About 10:45pm I got into the house after giving this horse a bath in the grooming room. He is covered with hives from his barrel to his head and it seems to be a reaction to something.
I have given him two rounds of Benedryl and will go back out to see if it has started to work.
Thoroughbreds are so thin skinned. He was not too excited about leaving the other horses but I did get through it. When I give a horse a bath, I prefer to do it with a sponge and usually only hose them when they are very hot and sweaty after a ride. When I finished rubbing him down with a couple of towels he went out and rolled in the dirt to dry himself off. I hope I don't need to call the vet.. don't need one more bill at this time.