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post #11 of 14 Old 10-19-2008, 07:58 PM
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You are lucky, if there is anything in this world I hate - it's those blood sucking insects. They have caused us considerable heart break.
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I'd imagine and I'm sorry for your loses :(
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Thank you - I hope your encounters with them are few and fleeting.
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post #14 of 14 Old 10-19-2008, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by SonnyWimps View Post
I started to feed him garlic, but I've read some stuff about garlic saying it can cause horse's to become anemic
The studies I have read all compared wild onions to garlic, which is the "apples to oranges" theory and virtually worthless.

Someone on another board did say they found a study on garlic but the amount fed was so large that it's no wonder the horse(s) developed anemia. I can't remember the dosage, but I do remember wanting to gag and I like raw garlic cloves - lol lol lol

That being said:

1. I don't feed it to my Arab because of his past history with one ulcer.

2. I fall just short of feeding the recommended amount.

3. I only feed it from mid-March thru mid-October or early November. Although this year I quit in mid-September because the ticks must've all hitch-hiked to the north to reign terror on you folks

4. Garlic is water soluble and will quickly leave the horse's system once their taken off it.

5. I doubt that it matters, but I buy equine powdered garlic.

I have been doing this routine for four years and so-far-so-good.

That doesn't mean it will be successful for everyone else or that someone's horse might become anemic. Again, I feed a little less than the recommended amount and it's divided into two feedings. It works pretty effectively against the ticks, but I don't see that garlic does anything for flies -- any kind of flies
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