Summer Whinnys Help Your Horse Leg Up for Spring – Keep Hives, Infection, and Leg Pain at Bay

Can a bug bite lead to laminitis?  Localized skin swellings or lesions – like hives – usually represent an acute allergic reaction, often triggered by something as innocuous as an insect bite.  An acute reaction like hives suggest that a horse’s largest organ and first line of defense – its skin – has been compromised, leaving the body open to infection.