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post #1 of 6 Old 01-22-2013, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Bot flies and Garlic

Lately, I have been having a problem with bot flies. I was advised to use garlic, but the more I read about it possibly being toxic or causing anemia, I begin to think thats not such a good idea. What do y'all use to control bot flies? Have any of y'all used garlic or what works best for you?

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post #2 of 6 Old 01-22-2013, 07:08 PM
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Garlic is good for horses. However I haven't found anything to get rid of bot flies.
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post #3 of 6 Old 01-22-2013, 07:29 PM
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I used garleze on my dark gelding. It honestly did help with flys. He didnt mind it at all and I'll probly use it again this summer. We've never really had too many issues with bots
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I just shave the areas where the eggs are haha
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The garlic will prolly keep the vampires away as well. Bonus.
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-22-2013, 08:15 PM
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I do recall reading something about garlic causing anemia in horses.....I could be wrong, and I have also read that it's's just a matter of finding a good balance....
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