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  • At end....how to deal with hives..

    Am I the only one dealing with this? It's super bad this year and not even nearly as rainy as last year. My boys are covered in hives. The eldest not so bad but my show horse is covered and not only that they've turned into scabs. My youngest is covered and miserable. They are each getting 5ccs of DeX 2x, have flax and MSM in their diet and I just don't know what to do. My show horse is basically going to lose all his hair. I've bathed with microtek as soon as I can. Boys just moved to my farm in feb.

    Does anyone have an suggestions?
    Sir Frost, 4, OTTB
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    We just had this. Pony was covered in hives, we gave her 10mg dex in the morning. By 8 she was fine, by 6pm they were back. On day 3 I asked the vet about preventative measures and she said hydroxyzine (allergy med). But then the next day they didn’t come back. But ask your vet about allergy meds.

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    • #3
      Equiderma lotion is fabulous at removing scurf from skin and restoring the skin back to health. The product contains Neem oil, quickly removes the scabs painlessly, and with daily maintenance for a while on the scurfy areas, the skin heals beautifully. It's a little bit expensive, but a bottle goes a long way because it works fast. Good luck with your horse!
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      • #4
        Inexpensive is permoxin or whatever equivalent you have over there. You end up with a long, mane, tail and forelock.

        It is not a cure. It takes away the itch which stops the scratch which stops the itch. As long as the insects causing them are there you need to use it.

        If down to blood brush over whole horse 3 times a day, working down to 2, down to 1, down to every 3 days if you are lucky. It is better to let them dry before you put the rug on.

        On the label you can mix it with something other than water if you want it to dry quicker.
        It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.

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        • #5
          Have you tried spirulina? Sometimes that works well for hives. I had one that would break out late July, early August. I think she was allergic to the corn (when it started to get silk) that was grown next door. I added the Spirulina to her ration balancer and it definitely helped keep them minimized.

          Susan

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cswoodlandfairy View Post
            Am I the only one dealing with this? It's super bad this year and not even nearly as rainy as last year. My boys are covered in hives. The eldest not so bad but my show horse is covered and not only that they've turned into scabs. My youngest is covered and miserable. They are each getting 5ccs of DeX 2x, have flax and MSM in their diet and I just don't know what to do. My show horse is basically going to lose all his hair. I've bathed with microtek as soon as I can. Boys just moved to my farm in feb.

            Does anyone have an suggestions?
            I had issues last year and over the winter, and upped the MSM to 20,000 mg a day and now have no issues. Spriulina didn't help. No lotions or potions prevented it. Hope you find something that works.
            "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in a confederacy against him."

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            • #7
              Another vote for spirulina. I also like to rinse with straight witchhazel. Keep it cool in the barn fridge and it seems to be quite soothing. Just squirt on and rub gently over hives with your hand.

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              • #8
                Benadryl.
                1 tab for ever 100lbs.
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                • #9
                  Could try quercitin. It’s helped my itchy lumpy mare with watery eyes.

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                  • #10
                    Agree with Benadryl. Do you know if it's caused by insects or a grass/hay/straw allergy?

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                    • #11
                      Some of my horses also come in from night turnout with hives - especially if it rained on them. Oddly enough the horses with TB blood or the chestnuts are the worst. I've found I can greatly minimize the hives from coming up by rinsing the horses in vinegar/water. Doesn't always work if they've already dried though. I have no idea what the causative factor is though.

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