The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 3 of 81 FirstFirst 123451353 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 1618
  1. #41
    Join Date
    Jan. 14, 2008
    Location
    The stars at night shine big and bright...
    Posts
    244

    Default

    I wonder if they are part of the problem with "sweet itch" horses in Texas.

    This article
    grossed me out.

    I guess someone studied whether it could be spread to humans. 22% of Louisiana horses in the study tested positive to skin scrapings.

    ICK.



  2. #42
    Join Date
    May. 28, 2003
    Location
    COLORADO!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Posts
    6,086

    Default

    Timely thread. My mare has, for lack of a better term, moles on her neck, abdomen and shoulders. They have been there for a since last year, with a few new ones popping up this year. The vet has checked them, and he didn't seem to feel there was anything that needed to be done unless they changed shape or size. They do not ooze. There is no "nodule" underneath. They look exactly like some sort of "bite" that has oozed and dried. Very irregular in shape, but relatively small.

    She is also pretty itchy this time of year. I think I will try the double dose approach and see what happens.

    *sigh* it's always something!!!
    =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*
    ~Jilltx~



  3. #43
    Join Date
    Nov. 4, 2003
    Location
    Dallas, Georgia
    Posts
    16,770

    Default

    Well, it won't hurt to try and it just might work! Keep us posted Jill.
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.



  4. #44
    Join Date
    Oct. 18, 2000
    Posts
    22,444

    Default

    ChocoMare - I sheepishly admit I've been stalking you on this subject. We've had a bit of a rough summer here for various reasons. Including sweet itch. I kept reading about your success and followed the links you provided.... gave it a try. For the first time, The Free Horse is having a comfortable summer.

    I owe you one. Thanks.



  5. #45
    Join Date
    Nov. 4, 2003
    Location
    Dallas, Georgia
    Posts
    16,770

    Default

    Ach, J, dahling. You owe me nuttin honey. Just soooooo glad to hear that it helped The Free Horse.

    We'll just add you to the group of "Seeeeee, I Tried It and It Worked!" satisfied peoples.
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.



  6. #46
    Join Date
    May. 28, 2003
    Location
    COLORADO!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Posts
    6,086

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ChocoMare View Post
    Well, it won't hurt to try and it just might work! Keep us posted Jill.
    I will Choco! I'll try to take "before" photos as well this weekend, then comparison shots afterwards.
    =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*
    ~Jilltx~



  7. #47
    Join Date
    Apr. 13, 2007
    Location
    North San Diego County, CA
    Posts
    1,068

    Default

    Okay, I'm in on this. Need to worm this weekend. What are folks trying out?

    1. Double-dose (by weight) ivermectin
    2. Single dose ivermectin every day for three days
    3. Single does Equimax

    jan



  8. #48
    Join Date
    Oct. 14, 2004
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    9,026

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 3Spots View Post
    Okay, I'm in on this. Need to worm this weekend. What are folks trying out?

    1. Double-dose (by weight) ivermectin
    2. Single dose ivermectin every day for three days
    3. Single does Equimax

    jan
    I'm off to the feed store tomorrow. I'll double dose Equimax and repeat in two weeks. I just pray it works. If not, it will be a pain in the arse experimenting with the different shampoos that were suggested in another thread I made.

    I hope everyone reports back. Thanks Chocomare!!



  9. #49
    Join Date
    Oct. 14, 2004
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    9,026

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by EqTrainer View Post
    This entire discussion is making my skin crawl. I think I'll order more dewormer right now, thank you very much!
    Heck, I'm so freaked out, I think I'll get a tube for myself too!!!



  10. #50
    Join Date
    Nov. 4, 2003
    Location
    Dallas, Georgia
    Posts
    16,770

    Default

    Alas, now my very twisted mind has recalled from its deep recesses the silly song:

    The worms crawl in
    The worms crawl out
    They're in your ears
    And out your mouth.

    I know, I know. I need help.
    Last edited by ChocoMare; Aug. 19, 2008 at 10:04 AM.
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.



  11. #51
    Join Date
    May. 28, 2003
    Location
    COLORADO!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Posts
    6,086

    Default

    I'll be double dosing (by weight) with Equimax then re-peating the whole thing in two weeks.

    Ahhh Chocomare, I love a sick twisted mind like my own!!
    =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*
    ~Jilltx~



  12. #52
    Join Date
    Oct. 14, 2004
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    9,026

    Thumbs up Double dosed today

    I just spent a fortune on Equimax today...lol

    Double dosed her this afternoon. I hope soooo bad that is the cause. My poor mare was actually lifting her back legs while I was sponging them off..



