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post #11 of 13 Old 05-26-2012, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Interesting about getting rid of lymes disease. Can you get rid of it? Or just treat, and still have possibility of it always returning. Has any one recognized symptons? With a human it's the bulls eye around the bite, but what about symptons for a horse. Do others have a big knot form pus and inflamed?or how does it look on your horses? Thanks for tick info,will try some.
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post #12 of 13 Old 05-26-2012, 11:49 AM
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Interesting about getting rid of lymes disease. Can you get rid of it? Or just treat, and still have possibility of it always returning. Has any one recognized symptons? With a human it's the bulls eye around the bite, but what about symptons for a horse. Do others have a big knot form pus and inflamed?or how does it look on your horses? Thanks for tick info,will try some.

Can't get rid of Lyme without doxycline. Only prevent it by not allowing ticks on your horse in the first place. A tick can be on board 36 hours before infecting your horse, so daily grooming is the best defense. Sprays and this equispot stuff are a second line of defense.

I've never heard of a ***** knot forming, but some horses are more sensitve than others. Symptoms are a suddenly grumpy horse, doesn't like to be touched or groomed, lameness that doesn't stay in one place. Front leg one day, hind the next. Lyme disease's cousin Erlichiosis, comes with a nice 105 degree fever too.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #13 of 13 Old 05-26-2012, 03:02 PM
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i tried the spot stuff, didnt seem to work. I keep 20 free range chickens, they do a number on ticks as I rarely get them at my house. Horses used to get covered with them prior to the chickens. Guinea fowl are reportedly even better for tick control. Out and about
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