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post #311 of 969 Old 04-10-2013, 06:58 PM
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Anybody know about that liquid bandaid stuff? Seems like this would be a perfect situation for that.
I've tried it for people and it 1. Stings and 2. Doesn't seem to work anyway. As soon as you get wet and dirty or rub against it, it's gone anyway.
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post #312 of 969 Old 04-11-2013, 02:28 AM
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@ Liquid Bandage - Stings is an understatement!! OMG - it feels like it's on FIRE, so probably not a good idea!

Also, be careful using the jewelry wire, 2 of my horses rub up against stuff all the time trying to get their fly masks off...the wire might end up poking or cutting her, not worth the risk IMO? Maybe binding instead? I think I've seen it at Hobby Lobby in the sewing section too - you could explain that you need an edging/binding stiff enough to hold it's shape but still flexible enough that it wouldn't break or seperate from the mesh? As for the mesh itself, I'd just cut up & use and old flymask that's ready for retirement anyway. Hope this helps!

Kudos to you for your very creative designs! There is NO DOUBT how much you care for this filly! ((hugs))
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post #313 of 969 Old 04-11-2013, 09:32 AM
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I was thinking she could do something like this,

Mesh Horse Fly Mask - Buy Mesh Horse Fly Mask,Metal Mesh Mask,Horse Mask Product on Alibaba.com

Except put some sort of Velcro on or band with Velcro to keep it from sliding off. Maybe a design of band like a fork on either side and the opening under the chin??

Otherwise something like this could work, and I bet you could make it yourself with a little dinking around with making the pattern;

Fly Mask Pattern

Just a thought, keep up the good work!

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post #314 of 969 Old 04-11-2013, 12:04 PM
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I am trying to pick my jaw up off my lap now - I am in shock!
"I would kick me some A$$ and definitely sit out there watching trying to catch whoever did this to your horse!" Do you have any hunches as to who???
Man man man this angers me to no end~
For your horse sry to hear the vets are not even trying to help with the situation..That appalls me too! They should show some heart for what they do for a living!!!
Your horses ear may be gone or is dieing, I havent read the further post's all the way through yet...I just wanted to suggest (Super Glue) I did this to my dogs ear that got split on bob-wire.. Gran it your horses ear it deep and lots of torn tissue, he prob wont stand still...I would have a vet come out and sedate him a bit so I could patch it up best I can and at least get the inside cleaned out from all the drainage.
I sympathize with you sitting here looking at those photo's..Whoever did this you may have a huntch..Keep your eyes out!! I hope they get caught!!!!

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post #315 of 969 Old 04-11-2013, 12:07 PM
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Real quick..When I suggested super glue don't use gobs and gobs...It only takes a drop btw..

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post #316 of 969 Old 04-11-2013, 12:10 PM
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I have an extra cob size flymask with mesh ears if you need one- happy to send it to you and you can cut/change it however you want.
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Cinner- that's true. I had the idea that I'd be able to wrap the metal and put a stopper on the ends so that it can't come off, but I'm not sure that's safe enough. The last thing she needs is a gouged out eye >.> I'm going to redo my design, for sure xD

EmilyJoy, thanks for the links. I actually have one of those ear fly maks type things that would fit her, but my issue is that I really think that if the mesh/cloth isn't being held away from the ear by something (such as wire or something similar) it is going to stick to the wound and potentially tear it or at very least, irritate it and hurt.

Charley- if you continue reading you'll see that we did finally get her normal vet (who was unavailable at the time) out and he sedated her to clean the ear out. Its too late to try and close it up manually, though, so the best we can do is keep it clean, apply medication to keep infection out, and get those blasted flies to leave it alone! I REALLY wish TSC or steinhausers had SWAT >.>

Egrogan- aw, thanks for the offer! I'm going to sort through an old box of fly masks and blankets that I pulled out of storage today or tomorrow to see if we have one that will fit her, but if not I might take you up on that!


I might just try making my own fly mask out of that pattern though, with the mesh if I can figure out how to keep the ear material off of the cut itself somehow...

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post #318 of 969 Old 04-11-2013, 04:50 PM
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Endiku- My tack shop is having a spring sale, and they have Swat. I'm buying a tub and sending to you at the farm address- I was never able to get paypal to work for me to send a donation to Fayde, so consider this my contribution.

I don't know what I'd do without Swat during the summer, so I am happy to contribute something that I know works!
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You are amazing Egrogan! Do you have our farm address, or do you need one? It might be better to send it to my or my BO's address because the farm has a P.O box address for mail and it might sit there for a few days. That is, if they even deliver packages to PO boxes.

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post #320 of 969 Old 04-11-2013, 05:20 PM
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To keep the fly mask from sticking to the ear, you could try coating the inside of the ear part with neosporin.
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