  13. #53
    Join Date
    Oct. 14, 2004
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    9,026

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AUTiger View Post
    I had a really bad problem 3 years ago with Onchocerca. My guy was so miserable. I gave him Ivermectin every day for 3 days then once a week for three weeks. Probably the grossest thing is knowing that these "creatures" were crawling around in his shoulder area...I put ichthammol on each bump...and viola when I went to the barn the next day...the bumps were gone and a hole about the size of a pencil lead was left. He healed up great soon after and there are, thankfully, no scars or bald patches.
    I also bought Ichthammol as she has had some lumps under her skin for a long time now. I never thought anything of them, as they never seemed to bother her.

    I slathered it on after I wormed her today. Does this suffocate them and they come out from under the skin?

    This thread really has me interested in the outcomes...



  14. #54
    Join Date
    May. 28, 2003
    Location
    COLORADO!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Posts
    6,086

    Default

    Huntertwo have you cleaned her udder? My mare gets really itchy when her udder gets crusty. Just an additional thought!

    I'm off to pick up mine tomorrow.
    =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*
    ~Jilltx~



  15. #55
    Join Date
    Nov. 4, 2003
    Location
    Dallas, Georgia
    Posts
    16,770

    Default

    Well now. I..ahem..posted a link to this thread over on a Horse City.com thread wherein that OP posted pics of a horse covered in "sweet itch." Suggested the Equimax double dose thing and referenced This thread there for grins.

    Now I'm gonna post that thread here because you need to see the before/after pictures.

    http://forums.horsecity.com/index.ph...topic=47002656
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.



  16. #56
    Join Date
    Nov. 13, 2007
    Location
    NW Louisiana
    Posts
    5,229

    Default

    I wormed my itchy boy with a 1.5 dose of ivermectin (didn't have two tubes at the time), and his skin flaked just like the horse in the horsecity thread. I just gave him a 1.5 dose again the other day, 2 weeks after the first dose. He is still itchy and has welts occasionally, but a bath, benadryl, and flyspray helps that.

    I will try the double Equimax soon. I am so glad this thread was posted!



  17. #57
    Join Date
    Mar. 4, 2008
    Location
    Birmingham, AL
    Posts
    1,631

    Default

    Can you do the double dose of Equimax with yearlings as well? Is it safe for them?

    I have one mare that I now think has this problem and two yearlings which were pastured with her. The yearling colt has had oozy spots in his mane (not terrible but I couldn't figure out why) and is rubbing his eyes and the other yearling filly is getting a line of oozy stuff along her belly. I always wondered why my mare was the only one being eaten alive on her belly and now I guess I know why. To think how much money I was spending on Swat and extra fly spray.

    I understand that it usually shows up as 2 year olds but since these are the only horses with oozy bellies on this entire farm I have to wonder if it is Onchocerca and it is just showing early in these two yearlings.

    Ick.
    Altamont Sport Horses
    Trakehners * Knabstruppers * Appaloosa Sport Horses
    Home of stallions: Ambrosius af Asgard "Atlantis" & Hollywood Hot Spot
    Birmingham, AL



  18. #58
    Join Date
    Oct. 18, 2000
    Posts
    22,444



  19. #59
    Join Date
    Oct. 14, 2004
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    9,026

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jilltx View Post
    Huntertwo have you cleaned her udder? My mare gets really itchy when her udder gets crusty. Just an additional thought!

    I'm off to pick up mine tomorrow.
    Jilltx,
    Yes, I always clean her teats. In fact I did then twice this week, just in case.. Just a tip: I use the sheath cleaner Excaliber to clean that area. Really loosens the gunk up. And just sponge off.



  20. #60
    Join Date
    Oct. 14, 2004
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    9,026

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by J Swan View Post
    The detailed ocular findings in 200 moderately to heavily infected Liberians who were enrolled in a safety and dose-finding study are presented.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Do you have any idea HOW LONG I stared at this statement and wondered why Librarians were so heavily infected.....OMG...what a dope!



Similar Threads

  1. Need case studies: tendon/ligament injury
    By ridexc in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Nov. 30, 2010, 11:26 AM
  2. Replies: 5
    Last Post: May. 30, 2010, 07:50 PM
  3. Update on pseudo-neglect case (pics posted 8/19)
    By BuddyRoo in forum Off Course
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: Aug. 19, 2009, 03:31 PM
  4. 2 Case Studies of Chronic Laminitis from Auburn U
    By AZ Native in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 128
    Last Post: Apr. 10, 2009, 12:40 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: Dec. 11, 2008, 02:08 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •