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Old 11-24-2006, 09:34 PM  
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Bott Eggs

Just need some tips on methods that work to get ride of Bott Eggs on my horse...I know there is a knife you can buy...but I cant find one anywhere....anyone have any secret devices that they use....Id greatly appreciate any help
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:43 PM  
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Those little bot stone things, maybe?
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:48 PM  
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now where would I find one of those? Ive never had a problem with Bot eggs...but when i got this mare her legs were covered with them...would they just fall off eventually as it gets colder?
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:56 PM  
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Short cut--shave the hair. She won't look pretty, but no need to worry about ingesting those eggs! Of course, if this is the mare I'm thinking of, she'll look pretty no matter what.
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:58 PM  
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Thanks ALot Almost_Mozart....she is a special little lady....and shes progressing nicely....just everytime i groom her..these little eggs really bother me...ive tried picking them off..but haha id be there forever doing that
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Yep, a pair of clippers is quicker than the bot knife any day. Of course I don't show any of my guys so it doesn't matter.
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Old 11-24-2006, 10:17 PM  
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I use a plain old Bic razor-works great.
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Old 11-24-2006, 10:18 PM  
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Awesome Thanks Guys
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Old 11-25-2006, 11:27 PM  
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Slick n easy is a grooming product available at TSC. It is great for removing bot fly eggs.
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:01 AM  
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I posted the same question about a month ago. If you want to check out those answers too, you can find the posting under Bot FLy Larvae in Health and Nutrition. It is presently listed on the third page but toward the bottom.
(I would direct link, but I don't know how. )
I am wondering about those grooming stones too. If you do try one and it works, let us know?!
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:06 AM  
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also spray or wipe them with white vinegar first....vet recommended this and it loosens their grip to make them easier to get off.
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:21 AM  
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bot eggs

The bot egg remover stones are also called griddle blocks for cleaning commercial gridles. You can get them at commercial food stores like "Gordons Food Service" they are far cheaper than the ones at farm stores. Also the blocks are huge so they last forever I just take a serrated knife and slice it off as I need it. If used on the horses whole body it puts a nice shine and gives off a body clipped look without clipper marks. Becarefull though it also will shave the hair down fast and before you know it you'll be on skin.

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