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    <textarea name=”bbp_topic_content” tabindex=”102″ class=”bbp-the-content wp-editor-area” id=”bbp_topic_content” rows=”12″ cols=”40″>I own a 7 year old Quarter horse who lives out with my 16 year old Paint. Before I moved to the ranch I am at and before I bought my 7 year old, she never had a problem with allergies. Now she seems very sensitive to things like fly’, using back on track products excessively, and other things. She gets hives that come and go sometimes and has recently been getting random swelling, such as a little bit of swelling on her chest/ armpit area where the skin is pealing because she is suffering from girth itch again and her hock swelled up I think because of using the back on track boots multiple days in a row and now her leg is swollen and she hasn’t been doing anything besides being in a paddock. The swelling comes for a couple days then goes away. The picture is some swelling she got, but then went a way after 2 days and repeated again a couple days later and now is gone. Her skin is peeling near it because I think of the girth itch. She got girth itch, a small case, month or so ago and it cleared up but now it is back and worse. Her coat is different colors and she has lost some of her hair because of it. I don’t share any of my things with other boards and my other horse. So I am not sure why she got girth itch again? I clean my tack regularly now. What would be some good supplements for my mare that is bothered by fly’s and other things and has a weekend immune system right now? From Jan 14 to mid February she suffered from an upper respiratory infection and was on antibiotics for 2 weeks and she is trailered out a lot for lessons. I was wondering what would be some good supplements for my mare? also some good supplements that I could bye in stores instead of online? A good stress reliever supplement would be helpful too since she is a weaver and I think she gets stressed with the traveling alone.? Also a good immune supplement and anything else that might be good for her? Also she is ridden a lot during the week almost everyday during the week. </textarea>

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    Have your hay analyzed – it could be that. Might need to put her on hay cubes, as there is no way to know what exactly is in hay or how it may affect different horses. Some are just a lot more sensitive than others to changes. I’d ask my vet also, but I am neurotic that way. She is the one who went to school to learn things, not me.

    It is never the horse's fault

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