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triciasolo

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triciasolo says:

Leucocytoclastic vasculitis

Hi

My horse has just been diagnosed with this on his front leg.  Does anyone else have a horse with this condition, and have you any good advice?

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classicalfan

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classicalfan says:

Re: Leucocytoclastic vasculitis

Try changing his diet.  My guess is that your horse is being fed commercial feed.  Try cutting out the cereal content.  If he needs feeding and can't manage on hay/haylage or grass, try and find lucern or alfalfa pellets and mix with a little good quality vegetable oil.  The cereal contect may be aggravating the condition as it changes the blood chemistry in the horse quite abruptly leading to inflammation of the small blood capillaries.

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triciasolo

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triciasolo says:

Re: Leucocytoclastic vasculitis

Thank you for your reply, but he is only fed good quality hay and carrots, although this disease has been linked to yellow flower pollen.

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