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post #11 of 29 Old 12-27-2013, 06:42 PM
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Deworm your horse with an Ivermectin product. It will kill all blood sucking ticks as well as get the Bots that should be migrating by now.

Then, follow up with 5% Sevin Dust when you start to see any more of them. Put the Sevin Dust in an old sock, tie it shut and pat the horse with it anywhere you see them. Be sure to get the base of the mane and the dock of the tail really good.

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post #12 of 29 Old 12-28-2013, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Too bad I just wormed everyone with safe guard. My dun colt has blood worms so I had to worm everyone else just in case. Normally I do ivermectin this time of year. The colt with the blood worms was given a broad spectrum wormer by my vet. Saw bot worms when I check his stool yesterday. Thanks everyone for the great suggestions! I'm excited to try them!
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post #13 of 29 Old 12-28-2013, 11:57 AM
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I never had ticks on my horse, but several times I had to pull off 50+ ticks off of my female black Lab.

I personally would just use vaseline and not a match to remove the ticks.

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Yeah I wouldn't use a match I'd burn myself and the horse I'm sure lol
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post #15 of 29 Old 12-28-2013, 12:19 PM
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If you live in a more wooded area of Oklahoma they are going to be TERRIBLE. My colt was down in SE Oklahoma two years ago, the trainer had just moved there and he had no idea te ticks would be so bad. Poor little guy was covered in them, he had some kind of fly spray that killed on contact but they didn't fall off. I don't have a lot of trees or tall grass on my property and I've never had an issue other than occasional ones picked up on trail rides or just randomly appearing. I was in Mangum once and I could just watch hordes of them crawl up onto my horse, it was terrible!! Horses legs were kept soaked in flyspray hahah
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If you live in a more wooded area of Oklahoma they are going to be TERRIBLE. My colt was down in SE Oklahoma two years ago, the trainer had just moved there and he had no idea te ticks would be so bad. Poor little guy was covered in them, he had some kind of fly spray that killed on contact but they didn't fall off. I don't have a lot of trees or tall grass on my property and I've never had an issue other than occasional ones picked up on trail rides or just randomly appearing. I was in Mangum once and I could just watch hordes of them crawl up onto my horse, it was terrible!! Horses legs were kept soaked in flyspray hahah
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See that's my problem I'm in wooded eastern Oklahoma. The parasites have been terrible here. I haven't seen blood worms in over 10 years and poor lil jackpot has them. And a friend of mines horse has them too. I've sprayed them down in permethrin it has helped with getting rid of some of the ticks so there's a start.
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A drop of pure lemon oil on the tick makes it let go in a hurry! I just tried it one day because that's what we use as a flea repellent on our dogs(ones allergic to all the real flea meds) and so far I've only ran across one tick it didn't work on
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I've found that a twist and pull normally gets the whole thing out, you just have to be quick, so they don't grip on We had one horse at work who must have been extra tasty, seeing as most of them would come in with one or two on them, and he would come in with about 5 or 6 on his muzzle alone
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This was the first year I have had problems withe the big grey ticks, Yuck!!
And they were in places that ticks are not normally, like in the middle of his barrel, or on his flank.
I just pull, them off.

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pulling them off could leave their head in and there would be risk of infection. Plus that would be painful. I second the vaseline smearing , they slide right off.

I've been pulling ticks off since I was old enough to walk..if you wanna go the long way around the barn then knock yourself out...it makes for a sad day when I run into someone that doesnt know how to pull a tick...and painful to? Lol
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