Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
We have those same bugs here. I put udder balm (a small amount) in the ear. It goes on like a petroleum jelly and heals the little bites while keeping the flies away (they can't bite through it). It is a lot easier, though, to just buy a mask with ears.
I hear ya though. Those bugs stink, and they cause so many issues. Make sure you check their chest and belly (especially the navel) for bites as well, as those are common bite areas, especially if you are having problems with them in his ears. The udder balm can be put on any of these areas. It is cheap and available at a farm store.
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