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Any Good Fly Sprays??? Scars??

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        07-29-2013, 11:40 PM
      #11
    Foal
    I use a fly spray called BugBlock and I love it. It's in a purple bottle and it also smells pretty nice :)
         
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        08-01-2013, 05:25 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Use the origianal orange listerine heavily an rub it in everyday at least once or twice it heals and even promotes The hair growth from what I've seen almost instantly . Also a product called MTG works wonders!! It just kinda smells like bacon grease:/
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        08-01-2013, 05:45 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Pyrahnna . Or Tri tech . I would not use any machine oil . Also I would not recommend bacon grease as it does attract flies. Swat or vaseline , swat is not made to go on an open wound, so if the bite has drawn blood I would use an antibiotic cream or ointment type product.
    FLies are bad every where .. and boy o boy does it hurt when they bite, a couple got my arms and back of knee while I was cleaning today.. left a welt. !
         
        08-01-2013, 06:08 PM
      #14
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by stevenson    
    Pyrahnna . Or Tri tech . I would not use any machine oil . Also I would not recommend bacon grease as it does attract flies. Swat or vaseline , swat is not made to go on an open wound, so if the bite has drawn blood I would use an antibiotic cream or ointment type product.
    FLies are bad every where .. and boy o boy does it hurt when they bite, a couple got my arms and back of knee while I was cleaning today.. left a welt. !
    There are 2 types of SWAT. The clear kind is for use on open wounds, the original is not.
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        08-04-2013, 06:07 PM
      #15
    Trained
    Well, I recently ran and experiment to test the effectiveness of absorbine Bug Block and ultrashield ex. No detectable difference between the two, but the ultrashield smells nice. :) Neither lasts for "days" as they claim. I generally use repel x. I think it is no less or more effective than the two aforementioned.
         
        08-04-2013, 08:46 PM
      #16
    Foal
    I have had really good luck with Farnam Equi-spot which is a spot on fly control. It works like fleas and tick meds on dogs and cats. You apply every 14 days. I use that in combination with ultra shield ex. My horse is sensitive to flies and ticks and flysprays and I have had no problems with this combination. And I know that the equi-spot works for my horse, he used to come in covered with ticks and flies and the day after I put this on him no flies and no ticks. I think it lasts every 12 days instead of 14. As far as the missing hair it will grow back when the winter coat comes in. I have heard that MTG helps stimulate the hair into growing sooner but I have never tried it. To protect open cuts though I use corona ointment with swat around it. Or blue kote. The corona ointment will not sweat off and the blue kote is a spray on wound cover. Use the corona when you need a wound to stay open and drain, use the blue kote when you want the wound to dry up and close.
         
        08-05-2013, 11:47 AM
      #17
    Foal
    I use this stuff that is by the same company that makes show sheen. It works great and I only have to spray them down once every 2 weeks or after it rains. Another thing you can try is apple cider vinegar in your horses drinking water. It will actually repel the flies after a few weeks and the coat will have a nice shine to it
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        08-05-2013, 05:55 PM
      #18
    Foal
    I use Flicks and love it! I was pregnant last summer and didnt want to inhale anything nasty/chemicals while spraying the horses or it come in contact with my skin. I wasnt sure at first as lots of the natural products don't work but to my surprise it works better than a lot of other flysprays I've tried. I used it again this year and even got my farrier hooked on it. She doesnt have horses but keeps a bottle of Flicks in her truck while working to spray down any horses when owners don't have any/ran out/ theirs doesnt work as well.

    I've also used a mixture of minced garlic, blue dawn and vinegar. The bugs seriously don't go near them with that stuff on lol. It stinks but works. I was spraying it from a bottle but small chunks of garlic were getting stuck in the sprayer. Now I just use a cloth and wipe them with it.
         
        08-07-2013, 10:06 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    I make my own 1 pint apple cider vinegar, 1 oz each of citronella, tea tree, and cedarwood essential oils, in a spray bottle and top off with water.
         
        08-15-2013, 11:12 AM
      #20
    Foal
    Skin so soft from Avon works really really well
         

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