Rabon salt blocks

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Has anyone had a problem such as this?

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  1. NoraC

    NoraC Registered

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    We put Rabon blocks in for fly control as we run a small herd of Dexter cattle with our
    Haflingers.
    Starting with swellings on the belly, small areas the size of a palm appeared on the horse.
    These are not open and cause no discomfort.
    A week or so later the size increases.
    Then open sores with a blood and pus discharge appear.
    This progress to a single swelling the size of a basketball.
    In the first horse affected the swelling has over a month gradually decreased and continues to daily.
    The vets have no answers.
     
  2. CJ

    CJ Senior Member

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    Could be a chemical reaction due to sensitivity, or a bodily one. Rabon is not without its caveats. Ive never used feed thru insecticide, due to doubts & warnings. Id get the horses away from the rabon block if possible, see if the reaction dissipates. Maybe treat with anti-histamine if vet thinks its allergic reaction. I dont know if rabon would kill internal larvae, and thats the bodies way of trying to eliminate the remains.
    Easylix® Rabon® Molasses Pressed Block - Hubbard Feeds
    PRECAUTIONS FOR HORSE USE: This product contains tetrachlorvinphos, which is a cholinesterase inhibitor. The most frequently reported clinical signs of cholinesterase inhibition in the horse are abdominal pain, lethargy, sweating, tearing and excessive salivation. If these signs are seen in horses, consult your veterinarian immediately. Do not use this product simultaneously or within a week before or after treatment with cholinesterase inhibiting drugs, pesticides or chemicals. Consult a veterinarian before using this product on debilitated, aged, pregnant or nursing animals. This product has not been tested in breeding horses.
    Warning
    THIS PRODUCT, WHICH CONTAINS ADDED COPPER, MUST NOT BE FED TO SHEEP OR RELATED SPECIES THAT HAVE A LOW TOLERANCE TO SUPPLEMENTAL COPPER.
    Product Number
    #11428 — Easylix® Rabon® Molasses Pressed Block, 40 lb.
     
  3. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    Those are not approved for use with horses~!!
    Horse mineral blocks only.
     
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    doublelranch Senior Member

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    Agree. The ones I have seen say they are for cattle only. I have always steered clear and never looked into them.
     
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