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  • Bot fly and garlic

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    01-22-2013, 07:48 PM
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 that's 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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    01-22-2013, 08:08 PM
Garlic is good for horses. However I haven't found anything to get rid of bot flies.
    01-22-2013, 08:29 PM
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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    01-22-2013, 09:01 PM
I just shave the areas where the eggs are haha
    01-22-2013, 09:03 PM
The garlic will probably keep the vampires away as well. Bonus.
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    01-22-2013, 09:15 PM
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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