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Poooooor Sonnny....how would I treat this?

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    06-05-2008, 05:41 PM
Yeah I know, but wasn't sure how far it would go? Due to if it did reach...it would give added protection

Also how would the collars and leg ones be for a horse that hates fly masks and rubs them off? How easy are they to rub off? Are they iritating to horses at times? My main concern is I don't want Sonny to rub it off and then have him rip back a piece of his skin again
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    06-05-2008, 08:37 PM
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I went home and checked out my guys doo-dads and he definitely looks like his is ouchie... I don't know.... Keep an eye on it, what about a syringe w/ epson salt and water solution? Wonder if that would sting?
    06-05-2008, 08:44 PM
It doesn't seem to be sore...not does there appear to be any open wounds on it...but I'm kinda worried...if it is an infection like the vet said, why would she just tell us to give him bute?!
    06-06-2008, 11:43 PM
Well I got a fly sheet that has a belly band...so hopefully that will work...I'm going to put SWAT all up in that area and down the middle of his stomach and hopefully that will work.
Next time I get money out I'll buy some good fly repellant...but I'll just use my fly lotion on the legs and face until I do...or I'll see if the BO has any other type of fly spray besides the Bronco.

Well let's hope the fly sheet works!!!
    06-07-2008, 12:32 AM
Keep us posted on how that goes!
    06-07-2008, 10:29 AM
I definitely will. I'll be going up tomorrow for riding lessons and will put it on him then.

Is Pine Tar Soap alright for horses? It's supposed to keep bugs off and it seems to work great when I use it...so wasn't sure if it would be alright for horses.

How well does the shampoo bug repellents work compared to regular bug spray? Will it last till a next bath (I don't bath him that frequently...I plan on only bathinig him maybe once a month to every other month).

Will keep you all updated and I'll get pictures of him in his new fly sheet (that's his birthday present hehe)
    06-08-2008, 08:01 PM
This probably don't apply to the problem at hand but from my experience.....fly sprays, bug killers and/or insect repellents need to be put on with a sponge and then brushed-in real good. And even then, it still needs to be done daily during "fly-season" because it don't stay on very long.
Mine either sweat it off, or rub it off while they are rolling in their favorite dirt-waller. Simply "misting" with a spray bottle never seemed to help mine much at all. But that might be all you can do to the problem area that your's has.

As far as the swelling goes..... if it's not gone in the next day or two, I'd be getting a Vet out.

Hope this helps.
    06-09-2008, 11:16 AM
The swelling is almost gone...it looks about back to normal...maybe a tiny little bit of swelling still there but not as bad as it was on Thursday, definitely. It still seemed to be bitten up a bit so I washed it off and applied SWAT (in the lovely shade of pink hehehe). My mom got some fly spray for Sonny...it was Absorbine brand...can't remember the exact name of it. It seemed to do the trick
Also the fly sheet seems to be helping also...he'd kept it on and it's still white (believe it or not hehe).
Usually when I put him out to his pasture the first thing he does is swat at flies and you can just watch him eat while swatting away the nasty critters....well I put him out.......annnnd....NO swatting hehe
And I went to just check on him today and again, no swatting. I reapplied some of the bug spray to his legs arena and underneath him, but both the fly spray and the fly sheet seem to do the trick..

But I felt sooo bad for him also....somehow a fly (a deer fly I believe...one of the nasty blood sucking ones) got underneath his fly sheet....he wasn't acting as if it was bothering him so maybe it wasn't bothering him, but I got it out and gave Sonny a carrot and an apple..

So I'm really pleased with the results of the fly sheet...it has a belly band AND neck thing so it protects his neck also (and possibly stopping him from rubbing his mane off? That we shall have to wait and see hehe

Here are some pictures of it:

    06-09-2008, 12:04 PM
LOL... That paint horse in the background is looking at Sonny like....Heyy.... I want a nifty fly sheet and a stack of hay too!
    06-09-2008, 12:49 PM
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That's the same one I got for Riley! Only his green... Nice huh?

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