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post #1 of 10 Old 06-01-2014, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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Equi-Spot - A Neurological reaction?

It's a long one...

Today I went out to see my horse and ride. I noticed over the last day or so that I had been finding ticks on her more often than not. Beforehand, I had used equi-spot to keep the ticks off because it does such a good job. I had used it last year and is why I decided to use it again. Today, I decided to reapply it, as it had been almost, if not a month since the last application.

Summer is always a little annoyed when I put it on because of how it is applied. A spot on the head, down the back from poll to tail and on the backs of the legs - the applicator scrapes her skin and she is sensitive. I had watched for any reactions before and she showed no signs of anything, so I thought 'good, I can keep using it!'

Well about an hour after I had applied it something real strange happened. I was tacking her up to ride, and wasn't really looking at her face while I was tightening the cinch, and suddenly she starts moving as if spooked, so I instantly go to calm her and she stumbles in place and her hind end goes to the ground. She got back up and fell again, but went completely to her side and then righted herself. I thought maybe I had cinched wrong so I immediately undid her saddle and she stood still but she was out of it - her eyes were glazed, her ears were floppy. She was as if drunk just standing there. I took a moment to see if it would happen again, but it didn't. I removed her tack and took her outside to clean her off because in her struggle, she had cut her back legs up pretty good. About 5 minutes later, she was fine, eating as if nothing had happened. I took her for a walk, let her graze and decided to put her out to pasture so I could keep an eye on her while I worked with the other two. She was trotting around and showed no signs of anything else like it. I have put a call in to the vet to get advice and perhaps have her seen.

Afterwards, I looked up reactions from this stuff I applied, and sure enough I found that other people had the same reaction (Hind end control loss). I am hoping it's a reaction to that and nothing more serious and it does not happen again.
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I would have gotten a vet out ASAP. neuro issues can be a death sentence to horses. The flea and tick stuff might as well be poison at this point. Animals (cats especially) are dying left and right from this crap. If you feed the animals apple cider vinegar and SMALL (and not to nursing anything or baby anything) amounts of garlic bugs will leave well enough alone. Also bugs (mites especially) HATE cider and cider oil. You can use small amounts to make a flea and tick spray (and flies hate it too).
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Do you mean CEDAR oil? Cider is made from apples and you drink it.
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I would have gotten the vet as emergency, but seeing as summer has shown no signs of any other episode, I felt it would have not been prudent for the vet to come out as an emergency case only to tell me she was fine (She isn't open sundays or mondays). Summer is fine. A little sore on her legs, but she's fine otherwise - coherent, running around, being herself. I had her watched all day yesterday and I checked her this morning.
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I wouldn't be spotting her any more. Next one just might kill her.
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I don't plan to. I will just use regular spray.
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Yes i meant cedar. Im a lil dyslexic and it was late -_-'.
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Glad we got THAT clarified!
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Well phooey, I just ordered some Equi-Spot and was already stressing over whether or not my sensitive skinned boy will tolerate it...
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well today, my vet called me. She wants to come out and have a look at Summer and do some testing for Lyme and possibly EPM...

I'm kind of nervous, because this morning when I went to fed, Summer was standing with a hind leg way out or way under... I thought nothing of it really (as she had hurt her legs from the fall), but I went to feed this evening and she didn't seem right... she was standing with the other leg way out and then sometimes way under... and she just wasn't herself (usually she's got that spunk, but this eveing she had no spunk whatsoever)... I took her to the round pen to work her and watch her because her balance just seemed to be not right... and her trot was off on her hind end as well. It was almost as if she was over-reaching.

Vet also said that she didn't think it was a reaction to the Equi-spot and what she had was an epileptic seizure :(

Friday she will be seen. I hope she'll be ok :(
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