This is Berlin. She is a 26 year old 3/4 Trakehner. Last night we went out to dinner and Jill did chores. She called to let me know that when Berlin came in she was sweating profusely on her front left quarter. When I went out to the barn, she was SOAKED from about 6 inches back from her ears, down the neck to her shoulder, around to the left side of her chest and wringing wet down her left leg.
Her temperature was normal, she was not acting stressed, but the wet area was pretty warm. I sponged her down and called my most knowledgeable horse friend and then the vet (who did not think she needed to see her which was fine with me). I rubbed her down with a towel, brushed her and went back out at midnight. She was not dry but going in that direction. This morning she was dry and still a little warm above her front left leg. Because it was so localized, I believe it was a bite/sting, but so far have not found a swelling. Have you ever experienced this? She passed manure, ate, was alert, had a normal temperature.... What is going on around here?????
At noon I went out to check on Berlin. She is still dry, but a little warm above her leg...eating out in the pasture and acting normal. Terry suggested a spider bite. I also still think it was a bite or sting. Thanks for your input.