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    04-26-2009, 05:44 PM
Scabs on sheath, ticks or mites?

I rinsed Sam down today and also did a tick check. When I checked his 'private regions' I noticed he had quite alot of black stuff on the outsides. Figuring it was dirt, I took the hose to it, only to find out it was dried, scabby blood.

I also noticed an abundence of little, round, bug-things. Baby ticks? Mites? I rinsed it well. I also noticed these around a large tick on his face.

Any tick prevention suggestions? Should I put a Vasaline or similar jelly on tick happy regions, such as the folds under the front legs, sheath area, between the back legs?
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    04-26-2009, 05:48 PM
I've seen that before due to something called "buffalo gnats." I would wash it with betadine and then smear it with Swat (vaseline like fly stuff) liberally.

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