Originally Posted by clavoie
I had 100 on each of my horses a few weeks ago, and they caused these HORRIBLE pus filled sores all over him.
Worming with ivermec will kill all ticks CURRENTLY sucking blood on them...they fall off in a day or two.
I also purchased Freedom for horses which comes in little tubes like frontline for dogs...you apply the liquid on the horse and it repels ticks and flys...each tube lasts for 2 weeks and you get 6 tubes for about $23.
After I did those two things I have just kept up on fly spary and have only seen a few more ticks. I have only applied the Freedom that first time too.
My farrier says he justs puts seven dust in a sock and pats down the horses with that and it seems to work...this is a much cheaper option.
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100 ticks off horses ey ey ey that's a lot of ticks! Freedom sounds like something to try. How do you get it? From the vet? And hehe I drench my horses in fly spray whenever I can! I didn't know it was safe to use seven dust on horses? I thought it was bad for them and humans? Not sure tho lol