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RE: [RC] [RC] Poison Oak & Horses - Juli Jakub

I do not know where you live, but horses can have that leg swelling from eating something called Hoary Alyssum...we had some in a pasture and one of my horses had some good swelling in all four legs from it...did not effect the others too much. Just something to think about. Sometimes it causes fever too among other symptoms...in my filly all it did was make her legs swell.
Just a thought,

<P>Juli Jakub</P>
<P>The Air of Heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears.</P>
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From: Lauren Horn <4horn4@xxxxxxx>
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC]   Poison Oak & Horses
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2007 13:37:50 -0700

Is it possible for a horse (with thin, sensitive skin & hair) to have a delayed reaction to poison oak? We rode through a lot of it on a two day ride and a week later my horse suddenly comes down with really swollen, stocked up legs. Kind of like elephant legs, but not quite that bad. Vet is treating the symptoms with lasix (sp) and steroids, but neither of us has no idea why she would suddenly swell. Poison oak is the only reason that I can think of.

BTW, I'm covered in poison oak rashes myself. I had no idea that the ride was so full of it.


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[RC] Poison Oak & Horses, Lauren Horn