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Horse emergency: Hives

Suddenly, the horse is covered with quaddels. It looks like it got into a pile of stinging nettles.

Hives on horses means that round wheals filled with fluid form on the skin. The rash usually forms on the neck, shoulders as well as the chest area. Neither pain nor itching is caused

You will be able to easily identify the wheals on your horse’s skin. In addition, fever may also occur.

The cause is an allergic reaction, you should keep your horse away from the trigger of this if possible. Triggers can be for example a feed allergy, skin irritation, a drug allergy, pollen or similar. In case of swelling of the head with breathing problems, you should call a veterinarian.