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  1. Horse Health
    So I've had this mare for around 2 weeks now and her legs and face have 5 cent coin size weepy scabs on them. She does itch her face on the fence, and uses her hoofs to itch her back legs. Any ideas what this could be? Our other horse doesn't get this, and the horse we had before this didn't...
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    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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    I have a 32 year old Arab. He's always had some eye irritations due to dust and smoke, but this year seems to be worse. I know that older horses have a less then ideal immune system, so I figure that is one of the reasons why his eyes are worse. He wears a fly mask with a great deal of...
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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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    We bought a 9yr Arabian about 2 months ago whom had been on pasture only for about a year and he looked pretty healthy, just needed a little weight on him. Well we feed our others grain with minerals every other day to every third day with free pasture on 6 acres and started him on the same...
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    Does anyone hahve any info on the vagus nerve and it's role/effects on a horse. I tried doing some research on google and came up with nothing. Im looking for some guidance on how allergies affect the vagus nerve and if that causes ead tossing. Thanks in advance!:D
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    Hi I have a horse and in the past two weeks she has come out in lumps three times! The first time it took a while for them to go down so the vet gave an anti-inflamatory,the next two times they had gone down in less than 12 hours .There are like a mini golf ball cut in half on the skin !(like a...
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    Hello there, I was just wondering, what can you do for a horse with pollen allergies? :? I'm looking for a new horse, and one that I'm looking at has a pollen allergy. They say he doesn't have to wear his nose net every day, but on high pollen count days. This may sound silly, but would human...
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