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        06-21-2013, 02:14 PM
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    Foal
    An Interesting Problem

    The past couple of weeks have been really hot and the flies have really been bugging Ben. He gets bitten really badly, especially under his belly and on his sheath.
    As a result, I normally put sudocrem on his sheath and his inner thighs, and this keeps the flies down and helps the existing bites. However, as he kicks up at his sheath and flicks his tail between his legs, his legs and tail are now covered in white sudocrem.
    As it's waterproof, it won't wash off! Any ideas on how to remove these horrible white stains? Or will they fade out over time? It's not doing him any harm, it is just an eyesore.
         
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        06-21-2013, 02:32 PM
      #2
    Started
    Wash with soap and water the soap will break it down
         
        06-22-2013, 08:07 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Yep any sort of soap will take it off
         
        06-22-2013, 08:09 PM
      #4
    Trained
    Does that cream work well? My horse gets the same thing. I've been slobbing on Swat and fly spray with mixed results.
         
        06-22-2013, 08:14 PM
      #5
    Showing
    I'd leave the cream in his tail. He's applying it to himself. Yesterday I gobbed lots of petroleum jelly to the bottom 18" of two tails. When they stand head to rump they grease each other's chest.
         
        06-22-2013, 08:38 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Sudo creme is brilliant I always have a tub in groom box
         
        06-22-2013, 08:46 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    As others have said, soap.

    Also, we came across an interesting concoction that has helped at least a bit better than regular fly spray: Neem Oil Extract. Straight from the garden center, we mix it according to bottle directions (something like 2T per gallon or something like that... we put a bit more as it's for the horses, not for the garden!), and sometimes mix with Bronco, spray it on, and the flies won't come back for several hours. Someone we know mixes it into the petroleum jelly and slathers it on their legs/sensitive parts/etc as not only a barrier from bites, but a fly killer. Neem is an insecticide/antifungal/antibacterial/etc etc. Neat stuff.

    Anywho :)
         
        06-24-2013, 09:01 PM
      #8
    Foal
    Neem works great for all types of things and you can also get it online. Anything that is "waterproof" is usually, as other posted have already said, removable with mild soap and water. Good old Ivory dishwasher soap in water, mix until really sudsy and then apply liberally. Wash with clean warm water if you have it or cold if you don't!
         

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