Went out to do some work in the barn this morning and saw some welts on my mare Mandy. Started checking and she had like 40 tiny ticks all over her. Got them off, one by one, (trying not to gag!
) then checked her belly and up between her back legs. OMG! There were like a hundred there! I'm not kidding. I'm going to have nightmares about this!! UCH! They were NOT there a couple of days ago!!
Ran back to the house and called the vet. He said to go get "dip" like you'd use for dogs. Drove 20 minutes to the town near me, loaded up on dog dip, Equispot, and fly spray.
So now Mandy smells like a bug candle and her underside is drip-drying.
The vet said to wait and let the "dip" work, and then pick off the dead ticks. Oh, I can hardly wait!
My poor baby girl!