While many of us are coaxing grass to grow in our small muddy paddocks, for a horse like Pandora, dirt lots are the only choice. The 5 year old TB mare is allergic to grass!
The allergic reaction surfaced last summer with a large itchy boil. Now the mare needs to be covered from head to toe least she come into contact with even a single blade of grass.
Pandora still gets turnout time but she’s protected by a flysheet, a fly mask, wraps up her legs and a tail cover.
What do you feed a horse allergic to grass? Pandora seems to thrive on beet pulp, soy oil and 15 antihistamine tablets a day!
See the article in the UK Daily Mail.