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post #1 of 8 Old 03-15-2013, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Oh no a Fly

i just killed a fly... the first one i have seen. I was told putting viniger in a horses water will help? is this true and do i start now? what other tips work other then fly sparay?
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-16-2013, 08:19 PM
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Ya there all coming out now...
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post #3 of 8 Old 03-16-2013, 08:22 PM
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Bacon grease works really good.. Yes I am serious about bacon grease lol.. My husband found on line last yr and works really good
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-16-2013, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Bacon grease works really good.. Yes I am serious about bacon grease lol.. My husband found on line last yr and works really good
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it dose work..but we dont eat bacon, because the kids would eat a pack them selves and just fight over it when we do have it.
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post #5 of 8 Old 03-17-2013, 12:00 AM
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it dose work..but we dont eat bacon, because the kids would eat a pack them selves and just fight over it when we do have it.
Lol sounds like my house. My husband and daughter fight for the last piece lol.. We have plenty if need some :)
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-17-2013, 12:04 AM
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When it's warm enough to bathe your horse, do an apple cider vinegar rinse once a week. Not only will it repel flies, it will make their coat nice and shiny. My old gelding was allergic to fly bites and an apple cider vinegar rinse was the only thing that kept the flies at bay...plus it's WAY cheaper than gallons of fly spray.

Just mix a cup (or two) of apple cider vinegar in a two gallon bucket with water, then pour it over your horse from neck to tail, refilling the bucket with the same mixture as needed. Use a soft sponge to get it on the head and any other places you miss.
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-17-2013, 12:09 AM
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Not thinking about flies at this time. Have 5 ft snowbanks that need to melt first and we are expecting 30cm snow next week. Yeah, when will winter end here? Good luck with the fly remedies though!
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-17-2013, 12:22 AM
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We had a horse once who also was alergic to bug bites, and what worked well for her was adding garlic powder to her feed. Start with about a half teaspoon, and you can work up to as much as 1/4 cup (we never needed that much). That end of the barn wound up smelling like a cheap Italian restaurant, but at least the horse was not miserable.
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