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  • Homemade fly and tick spray for horses
  • Horse fly and tick spray homemade

 
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    08-10-2010, 09:02 AM
  #21
Foal
Oh okayy...Lol I didn't want to mistake it for somthing it was not...I think i'm going to try that Home made fly spray and see how good that works.
     
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    08-10-2010, 10:30 AM
  #22
Foal
Check this out, I was feeding the other afternoon and for those of you in the south, my feed container was covered in fire ants !! Didn't have ant killer handy so I sprayed my bronco gold all over the outside of the container, and I'll be danged, they all shriveled up and died and I haven't seen anymore anywhere close. Like I said don't know if you yankees have these little hell spawn demons but if anyone does.. I found something that works great killing them and keeping them away !!!!!
     
    08-10-2010, 10:43 AM
  #23
Yearling
Well, I was just about to buy endure fly spray until I read that article... I need a repelent though that will repel ticks.. ticks are very bad this year in my area.. and endure was the only thing I could find that would repel ticks..

If I make my own fly spray.. will it still repel ticks? Or just flies?

Couldnt I make my own fly spray and use it for flies.. then buy the endure spray and mix it with more water to delute it even more? Or would that not work either?
     
    08-10-2010, 10:46 AM
  #24
Banned
^^ Endure is safe as long as you don't directly inhale it. Or swallow it, or get it in your eyes. Same goes for the horse.
     
    08-10-2010, 10:55 AM
  #25
Yearling
Ah ok.. well that common sense.. haha..
     
    08-10-2010, 03:05 PM
  #26
Foal
I have never had any problems at all with fly spray...until recently. My husband bought a little thing of Farnam roll on repelent for our donkey who hates being sprayed. I used it on my mare as I hadn't bought her any spray yet. I put it on her face, a couple stripes down each leg, a stripe on her shoulder, etc. right before a ride. Well something came up and I didn't get to ride. I untacked Lenore and left her in her dry lot for the evening. When I went out to feed later that night I didn't notice anything funny, but it was dark, and I was in a hurry. The next morning Lenore had huge welts everywhere the roll on had touched her, the skin being raised everywhere in the exact shape of the mark where I had put the repelent. I immediately scrubbed her down with slightly soapy water and kept an eye on her. She seemed fine other than that. The welts went away...or so I thought. The next day I was gone most of the day helping my brother move. When I got home late that afternoon and went to turn the girls out I immediately saw something was not right with Lenore. She was panting despite just standing around in her stall, her nose running. I could see her pulse jerking the flesh on her chest and she seemed oddly puffy everywhere. She had rubbed a spot on her chest/neck raw and places where I had put the repelent on her legs were raw and blistery, oozing. I had the vet out on an emergency call and, as I was suspecting, Lenore was having a terrible allergic reaction to the roll on. The welts hadn't actually gone away like I thought, the rest of Lenore's skin just puffed up around them. I felt horrible for not seeing is sooner, but other than the welts she had seemed fine the day before. The vet got her all fixed up thought and she is fine now.

I have since been using Absorbine Bug Block on her and she is doing fine with it. That was a scary expierence though. I had no idea she would be allergic as I have used plenty of fly spray on her before.
     
    08-10-2010, 03:31 PM
  #27
Yearling
Come on people..... EVERYTHING has a warning on it. Common sense.

The homemade stuff lasts about 10 minutes. Skin So Soft for about an hour.
     
    08-10-2010, 03:41 PM
  #28
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by G and K's Mom    
Come on people..... EVERYTHING has a warning on it. Common sense.

The homemade stuff lasts about 10 minutes. Skin So Soft for about an hour.
Not to mention the skin so soft attracts dust like crazy.

EVERYONE is allergic to something.
     
    08-10-2010, 04:03 PM
  #29
Banned
Quote:
Originally Posted by mls    

EVERYONE is allergic to something.
So freaking true!

I found out the hard way (like Elizabeth) that my horse reacts to Absorbine liniment. That was an ugly mess for some time.

I certainly would not warn the rest of the world to not use it. I just can not use that product on this horse.
     
    08-10-2010, 04:08 PM
  #30
Foal
Absolutely. My donkey has no trouble with the roll on, though I still don't use it on her for the horse's sake. The vet's assistant also said she uses the same stuff on her horses and no problem. It's just my particular horse that has a problem with that particular product. I still use fly spray on my mare.
     

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