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        03-02-2012, 06:35 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by farley    
    I don't like to pull or twist I hold rubbing alcohol or peroxide over them with a rag and they fall right out! You don't have to worry about the head borrowing or anything =)
    Thanks Farley I'll definitely try this the next time I see one of those nasty things on my boy.
         
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        03-02-2012, 06:40 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by farley    
    I don't like to pull or twist I hold rubbing alcohol or peroxide over them with a rag and they fall right out! You don't have to worry about the head borrowing or anything =)
    Thanks Farley I'll definitely give that a shot next time I see one of those nasty things on my horse.
         
        03-02-2012, 06:44 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    This method also works with house pets too specially the squirmy ones haha I wish there was a repellent, I thought about giving Grady a flea and tick bath with dog shampoo for sensitive pets but then changed my mind haha.
         
        03-02-2012, 06:46 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Haha yeah depending on the horse some times it isn't to easy to give them a bath
         
        03-02-2012, 06:57 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Grady and Hannah are good about baths but I would hate for them to have some Allergy I would feel awful.
         
        03-02-2012, 07:24 PM
      #16
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
    The best prevention is to keep your pastures mowed. You'll find the most ticks in tall grass waiting for a ride on a passing foot or tail.
    There's 200 acres of extreme hills and rocky terrain... There's a lot of them in manzanita and on the bushes and trees. Lucky my dear boy isn't there any longer, but he gets them terribly when he's there...

    I think, when it comes down to maintaining that pasture, that I'll go for the t-post wrapped in barbed wire sticking up the hill where the horses run down... not mowing the grass that they starve, uh, I mean, survive on. :P

    The poor beasts. Can't save 'em all...


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    Originally Posted by Cmurdock57    
    It was beyond raw spots he lost two big patches of hair. And I was using Vetericyn about two times a day.
    Mudpie had a bunch of sores and yellow crusty stuff everywhere they were. I think it might be some sort of reaction to the tick's saliva. My stupid vet didn't know and said that "they go away every year" so it didn't matter. -.-
         
        03-02-2012, 08:59 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Ick! We bought some horses a few years ago, the owner was going through some family stuff and couldnt get out to them much. They were in the middle of nowhere.. and I live up a hollar in wv so really, in the middle a nowhere, there pasture looked like a hay field and they had gobs of ticks around there ears, under and in the mane, and under and in the tail. Me and my friend put them in a stall and set on the wall so we could easily reach the head, got some needle nose plyers and ether proxide or alcohol I can't remember...there was hundreds of them. We put them in a bucket then burnt them
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        03-02-2012, 10:04 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    We don't mow, ours graze. We got goats to help with the poison oak, haha they ended up eating everything but vegetation. But we really don't have bad ticks, I've pulled maybe four off of Grady in the last six years, maybe one or two off Hannah so far. They get checked regularly but there not bad.

    Our dogs get them occasionally too but never on the property usually just out near the lake.

    Shandasue that story is ridiculous poor things
         
        03-02-2012, 11:56 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    Generally I just pull them off and make sure I get the head, but I like Farley's idea. I actually had a deer tick on my mare last year. That was nerve wracking and I called the vet for advice. Luckily, she was ok and didn't contract Lyme's disease. I was worried and then relieved.
         
        03-05-2012, 02:02 AM
      #20
    Weanling
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    Hope it's okay to post this link but this is the best little tool for removing ticks. It's so simple and gets everything out. I have 2 and use them on our hunting dogs too.
         

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