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        08-10-2013, 10:01 AM
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    Weanling
    Horse flies

    This may sound kind of weird, but it's been bothering me so I'm going to ask. So you know how most horses flip out if they have a horse fly on them. Well I have a gelding that will swat and fling his head at horse flies except on his back legs. It's really weird. If one lands anywhere else he goes for them but if it's on his back legs it's like he doesn't even feel them. I come out sometimes and he'll have 6 or 7 on one leg, and there is a bunch of dry blood on them. I'm not asking what I should do about it because when I see that he's getting bit up I have fly boots for him. I just wanted to know if that sounds like anything to you all.
         
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        08-10-2013, 10:13 AM
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    Green Broke
    That's really weird. I have no idea.
         
        08-10-2013, 10:20 AM
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    Green Broke
    My first thought when reading through your post was that he must have damaged some nerves for that area, at some point, so he has no ability for feeling the fly 'touch downs'. Perhaps you could try a little experiment by applying varying degrees of pressure to those areas to see if that is indeed the case.
         
        08-10-2013, 10:05 PM
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    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Chevaux    
    My first thought when reading through your post was that he must have damaged some nerves for that area, at some point, so he has no ability for feeling the fly 'touch downs'. Perhaps you could try a little experiment by applying varying degrees of pressure to those areas to see if that is indeed the case.
    You and I are on the same page. While I was reading OP, my first thought was, is the horse feeling the flies? Has he lost feeling in that area for some reason? I would find it odd that my horse removed flies from his body except one extremity, I would be checking that extremity.
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        08-11-2013, 10:42 AM
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    Weanling
    Thanks guys, I just wanted to know if anyone knew anything about this.
         

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