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post #1 of 4 Old 09-05-2011, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Tick Prevention??

I am posting in question about whether anyone on here may know of a supply that I can get that is available in Australia for tick prevention on horses.
My horse, Orlando, is out on a large acreage property with a herd of other horses in semi-retirement. I can only get out to him once a week, sometimes two if I am lucky. Unfortunately he is a favourite target for ticks out there and I am unsure of what products are available to use for horses for tick prevention. So I am asking you all on here if any of you may know of any tick prevention supplies that would be available in Australia (preferably in QLD). It would also be preferred if itís something that can be applied at a minimum of weekly application, but am open to ideas. I had in mind maybe if there was stuff available like what farmers use for their cattle, which is just the spray, but I am clueless as to whether it is available for horses.

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-05-2011, 09:25 PM
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products sold as sweat proof fly spray have the same chemicals used to kill and repel ticks, Endure, repel X, I would buy the concentrates that you mix with water, then go spray him down once a week, it will cut down on em alot.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-06-2011, 05:36 AM
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Hi Ausie do you follow the rugby. Just one of those unrelated questions.
New Zealand here we have a tag designed for deer which I put on the horse.

Try your vet if they do supply them I put one on the mane and one on the tail

I to have posted in an attempt to find a product that repels insects. The flies cause havoc in the summer but i'm looking for something that can be given to the horse in its feed.

My blog foremyhorse.org you may enjoy the read. Its different.
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post #4 of 4 Old 09-06-2011, 06:07 AM
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Im not sure if you get it there - I use old school tick grease for between their legs. It's messy but works a charm. Here in South AFrica we get a product called Bayticol. It's a dip/spray used for cattle, poultry, dogs, horses etc. I have never known anything to work like it before.

Normally a product used in farms is the most powerful thing you will find. Im sure there is a similar related product in your country??
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