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        09-19-2008, 12:47 PM
      #11
    Trained
    Thanks for the tips on the bot knifes. I have always been a tad scared to use them.

    Ryle, thanks as always for the worming tips. I'll make sure we get another round of wormer down after the first freeze!!!
         
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        09-20-2008, 11:28 PM
      #12
    Started
    Those are really great tips!!!, except for the wet hot cloth I find taking a rice pack out to the barn is more effective and it stays warmer for a longer time...i make mine by taking half a bag of rice and sowing a face cloth togeather and puring it in...stick it in the microwave for a minute!!!......just wondering if teatree oil would be effective to keep them off the horses before worming next month?
         
        09-22-2008, 02:39 PM
      #13
    Showing
    Excellent post. Both my babies regularly come out of the field with them on their legs, drives me nuts. It's the same thing every day.
         
        09-22-2008, 03:21 PM
      #14
    Showing
    I'm going to try the wet removal. It sounds better for keeping track of the eggs by wiping the knife on the wet cloth. I was out this morning scrapping some off in the windy weather. I went to take a drink of my coke and thought.....Wait, I wonder where those eggs went? Didn't drink the coke needless to say :P
         
        09-22-2008, 03:44 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    In a pinch I've taken my clippers to their legs. I stand them on a small tarp, clip and then fold the tarp up and dispose of the clippings away from the horses.
         
        09-23-2008, 08:18 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Our horse got them a week ago. I was panicking, but we got a bot knife and scraped really good, be careful so not to draw blood, I did but I followed up with peroxide on the legs and then vingegar, then of course rinsed and then sprayed with fly spray again real good. I even went as far as to use the bot wormer meds on his leg. Haha......and Then gve him the rest of the wormer internally don't want any hatching in the gut. But our horse seems fine and the places on his leg was gone in a day. GOod luck.
         
        09-24-2008, 10:26 AM
      #17
    Showing
    Mine must have started this morning because they weren't there yesterday.

    Scrape scrape - I'll try the warm water this afternoon.
         
        09-25-2008, 12:51 AM
      #18
    Started
    I've been having the same problem lately too. I've noticed Jubilee had some bots around her legs as well. I use a grooming block (also called bot block) to scrape them off. They work well. I don't think its really anything to worry about, as long as your horse is being dewormed regularly. :)
         
        09-25-2008, 02:17 AM
      #19
    Started
    I'veen using a plastic knife ever time i'm around wit the horses and it seems to be working
         
        09-25-2008, 03:58 PM
      #20
    Showing
    Does anyone know what would happen if a person swallowed a bot egg by accident?
         

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