Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to move her into the cow barn over at the farm, where she shouldn't encounter as many ticks and I can keep a closer eye on her.
Now for the questions:
- Does anyone know of any particular brand of spray that wourks really well for deterring ticks? I'm using VIP and Bronco (both of which say they deter ticks), which I've had success with for flies, but even while using those, I'm still picking four or five ticks off her daily!
- What are the signs of lyme disease? My vet mentioned that I should keep an eye out for her to go off her feed/water (part of the reason I'm moving her to the cow barn -- I can't really monitor that when she's sharing with five other horses!) or just act "strange", but didn't go into any specifics, and I forgot to ask.
- Is there a particular treatment that can be done for abscesses? None of them are really in a location that I can keep them bandaged (mostly on her neck and right where her legs meet her body), but I've been putting Schriener's on them. I keep cleaning up the ones that break open, too, and watch them to see if they start looking infected.