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post #11 of 21 Old 07-29-2013, 10:40 PM
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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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post #12 of 21 Old 08-01-2013, 04:25 PM
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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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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. !
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post #14 of 21 Old 08-01-2013, 05:08 PM
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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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post #15 of 21 Old 08-04-2013, 05:07 PM
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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.

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post #16 of 21 Old 08-04-2013, 07:46 PM
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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.
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post #17 of 21 Old 08-05-2013, 10:47 AM
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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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post #18 of 21 Old 08-05-2013, 04:55 PM
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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 dont work but to my surprise it works better than a lot of other flysprays Ive 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 dont have any/ran out/ theirs doesnt work as well.

Ive also used a mixture of minced garlic, blue dawn and vinegar. The bugs seriously dont 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.
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post #19 of 21 Old 08-07-2013, 09:06 PM
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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.
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post #20 of 21 Old 08-15-2013, 10:12 AM
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Skin so soft from Avon works really really well
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