I wondering about different treatments for ticks, mainly preventing them. I went out yesterday and pulled about 20 off one of my horses, all right under his face. I heard this year is going to be really bad and this is just the start of it. They are out on 160 acres lots of it being bush and tall grass so lots of those suckers out there.
I've seen spot on type treatments but havent heard of anyone around here being able to get it or using it (were in Canada)
What do you guys do to prevent ticks?
Also I noticed he had some areas where it was like crusty yellow puss, very small though. Pointed it out to the BO and she said its most likely from the tick bites. Where I found all the ticks biting there was crusty yellow too. My other gelding never had this and this is the first year with this horse. Is it just his body's way of trying to get rid of them and not let him bite on long enough or should I be worried?? Its nothing big or oozing, just the small area around where the tick actually latched on.