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