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post #1 of 3 Old 09-20-2009, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Chiggers Chiggers Chiggers... everywhere! Help!

Hi all

We've been taking our horses to the local state parks for trail rides and have found that 9 times out of 10 Toby is getting Chiggers.

I spray his legs heavily with Pyranha fly spray before we leave the trailer. And yet, he has itchy scabby legs the next day after every ride.

I just dont know what to do to protect him from the Chiggers and now that he has them .... again .... what can I apply to make it go away/less itchy for him?

Help!?!?!


Cocoa - 32 yr old QH, Cherokee - 8 yr old TWH & Toby - 16 yr old QH
R.I.P. Cocoa 4/13/78 - 2/9/11
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-20-2009, 11:13 AM
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My dad (a farmer) always sprinkled sulfur in his socks. I've never noticed a problem with the horses, but I wonder if it might help. You could put some in a balm like udder/bag balm or even vasiline and rub a layer on before going out. Most pharmacies carry it.


For the itch, again go with the bag balm.


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post #3 of 3 Old 09-22-2009, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you - I will look for it at CVS tonight


Cocoa - 32 yr old QH, Cherokee - 8 yr old TWH & Toby - 16 yr old QH
R.I.P. Cocoa 4/13/78 - 2/9/11
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