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post #1 of 13 Old 05-26-2012, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Help TICKS........

My horse is having a terrible issue with ticks deer ticks. The bite gets a big ***** knot. Taking them off properly, not a as much natural preventative though. All information welcome. The stalls have fly sprayers that come on regularly so I am afraid of too many chemicals. Thanks
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-26-2012, 10:04 AM
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Unlike dogs, I don't think they make a spot on treatment like Frontline for horses. You'll just have to continue to check your horse for ticks daily, like everyone else.

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post #3 of 13 Old 05-26-2012, 10:11 AM
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I have found Endure to be very effective in keeping ticks off the horses,
Check your spray it should say kills ticks.
speedracer when I used the tubes of repellant on my horses I never had ticks. You might want to check thse out. Shalom
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I use Equispot. It is, in fact, like Frontline for dogs! It's about $15 for 3 tubes. Put it on every 2 weeks. I cannot definitively say it works, but have yet to find a tick on my horse when I'm using it, and twice he's gotten Lyme disease when I wasn't using it.

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I use Equispot. It is, in fact, like Frontline for dogs! It's about $15 for 3 tubes. Put it on every 2 weeks. I cannot definitively say it works, but have yet to find a tick on my horse when I'm using it, and twice he's gotten Lyme disease when I wasn't using it.
I never knew you could get rid of Lyme disease! I just looked it up because of your post. Learn something new every day :)
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You can't get rid of Lyme disease, but keeping ticks off the horse in the first place is a logical starting point, which is what that stuff claims to do.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #7 of 13 Old 05-26-2012, 10:35 AM
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You can with the right antibiotics (sometimes) or so I read.
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And if you can't get rid of it, how do you get it twice?

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post #8 of 13 Old 05-26-2012, 10:39 AM
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I also use Equispot and I definitely see far less ticks on my horses than when I'm not using it. I still find a few, but considering how bad this tick season I know it's making a huge difference.
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Ktbalu, you are misreading my post. The two times my horse got Lyme, I was not using equispot. Ticks were free to climb on and bite my horse thereby infecting him. My wording was deductive reasoning for why I believe equispot to be effective.

Yes you can treat lyme with doxyclyine, but it's far better to prevent ticks from biting in the first place. It's a very expensive treatment, and the virus is very hard to completely kill. Once a horse has had it once, he is far more suspectible to recurrence.

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Ktbalu, you are misreading my post. The two times my horse got Lyme, I was not using equispot. Ticks were free to climb on and bite my horse thereby infecting him. My wording was deductive reasoning for why I believe equispot to be effective.

Yes you can treat lyme with doxyclyine, but it's far better to
prevent ticks from biting in the first place. It's a very expensive treatment, and the virus is very hard to completely kill. Once a horse has had it once, he is far more suspectible to recurrence.
Aha. Interesting. I wasn't trying to be an ass btw, I was really interested.
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