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    07-30-2010, 09:27 PM
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Banned
Fly Spray *WARNING*

I found this online... I'm not sure if it's true or not, but I figured I'd post it anyways...

Also posted in the "Horse Articles" section.

Fly Sprays - the dangers we should know about - Horse Forums (HGS)
     
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    07-31-2010, 12:34 AM
  #2
Banned
Yikes...thats some scary stuff. Wonder if making your own is actually safer.
     
    07-31-2010, 04:35 PM
  #3
Foal
Not sure if I have the qualifications and time to create my own but a friend had similar problem with fly spray and turned us on to the natural horse vet products and they have a repellent that really works without the toxic stuff. Reading these articles makes me glad I made the switch!
     
    08-01-2010, 10:17 AM
  #4
Started
Can fly spray burn a horse? Like if poured on them?
     
    08-01-2010, 08:02 PM
  #5
Foal
Scary! Wow, I use ABSORBINE BUG BLOCK and have made my own but it didnt work as well.. my absorbine has Pyrethrin in it! So I will definitely look in to better recipes for homeade flysprays.. ): Thanks for the heads up,OP!
     
    08-01-2010, 10:03 PM
  #6
Trained
Making your own stuff is easy ! One cup of water, one tablespoon dish soap, one tablespoon vinegar. It works really well too.
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    08-01-2010, 10:08 PM
  #7
Weanling
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Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
Making your own stuff is easy ! One cup of water, one tablespoon dish soap, one tablespoon vinegar. It works really well too.
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I will have to try that.
     
    08-08-2010, 09:42 PM
  #8
Weanling
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Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
Making your own stuff is easy ! One cup of water, one tablespoon dish soap, one tablespoon vinegar. It works really well too.
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Does is matter which kind of dish soap? Brand, scent, color?
     
    08-08-2010, 10:15 PM
  #9
Green Broke
I was diagnosed with MS, also a neurological disease. Nobody knows what caused it. May not be the fly spray, but it kind of makes me want to be more cautious about it. I had been using the natural stuff for a couple of years now, but actually switched back to the chemical stuff this year because it is more effective on the flies.
     
    08-08-2010, 10:42 PM
  #10
Foal
If you use the vinager, water and dish soap, do the horses get all bubbly in the rain? I use the bronco gold, but very sparingly as we are blessed not to have that many flys.... anyone ever try skin so soft by avon, don't know but everyone swears it keeps bugs off people, why not horses????
     

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