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post #31 of 38 Old 08-11-2010, 11:04 PM
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I was going to say Queensland Itch!

Most people seem to have success with clipping, keeping rugged to the nines 24/7 with mesh rugs, and bathing with any of the solutions out there.

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post #32 of 38 Old 08-11-2010, 11:48 PM
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If you can get a fly sheet that will work with the neck cover, then I would definitely go with that. Just leave it on him 24/7. If he's hard on fly sheets, look for one that's labeled as "protective." They usually have more durable mesh.

If you have a Tractor Supply or other farm store nearby, I'd definitely get some of those ear tags though. Once you get your fly sheet, you can sewn or tie them on to the neck cover too .

Here are the ones that TSC carries:
Tractor Supply Company - Insecticide Ear Tags
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post #33 of 38 Old 08-12-2010, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Ok guys thanks!

I found the straps I need to replace and sow onto the fly sheet to attach the belly cover to.. the neck rug will kinda work on the fly sheet I have.. I just gotta work with it and move some clips around and ta-da! I will have a fly sheet and neck rug all ready to go! ... but if im afraid to leave the fly sheet on 24/7 because of him sweating...

And ill def get those tags!! =]

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post #34 of 38 Old 08-12-2010, 05:59 PM
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At least you have a solution! My only suggestion is try one thing at a time. Don't throw everything on him at once. I'd try rugging him for now. Lots of horses are blanketed year-round. If that's not working, try a product, then another product. But too much product is just asking for a reaction.

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post #35 of 38 Old 08-12-2010, 07:03 PM
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Fly sheets and cotton sheets generally keep them cooler in the sun, especially if they are a darker coloured horse.

I actually disagree with Ricci - Get a sheet on him AND get a treatment going. All a sheet will do is prevent more midges getting to him but won't adress the issue he already has.

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post #36 of 38 Old 08-12-2010, 09:33 PM
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^ I suppose that makes more sense, haha. I just meant, don't try several topical treatments at once. ::blush::

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post #37 of 38 Old 08-12-2010, 09:45 PM
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^ Yup, and that IS good advice - Don't feel bad - We get a TON of the Itch here (Hence it's name!) so I know a fair few people who ahve had to deal with it :]

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post #38 of 38 Old 08-13-2010, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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ok thanks guys! I found straps to fix this fly sheet and im ordering them today! So hopefully duke will have a fly sheet on in about a week! There isnt many feed/horse stores around here and the ones here do not sell what I need.. so at the moment im just putting corona on his whole mane and using endure on his whole body..

It is such a wave of relief to know what is wrong with my horse and to know that I can help him and not just be helpless..

Hopefully the fly spray and corona will work *prays*

=]

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