I feel sorry for the poor bastard.

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  1. Barbwire

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    Last night, hubby's horse got some hives so I medicated him. This morning he was much worse so now I'm waiting for the vet. I feel back for the poor horse, he's all lumpy,itchy, and crusty. :(

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    ahhh, yes, the joys of country living and livestock. we lease our back 80 just so we don't have to deal with things like this.
    hope the vet can fix him up quickly!
     
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    OH my goodness...I've never seen a horse with hives. I feel so sorry for him. Please update and let us know how he is. Do you know what caused it?
     
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    Ouch. That looks seriously painful. I hope those medicines give him some relief.
     
  5. Barbwire

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    The vet just left. He gave the horse some shots to take down the swelling and itching and said it should work in a matter of hours.

    He's not exactly sure what caused the hives but the thinks it's a reaction to insect bites...possibly bees.

    So now, before I let the horses out in the back pasture, I have to look for ground bee nests. Phuck!

     
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    YUK, sounds like a ton of work Barb. I'm sorry for the horse, I can only imagine how painful it must be. I hope that the shots work!
     
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    The horse seems to be doing well and is eating and drinking normally. At least there's that.
     
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    Happy to hear he is doing better! Hope it keeps up. Good luck with the ground bee nest hunting, it doesn't sound like fun to me...but has to be done.
     
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    Hope R gets better hon. I remember when my dog got stung by ground-dwelling bees sevral years ago. Not fun.
     
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    Hubby's horse is much better today. Most of the swelling is down and he's not itchy.

    I still have to gear up and try to find the bee's nest(s) which is gonna be a bitch because the pasture he was in is almost 2 acres of woodland.

    Wish me luck!
     
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    Glad to see the horse is doing better! That looks very unpleasant. :(
     
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    Here is a nice survivalist trick. Put some sugar water in a dish and leave it out. The bees will eventually find it, and eventually start sending lots of them to it. Then you can follow them back to the nest. :)
     
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    Thanks Bam.

    Great tip, Ninja, I'll have to try that.

    I just got back from the pasture trying to find the nest. It's blazing hot and humid and by the time I walked to the back lot, I was soaked with sweat.

    When I got there I looked around for a bit and then just said, "FUCK IT!"

    Why? Because I'm up against acres of this:



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    Hidden amongst the ferns and wild raspberry bushes are dozens of these in various phases of decay:

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    Not to mention rocks of all sorts, some larger than a Labrador:

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    I call this one Plymouth Rock.

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    I love the doggie pose - like he's saying "This is MY rock" :lol
     
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    He's pretty pose-able. All I do is hold a toy above his head and say, Sit, stay! He's handy to have around when I want to do size comparisons. Now, all I need to do is have him sit next to my butt for a picture so the fellas can get a real feel for it's splendorous roundness and amplitude.
     
  17. biker061

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    i'd guess that if it was bees that got the horse, the nest is in an old tree stump thats hollowed out or maybe in a hollow of the rocks. not easier to find but maybe easier to deal with if you find it. not sure what your position on chemical treatment for the bees will be but that was my profession of choice and i can make some suggestions after you figure out where they are.

    p.s. a pic of your butt and it's "splendorous roundness and amplitude" would be cool, too!
     
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    Oh it's "splendorous" for sure. But yeah - flaunt it if ya wanna :phat