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  1. Horse Health
    We adopted a 30+-year-old Arab a couple of summers ago and boy are we getting an education on Sweet Itch - so I'm sharing what I've learned thus far: My elderly Arab is being eaten alive by midges and gnats. It is the midge bite that is the root of the problem. Some horses, especially old ones...
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    Has anyone had any success with allergy testing and allergy shots for their horses? I would really appreciate any information or input you may have.
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    Hello everyone, hoping for some help. I have a 15 year old QH mare that I moved from NW Arkansas to East Texas. She was healthy in Arkansas but is getting SEVERE seasonal allergies down here in East Texas about mid summer when the grasses come on good. Last year the coughing got so bad I took...
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    Back in this thread I was inquiring about new white spots on my horse. http://www.horseforum.com/horse-health/tiny-white-spots-701705/ Although some thought they were birdcatcher spots I am going on the intuition that they are an allergic response to some biting insect, like gnats. Therefore...
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    Hello there everyone! I was wondering if anybody has had any experiences with the Cough Free supplement? Or any others like Air Power or AniHist H? My horse has always had a little cough, but this year (like within the last couple weeks) it has just morphed. I can't lope him when I ride as...
  6. Horse Health
    My horses have been coughing lately. when in their stalls, riding at the trot for one and canter for the other (yet they can trot and canter on lounge line just fine!) and when they are outside. they are all outside 24/7 in a dry/dirt pasture and just come in for me riding or working with them...
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    Myself as well as all the local vets and every horse person I know is stumped with this one. I have a 21 year old Morgan horse (not a lippitt) gelding that I have had for 5 years now. When we first got him he was in great health, had no problem keeping on weight, and was always healthy. About 3...
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    My Quarter Horse "Magic" supposedly has bug allergies. I have had him for about 5 years and this id the worst its been. He is constantly itching his mane, tail, chest, and stomach. He wears a fly sheet and gets smartbug from smartpak. I was wondering if there was any good remedies or what I...
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    My horse has had these tiny bumps all over him off and on. The vet said they were ant bites but they come and go semi-often (1-2 times a week). Now he has this dry sore spots that are flaky under his armpits and chest. I was told it was sweet itch. Its swollen under one armpit more than the...
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    My shetland mare can't/won't stop sneezing! She like sneezes every minute or so. It's weird! I just noticed it today. She's not breathing heavy/loudly or acting sick at all. She has clear mucus (not a lot, just a little in her nose), so that leads me to believe that it's nothing serious. I...
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    Hi all, I’m wondering if anyone from the Discussion Forum might have experienced anything similar with their horses to some of the symptoms my horse is exhibiting below. My vet is coming to look at him tomorrow to check him out and potentially biopsy or draw blood. But in the mean time, any and...
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    Hi all - I have a horse that has the vets and my trainer stumped. About six weeks ago, he went lame in the left front. We brought him in and within 24 hours his legs had swelled up, starting in the right front and progressing to back. Seriously lame to the point of looking like he had...
  13. Horse Health
    Ok this thread is for a dear friend of mine who has a new horse needing dewormed. He doesn't have any worms from what she can tell but its routine. I recommended Zimecterin Gold cause thats I use and haven't had a problem but she nervous cause its a new horse and she heard horror stories of...
  14. Horse Grooming
    So my boy decided the other day to find and rub against the one tree with sap. Dx And of course I found him the next morning with a sticky clustery mess right down to the skin (He got it all on the side of his neck and around his ear). I gave him a bath right away and keep trying to wash it out...
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