Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I hate to this but donít give him anything orally until youíve talked to the vet ó which do you have another vet in the area that is better about calling back.
He has had an allergic reaction to something. If you donít have new hay, you havenít changed anything in his feed pan, he has either rolled in something like stinging nettle, or he has eaten something.
If you knew for sure he rolled on an ant hill or got stung by bees, or got bit by a nest of baby spiders, I might say to give him something orally. If that were one of my horses looking like that and I didnít know the cause, I would not give him any oral meds.
You might sponge him down a few times daily with a mix of cool water and apple cider vinegar to see if that helps.
If the flies are getting bad, keep him in if you can. I wouldnít even put a fly sheet on him.
Can he eat ok? He isnít having breathing issues, I hope. If you have a thermometer, take his temperature just to be safe and to have something to say to the vet.
If you have a stethoscope, listening to his heart rate would be good. Thereís a way to do that without a stethoscope but I donít know how.
I am so sorry but thatís all I got:(
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I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.