Bot flies and Garlic - The Horse Forum
 2Likes
  • 2 Post By waresbear
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 01-22-2013, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 16
• Horses: 2
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?

Its a lot like nuts and bolts. if the riders nuts, the horse bolts -Nicholas Evans

Last edited by Eeyottiesmypony; 01-22-2013 at 06:50 PM.
Eeyottiesmypony is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 01-22-2013, 07:08 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Alberta
Posts: 1,018
• Horses: 1
Garlic is good for horses. However I haven't found anything to get rid of bot flies.
Spotted is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 01-22-2013, 07:29 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,178
• Horses: 4
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
Posted via Mobile Device
Phly is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 01-22-2013, 08:01 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,877
• Horses: 0
I just shave the areas where the eggs are haha
Casey02 is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 01-22-2013, 08:03 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Posts: 11,175
• Horses: 3
The garlic will probably keep the vampires away as well. Bonus.
Tianimalz and Army wife like this.
waresbear is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 01-22-2013, 08:15 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,712
• Horses: 0
I do recall reading something about garlic causing anemia in horses.....I could be wrong, and I have also read that it's good.....it's just a matter of finding a good balance....
Muppetgirl is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Garlic for flies? 1tarasue Horse Health 11 10-29-2010 11:37 PM
How much garlic? speedy da fish Horse Nutrition 13 06-21-2010 01:00 PM
Garlic, flies, and horses chenay412 Horse Health 4 09-13-2008 08:07 AM
Flies flies...GO AWAY!!!!!!! GRRRRRR SonnyWimps Horse Health 4 06-27-2008 03:43 PM
garlic pellits for flies? KANSAS_TWISTER Horse Health 6 04-28-2007 05:35 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome