Ok, so some humor here.
IF anyone was ever tempted by my horse's handsome good looks and wanted to steal him....they would return him with a note that read "No thanks...too $$$ to keep."
Poor Laz.This poor boy is made of fine china.
Thin skinned doesn't even describe it.
I was gone for the 4th weekend, and when I came home Monday, I was greeted with bug bites all over his body.
I even said to a boarder, "this almost looks like hives!"
I cold hosed him to give him some heat and itch relief. Let him dry and sprayed with fly spray. Some kind we've always used.
Next day, it was worse.
I went to the tack store and bought some M-T-G hoping that would help the skin irritation and bites.
Today, it's no better.
I have put in a call to my vet who mentioned it may be sun burnt skin from spray having oils in it. There are oils in spray being it's a natural spray, but the original issue were small bites that moved into some allergic reaction. His poor neck looks like a wrinkly puppy. Was it the M-T-G?? Ugh...I feel like I always try to do the right choice, but somehow I get dooped. I read all about M-T-G and how great it was, etc, etc but I guess I didn't think about the sun causing it to irritate the skin. If that is the reason...
He suggests picking up some Keratolux shampoo, rinsing him off and starting him on Tri-Hist granules that won't interfere with his laminitic system. He also suggested putting him in a bubble..I mean, a fly sheet and neck cover.
I'm not sure the neck cover/sheet will last with his herd mate biting/play antics so not sure I'm excited about spending $100 for that to be a shredded rag in no time.
In hoof news, Michelle came out last night, keeping in fashion with our weekly trims.
Laz is doing great in her trimming care.
He has some major bruising that is coming up exposed as she slowly takes down his false sole. Hopefully, after that clears, we'll see a difference with his movement and see if he can trot limp free.
She also mentioned showing me how to rasp him and for me to learn about trimming/balance/etc.....I am NERVOUS and excited about that!!! To have the tools and knowledge would be great-to be dependent on my skills-very scary. She assures me I would be fine, so we'll be together for a few months and cross that bridge later.
She also thinks I should pop back up on Laz (when this hive situation is clear) and put him back to work, walking. Give him some time off from trotting until next week, and we'll analyze from there.
That was great news, since it's been since May 17th since I've been able to ride him.