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Post Allergies - blood test results back.
Oh boy, did I score a ripper when I bought Radar. Apart from the epsm I have had him tested for allergies.

His blood test results are back. He is allergic to 28 different allergens - including grasses, weeds, trees, foods, insects and grains.
Predominantly though it is common microscopic fungi that he is allergic to and or their spores :x .

Any one else had problems with a horse with allergies of these types.

I have no doubt the mozzies/flies are contributing to his exposure to the fungi. I have him covered in a cotton flag combo (guess what!... he's allergic to cotton too :roll: ) a full fly mask with ear covering which is helping a considerable amount.

Left his rugs and mask off for one day/night and the damage he has done to himself is so distressing. Just rubbed himself raw, that will teach me, never again.
Any advice or support appreciated.

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Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:24 pm
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Post Re: Allergies - blood test results back.
Oh bugger that is pretty much a jackpot of everything that he could be allergic too!
I'm really sorry to hear that, i'll ask around our horsey friends and see what comes up!

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Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:27 pm
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Post Re: Allergies - blood test results back.
the poor thing. Not much options for him there! I wonder if there is the horsey equivalent of a naturopath? It sounds like a holistic approach is needed here.

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Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:34 am
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Thats a real bugger J :(

I hope you do find someone that can help relive his symptoms.


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