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Jess P

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I noticed that Dusty my gelding has several welts on his neck that do not look comfortable. This is what we get for not fly spraying him for a few days. Do you have any ideas on how to make them more comfortable and make them heal? (they are just under the fur, no cuts or anything)
 

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I'm no expert, but I would think Absorbine or Listerine rub would help the itch/burn, then maybe massage in some hydrocortizone cream to relieve the pain/itch..I know the Hydrocortizone works as I use it on my gelding.
 

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One time the year before last, one of my mares out of all the other horses was covered in welts, I believe from deer flies. The other horses had a couple, but she was covered. I gave her some benedryl (sp?) and the welts went down. I've owned her since 2000, but only once have I seen her have a problem like she had that day.
 

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