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Hypersensitivity to Insect Bites

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   May 26, 2011 17:59

Q: We recently purchased a beautiful, healthy palomino gelding that seems to be hyper sensitive to insect bites on his face. they slightly swell, then crust over and he rubs his face raw, on cheeks, around eye he has rubbed all skin off. My other horses have absolutley no problem, all wormed recently. he is only having issue on his face and it looks awful. he is incredibly itchy. any ideas? thanks so much.

A:  There are always a number of horses that are hypersensitive to insect bites.  You can reduce exposure to bites by all fly control methods available including fly masks, insecticide, smudge, housing etc.  There are a number of anti inflammatory gels that are soothing and effective.  If these controls do not help, then consult your veterinarian regarding other prescription anti inflammatory products that are available.


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