a partial panel and discovered he was allergic to alfalfa. So, they switched him to Bermuda grass and timothy. After a couple of weeks, he became incredibly difficult to handle and seemed to have forgotten everything he'd ever been taught. They decided to do a full allergy panel on him. Turns out that he is literally allergic to EVERYTHING...except flies. He's allergic to every kind of hay, so he has to be on a very controlled diet of pellets supplemented with anti-histamines.
My point is, sometimes it's the things you least suspect, health-wise, that may be making your horse "crazy."
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