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  • Horse blistered after using oil based fly spray
  • Flies attack horses after bathing

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    07-13-2011, 05:57 PM
  #21
Yearling
Maybe next time the client should take care of their own horse?
With the heat the way its been I always hose my horse before I turn him out for the night and it never has any effect on him. The spray works and he never blisters etc.
     
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    07-14-2011, 12:28 PM
  #22
Foal
I always fly spray any of my horses after they're hosed down/bathed when it's fly season. I don't understand how so many deer & horse flies track down the only four horses in the area... especially when they've just been bathed or hosed down. Some people come up with the craziest things...
     
    07-14-2011, 12:53 PM
  #23
Green Broke
Yeah I do this with my mare all the time and she's never had anything happen to her :) And she has super sensitive skin too! And I use oil-based sprays all the time because if I use the water-based they don't tend to last and then the bugs attack her (and we found out last year through blood testing that she's allergic to bug bites arrrgh!!) So the oily sprays are my friend! We were actually just at a horse show last weekend and after washing her off, I sprayed her a TON with oil-based spray to keep the nasty bugs away and she stood in the sun eating her hay the rest of the afternoon trailer tied with no issues!

The only thing I have to watch with her is her pink nose, I have to put baby sunscreen on it so it doesn't burn haha! But other than that, she's a buckskin with the nice black skin so she doesn't tend to burn easily anywhere else! ;)
     
    07-14-2011, 02:01 PM
  #24
Trained
I always fly spray my horses when they are wet. I buy the concentrate so I mix it a bit heavier and then spry them when they are wet so you get a better and deeper coverage. Never had a problem even with my sensitive horses.
     
    07-14-2011, 02:04 PM
  #25
mls
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by nicole25    
maybe next time the client should take care of their own horse?
With the heat the way its been I always hose my horse before I turn him out for the night and it never has any effect on him. The spray works and he never blisters etc.
Why do you hose your horse before you turn it out at night? I've found a wet horse tends to be more attractive to bugs.
     
    07-15-2011, 02:45 PM
  #26
Yearling
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Originally Posted by mls    
Why do you hose your horse before you turn it out at night? I've found a wet horse tends to be more attractive to bugs.
I ride at night because I can only ride after work and do not get to the barn until around 7 PM. I have to hose him off after a work out.
     
    07-15-2011, 03:53 PM
  #27
Yearling
The flies are worst when the horse is wet. It's worse NOT to spray them. Of course it could be a waste, since when the horse dries it might need to be sprayed again, but really? Being blistered? Nonsense.
     
    07-15-2011, 04:30 PM
  #28
Green Broke
Strange...
Only explanation I can think of is that if the hair is wet it is closer to the skin? So maybe the spray can get to the skin rather than just sitting on the coat? But that would only happen if the horse was allergic to it anyway.
Maybe she for fly spray confused with something else... you know, like acid? :P
(this is probably why she needs the help)
     

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