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EmilyRosie 11-02-2010 01:10 AM

Bumps and scabs on stomach
 
Hello,
My horse was biting at her belly and kicking and would look to roll then stop. After a while though I discovered bumps and a few scabs on her belly which she was very protective of and she would try to kick and bite me when I went near them. I put a lotion on it which definitely seemed to soothe her and she is acting normally now, but I was wondering if you had any ideas what it could be or how we could help her?
Thanks

mbender 11-02-2010 08:50 AM

Where do you live? Could be bug bites and or an allergic reaction to something. Might need a steroid if it gets bad enough.
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sempre_cantando 11-02-2010 10:20 PM

It sounds like insect bites to me - my horse acted like that when she got a beesting. Just keep an eye on them for a few days to check they get better. I'd keep putting on the lotion too if it helps her and if she'll let you do it safely!

EmilyRosie 11-05-2010 03:23 PM

Hello we got our vet out and it turned out to be sweet itch. We are treating her now so thanks for the help everybody it was greatly appreciated.


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