|04-13-2010, 12:46 PM|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: north carlina
dose eneyone no how to keep ticks off horses???? i'v you'ed file spray, the drops and noting is helping. i groom her every day and i put off 7 ticks on her. and i need to try to find something to help keep them off of her. and she is on a feild. so if eneyone has eney ideas on how to keep them down would be very thankful.
|04-13-2010, 03:35 PM|
Join Date: Jun 2009
I know this is gonna sound funny, but old cowboy in neighbor hood, I mean old, school way of things, takes 5 or 6 flea collar for dogs and loops them together, has not had a problem since....Dont know if really works, just what he tells me...
|04-14-2010, 03:51 PM|
Join Date: Mar 2008
oh I hate ticks they can give a lot of sickness to animals and people. to find 7 is not so bad, i have seen animals just covered with hundreds of ticks. Ticks so bad the humans are getting some too.
yes its good to keep some product on them that kills and repells ticks to help keep the numbers down on the animal. and its good you groom regular and pull off the ones you see.
Best thing though is to find where the ticks are coming from and spray or treat the area. sometimes its a old wood building,a barn or woodie brushie area that is full of ticks. spray good there with a approved bug spay that kills ticks and then they are gone.
|04-15-2010, 10:46 AM|
Join Date: Aug 2008
We had horses turned out on long pasture and they came in everyday with 20+ ticks. The vet recommended Frontline spray for dogs. We sprayed the entire base of the mane, the entire tailbone, and sprayed a line down the back of each leg. Repeated once/month. We didn't find a single tick the rest of the summer! It was definitely worth the $40!
|04-15-2010, 11:29 AM|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hartville, Ohio
|04-18-2010, 05:39 PM|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Zeiglerville, PA
I just pulled one off my guy on Thurs. (can you say ICK!)
I put Avon Skin so Soft all over him. He still stinks on Sunday for the stuff, but it seems to work.
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|04-18-2010, 06:21 PM|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Back of Beyond
Guineas are kinda' dumb though, and loud, and messy. I tried that approach. The first day I couldn't get them back in their nighttime safe hut...I lost 9. The next night....6. The three remaining didn't much leave the deck.
Frontline spray? Really? I might try that. I am trying the Spot On right now, but it's kinda' oily and I think it burns. Oily is not good where it's sunny, it can cause burns on top of the burning sensation.
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|04-20-2010, 10:06 AM|
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|04-20-2010, 11:42 AM|
ICK!! I hate ticks! Thankfully its still too cold here for them. Alot of great suggestions, will definately keep them in mind for my trail riding!
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|04-22-2010, 02:51 PM|
Join Date: Jun 2009
When I lived in MO my old TB got hundreds of them.. I sat there with tweezers for hours picking them off. After a while it hit me that Dawn dish soap kills fleas, why not try it?
I lathered him up in two bottles of it. Let it sit 10 minutes.. then they popped right off. Head and all.
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