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    06-26-2012, 12:47 PM
Fly mask 24/7

I usually put fly mask on just for the day, however my paint (with sensitive skin) was bitten by flies (bee?) in face to the point of having a big wound.

I put medication on her twice/day, and mask for the day, unfortunately by the time we get to the field in a morning there are already flies there hunting for her sore. So I was thinking about just keeping mask on 24/7 for some time. My concern is can they still see in dark with that mask on?
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    06-26-2012, 01:14 PM
I've left my horses on overnight several times and he seems no worse for the wear, but I'd also be curious to what others have to say.
    06-26-2012, 01:23 PM
Major is just fine with his on, so your girl should be fine. :) Hopefully her sore gets healed up nice and quick though!

I'm also the weirdo who likes to check how well a horse can see with their fly mask before putting it on them.. I used to look through Major's to make sure it'd be okay for the day haha.
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    06-26-2012, 03:12 PM
I too have had horses with fly masks on over night and they have been just fine.
    06-26-2012, 03:33 PM
Green Broke
If you're very worried you can get a fly mask that's more sheer for night. Roma has one but it's really fine and doesn't hold up well.
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    06-26-2012, 03:39 PM
Thank you, All! I think I'll just give it a try for several days...

Originally Posted by DancingArabian    
If you're very worried you can get a fly mask that's more sheer for night. Roma has one but it's really fine and doesn't hold up well.
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DA, I need something sturdy on her. :)
    06-26-2012, 03:41 PM
Most barns I've been at have their fly masks on 24/7 and haven't had a problem.
    06-26-2012, 03:55 PM
Green Broke
Yupp I know people that leave fly masks on all the time for horses with white faces and blue eyes. I think your fine:) hope all goes well!
    06-26-2012, 06:11 PM
Green Broke
Just be careful of rub marks!
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    06-27-2012, 03:11 AM
Use a black one - it's a lot easier to see out of them than the blue ones (and definitely more so than the patterned and lighter coloured ones).

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