Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Do horses get seasonal allergies?

They can. Horses can be allergic to pollen, just the same as we can - I even know a horse that I suspect may be allergic to the same kinds I am.

Respiratory allergy symptoms are rarer in equines than breaking out in hives.

There are no good antihistamines for horses - treatment consists of corticosteroids or desensitization shots (if the allergen can be identified).

Increasing, reducing, or changing the time of turnout can also help.

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