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post #1 of 4 Old 08-02-2011, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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treating fly bites/bumps

Horse has several bumps on his back that I assume are fly bites. Hard nodules, hair is not falling out.
a few of these bumps are a little tender.
Any treatments?
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-02-2011, 12:19 PM
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-02-2011, 02:42 PM
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Horse has several bumps on his back that I assume are fly bites. Hard nodules, hair is not falling out.
a few of these bumps are a little tender.
Any treatments?
I use a medicated utter balm (like for cows). I got it at my local Farm and Barn store. Very inexpensive. Its a lot like vaseline. It protects the bite and really helps with swelling. Plus then more nasty flies can't get into the bite and produce more bites. I use it on my horses belly button, since those stupid gnat/mosquito blood sucker things get in and literally make him bleed.

I have used it on regular fly bites, cuts, scrapes, tick wounds, and more, all over the horse's body. It protects and allows the bites to heal without costing a whole lot.

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-02-2011, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Went to the tack store today. Guys there said they use an iodine shampoo a few times a week and it clears up pretty well. Also got new fly sheets.
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