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    06-07-2011, 09:48 PM
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I could understand not flyspraying a horse that had JUST been bathed (as in still dripping wet) with hot water, and still not cooled out very the pores could still be open.

But if the horse was warm/cold bathed, and has been standing for a bit (aka not hot) then I don't see how it would matter. "My" guy (school horse, hence the quotations) stood perfectly still while I sprayed him after his bath today, so I guess it didn't bother him.
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    06-07-2011, 10:34 PM
I've never heard of that before... Lol!
    06-07-2011, 10:42 PM
Has never been an issue here.......
    06-07-2011, 11:47 PM
Applying flyspray to a wet horse shouldn't cause a problem with blisters...
HOWEVER oil based flyspray CAN cause burning/blistering if excess is used or your horse is sensitive and goes out into the sun. As the oil will draw the heat and intensify it.

It has happened to Dillon before when the person Turning out applied too much oil based flyspray to one spot of his neck and it ended up with a burn because he went out into the sun. At first it was tender. Then it started losing the hair, then the skin peeled. I had to apply a sunscreen until the hair grew back (thank god fairly quickly)

    06-08-2011, 07:42 AM
Hmm never heard of that with normal fly spray at all! I have heard it about oil based sprays
    06-08-2011, 11:06 AM
LOL right, I imagine if it was an actual common problem that there would be warnings all over the bottles!
    06-08-2011, 12:35 PM
So, when her sprayed horse sweats is she worried about that, too? Good luck with that - it's the sweaty horse that attracts the most flies, and needs fly spray the worst!

I think she's mixing up her problems - oversaturation of oil-based *anything* may cause sunburns, especially on sensitive-skinned animals, and applying DMSO to wet horses will for sure create heat and burn. The mixture of H20 and DMSO creates a chemical reaction that causes heat.

So I think she's got herself confused.
    06-09-2011, 02:09 AM
LOL. No that's absolute nonsense as far as my experience goes.

I just love the professional "OH?"
I use that practically every day.
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    06-09-2011, 10:59 AM
I've heard of this before. The reasoning is that when you spray a dry horse, the spray stays on top of the hair and doesn't sink in to sit on their skin. If you spray a wet horse, the chemicals seep through the water in their hair and then can dry on the skin, causing chemical burns (blisters).

I have no idea if it's true, and I would imagine it would have to be a LOT of fly spray for it to ever potentially do that. It also wouldn't make sense because then even spraying the sensitive areas of a dry horse would cause the same thing (chemical touching skin)..
    07-13-2011, 01:42 AM
Ahh, funny people. No I've never heard that because it's REDUNKULOUS

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