My poor horses haven't been getting much attention the last few weeks;I've been struggling with health issues,and then our lambing season has been going full force so I've been very busy with that. Except for the occasional grooming,which always results in enough shed hair to stuff several pillows,lol,they've been enjoying just being horses and some time off. :) But something I'm not too pleased about,Lena and Missy have lice! :( It appears to have come from the ranch that Missy and Carmella came from,as they're having an outbreak of lice there.I've been treating them with a lice powder and will deworm with Ivermectin their next deworming,which is due soon.Any thing else I should be doing/treating with? Missy had rubbed off a huge amount of hair on her neck very suddenly,which clued me into the fact that something was up. I've never had to deal with lice before;I've heard that they can be hard to get rid of,so hopefully that's not the case here..
And SPRING has actually shown up for a few days,it's been wonderful!Sunshine and above 0C,lots of snow has melted,although there's lots to go.There's not as much standing water as everyone expected there to be,so I imagine the ground must be very dry and thirsty;we did have a very dry fall..