We have a lot of woods. About this time every year I have a small battle with these lice/mites. Normally a bath or two of Permetherin (?) and I have won.
The problem is that it is my big gelding that has them. He was abused and giving him a bath is not an option. Neither is spraying him with anything. Are there anything I can feed him? I know about the feed-thru fly spray. Is there anything stronger?
My other thought is the dusting powders. Anyone used those on horses before? If you can use them on chickens, they should be safe enough for horses, right?
Thoughts and suggestions appreciated. He is such a sweet boy. If I have to, I will find a way to spray him or bathe him. I just don't want traumatize him or take the chance on getting myself hurt if there is something else to try.