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    07-17-2012, 01:48 PM
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Showing
Ticks, nasty things.

So we've had an awful year with ticks. I've been finding them on the dogs consistently and here & there on the horses. Was giving Lacey a good grooming last night and found a lump in her crest. I feel like the biggest jerk of an owner, somehow I missed one and she had one embedded. Clipped her and dug the nasty bugger out, scrubbed it out with chlorhexadine while I called my vet freaking about lyme disease. She had me put ichthamol on it once it was pretty well debrided to draw all of the yuk out and since it was a deer tick I will be watching her closely. It was toward the front of her mane so at least I didn't have to hog the whole thing, she just has a little longer bridle path.

Anyone used one of the spot treatments or any other stuff to keep the darn things away? We've never had a problem with them like this year, I'm game to try anything that will keep them off my critters.
     
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    07-17-2012, 02:20 PM
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Green Broke
They have been bad here 2. My dogs are medicated, and they are still trying to crawl all over! I just bought some stuff from the vet, that is doggy bug spray, it's all natural. I'm the first buyer, they haddent even put it out yet, and was not even in the computer! So far it's working agains the mutant moscitos, but I haven't taken them to the woods yet, so I don't know if it will repel ticks.

Have you tried the skin so soft, I know there is some kind of mixture hor bug spray using that?
     
    07-17-2012, 02:37 PM
  #3
Showing
The dogs get Advantix but I'm still finding them. Have you tried the equispot or any of them for the horses?
     
    07-17-2012, 02:39 PM
  #4
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    
The dogs get Advantix but I'm still finding them. Have you tried the equispot or any of them for the horses?
They used the spot stuff on sona's dad, and they swore it worked, but they were using it for flys
     
    07-17-2012, 02:49 PM
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You could always try the powder and put it on your horse's legs. I'm not aware of any products specifically for horses, and it can get pricey using dog products.

Of all the cases I've seen Lymes in horses (I live in an area where more animals have Lymes then don't), I've only seen one severe case. The horse was older and needed to be treated about twice a year with Doxy.
     
    07-17-2012, 02:50 PM
  #6
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Sorry for the double post, but as a side note, the powder can be dangerous if inhaled, after all it is a chemical
     
    07-17-2012, 03:03 PM
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dee
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Keep the ticks at your places, please. I found one tick on one of my dogs this year, and I haven't treated them with anything. Haven't found any on the horses, either, and the only "treatment" they are getting is a yellow (sulfur) salt block, which I intended to help with the horse flies (it works).

Before you go getting all excited, though, I'd almost rather have the ticks along with the rain, than have no ticks and no rain; which is exactly what is happening right now. Drought is starting up all over again...
     
    07-17-2012, 03:12 PM
  #8
Showing
I may just do the powder wetrain, they aren't going in the woods so they are picking them up from the grass (what little bit isn't dead anyway) not trees so that may be a good plan.

Ugh Dee, we are in a drought too and the ticks are crazy bad, doesn't make much sense to me.

A bit of a sidetrack but since it's my thread, this is what the cornfield down the road looks like, hope y'all don't like Orville Redenbacher popcorn
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    07-17-2012, 03:16 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Oh no that sucks about the corn!

As for ticks, we have only found 1 on our horses in 4 years. Until this year. I have found up to 6 on one horse ins a day! Its insane. Im not sure what helps get rid of them. But I sure would like to know stuff that helps gets rid of them.
     
    07-30-2012, 10:38 AM
  #10
Green Broke
I realize that it's been a few weeks since the last post on this thread but, I wanted to add that there is something you can use for the ticks.

My horses are extremely sensitive to tick bites (not to mention the major health issue and yak factor), and I've been feeding them garlic powder (Bug Off) and no ticks! I know the ticks are out there, husband picks a few up every time he works in the back field, but none on the horses!

Talked with several other people in my state (different areas) and they are also feeding garlic powder (some using a different brand then me, still great results) and have experienced the same great results.
     

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