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  • If it rains alot does it make the flies worse
  • HORSE +BUG BITES AND LEATHERY NECK

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    07-12-2013, 01:30 PM
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HRS
Foal
Flies!

My poor girl is being attacked by those little flies not like house flies but the little ones. I've tried fly sprays, and vineagar and water. What can I use to help keep these flies off of my girl? She's got cuts on her neck from rubbing on the fence and posts to scratch the fly bites /:
     
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    07-12-2013, 01:34 PM
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Showing
If you can find something that works longer than a couple of hours, let me know.

With the rains being torrential this year, all the bugs are worse. Those nasty, noseeum biting flies are some of the worst.
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    07-12-2013, 02:04 PM
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Green Broke
We feed ours garlic powder and it actually does help. They just end up smelling like Kentucky fried chicken when they sweat.
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    07-12-2013, 02:12 PM
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Showing
Gotta be careful with garlic though, as it can lead to anemia in horses if they're given too much.
     
    07-12-2013, 02:38 PM
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Showing
Good old Vaseline, or Walmart petroleum jelly. Slather it on her chest, and anywhere else you feel a lot of bug bites, especially up between her hind legs. She won't kick as it feels so good. She's likely a real mess between her teats. Don't skimp. Also do the underside of the tail. This needs to be reapplied about every three days. Check just in front of the girth area where the skin meets the leg. Oh, and under her jaw.
     
    07-12-2013, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
Good old Vaseline, or Walmart petroleum jelly. Slather it on her chest, and anywhere else you feel a lot of bug bites, especially up between her hind legs. She won't kick as it feels so good. She's likely a real mess between her teats. Don't skimp. Also do the underside of the tail. This needs to be reapplied about every three days. Check just in front of the girth area where the skin meets the leg. Oh, and under her jaw.
Yes. Good old vasoline is great for the skin.. just ask a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
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    07-12-2013, 02:45 PM
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HRS
Foal
I've never heard of anybody using vaseline. I will try that..thanks!
     
    07-12-2013, 04:29 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Better off controlling the flies from breeding in the first place, usually it comes down to manure management, fly predator, and biting fly traps. I only use spray when I ride, I have very few flys on my property.
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    07-13-2013, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Roperchick    
We feed ours garlic powder and it actually does help. They just end up smelling like Kentucky fried chicken when they sweat.
I used to board with a few people who did that, and I have to admit their horses were the only ones who stayed in the clear of flies.
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    07-13-2013, 07:50 PM
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Foal
Hi Everyone--I know we're not allowed to advertise here and Im really NOT doing that, but this gnat problem the original poster described is most likely the cullicodes gnat that causes sweet itch and other severe reactions and rubbing. Not all horses respond badly to it, but for the ones that do, life can be misery, especially out in the field at dawn and dusk.

Best Friend Botanicals has an all natural incredibly effective balm for this--its called Midline Magic Balm and its MUCH better than using vaseline ot desitin or whatever you grab at the drugstore--because it not only repels these obnoxious little things very effectively but also heal the sores, bites, rubbing and leathery skin horses get under their bellies. The formula was vet supervised in the creation and its part of their whole line of repellents and shampoos.
Its safe on udders and sheathes and muzzles too. My mare had the worst sweet itch you can imagine and now she can graze so happily plus her belly is all healed, hair has grown back and her skin is all soft and smooth again.
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