04-04-2012, 01:14 AM
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Add garlic to grain (powder or chopped - many wont eat the powder) and rub vinegar to areas you want. Don't add if your horse has sensitive skin or open sores! It sounds weird, but seriously, vinegar is much less harsh and wayyy less expensive than repel x, bronco, or whatever insect repellent you use. This stuff is next to nothing, works, and you can use the extra vinegar on your weeds :) Trust me ticks don't like to lite on things that smell of garlic or vinegar. When they eat garlic every day, their sweat starts to smell like garlic (not to you or I).
But, if you are willing to pay the price to make the issue stop, CV80 is the way to go. The key word here is LIVESTOCK because stuff that works for cows, WORKS. It has to. But it means it is NOT friendly on your skin. They also make a powder for any insect you can think of, I have some in the shed but can't remember the name. Try CV80 first (country vet 80) they also have a stall spray that sounds stupid but WORKS. Again, for a price.......