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        03-05-2012, 05:51 PM
      #21
    Foal
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    TICKED OFF™ the world’s simplest tick remover

    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.
    Absolutely okay to post. I checked it out looked a little pricey but if it works it's worth the money. Do you have one by chance? If does it work well?
         
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        03-05-2012, 09:13 PM
      #22
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Cmurdock57    
    Absolutely okay to post. I checked it out looked a little pricey but if it works it's worth the money. Do you have one by chance? If does it work well?
    I do have one. I got mine at a farm/ranch store. I groom dogs for a living so I've had several chances to use it. It's pretty much a teaspoon with a notch cut into it. But it works like a charm.
         
        03-06-2012, 10:18 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    I use this stuff. It's not ridiculously expensive and I put half a dose on my horse every two weeks and he hasn't had a tick since. I HATE the little buggers! Lol

    Freedom 45 Spot-On - Horse.com
         
        03-07-2012, 03:14 PM
      #24
    Foal
    I got some guineas a few years ago and now neither me or any of my neighbors have any more ticks, scorpions, or other small pests. Once they were grown I turned them loose and forgot about it. One of my guys has strange reactions to a lot of chemicals so I try to use as little as possible.
         
        03-07-2012, 03:27 PM
      #25
    Foal
    I am sorry I have to chime in there: But please, please, please, please do not ever put stuff on a tick to remove it - no vaseline, no alcohol, no glue, no dishwashing detergent!
    It induces vomiting and death in the tick and it will spill all its bacteria and diseases right into the host body!
    A couple of years ago they put out a study and a paper, trying to battle the old wife's tale of putting stuff on the ticks.

    Also: Ticks do not screw themselves into the skin, they bite and burrow, but don't turn. They don't have a screw threaded head, so twisting them may actually increase the chances of twisting the head off and leaving it inside the host's body.
    Just pulling them straight out either with tweezers or that nifty little introduced tool is the best method.
         

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