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.