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        09-12-2013, 12:51 PM
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    The fumigating bombs only really work in a fairly airtight space so other than finding something safe to spray the bales with I don't know what to suggest - you'd probably have to ask some specialized companies about safety
    We have swallows too - they do a great job of eating other bugs so I tolerate them - and its such a delight to watch the young ones grow and eventually learn to fly but once they've gone I spray all around the nesting site and remove the nests - wearing gloves as they're usually crawling with mites
    I have automatic fly spray dispensers all around my barn - they might help in yours.
    I have fly sprayers in my 2 horses stalls. I am trying to get the owners to buy for all stalls but..... you know how that goes. I manage it they pay the bills.


    Celeste We are going to stop feeding that hay. Untill it freezes and the bugs will die. I have more hay in another barn I can use.
    The mites don't harm the horses none of them have bites or itchy at all.
    I won't be spraying the hay .
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        09-12-2013, 12:55 PM
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    Soaking or steaming would work really well - we're still using old hay from last year and its a bit dusty now so I stick it in a tub and soak it before I feed, they seem to prefer it that way too
    Buy some of those really long rubber gloves to protect your arms from the beasties
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        09-12-2013, 01:35 PM
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    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    The fumigating bombs only really work in a fairly airtight space so other than finding something safe to spray the bales with I don't know what to suggest - you'd probably have to ask some specialized companies about safety
    We have swallows too - they do a great job of eating other bugs so I tolerate them - and its such a delight to watch the young ones grow and eventually learn to fly but once they've gone I spray all around the nesting site and remove the nests - wearing gloves as they're usually crawling with mites
    I have automatic fly spray dispensers all around my barn - they might help in yours.

    We have another barn with Hay in it so I can just stop feeding hay until we get a good frost.
    I have Fly sprayers in my horses stalls. I have been trying to get the owners to put in a spraying system but we'll see when that happens.


    Hopefully these bites go away on me soon cause they itch really bad!
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        09-12-2013, 02:07 PM
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    Arms are not to bad but the mid section is raw right now.

    I guess the hay going down my shirt? Or something. And the heat there...
    I am spraying a deet bug spray on me now to keep them off.


    here is 2 of many bites.
         
        09-12-2013, 02:56 PM
      #13185
    Green Broke
    Put clear nail polish on them and it will clear up in a day or so.
         
        09-12-2013, 08:58 PM
      #13186
    Yearling
    Good news everyone!!!

    Jay's X-rays are complete and DO NOT show navicular disease. She said there is a teeny tiny, like on a scale of 0-100, a 7, change in the navicular bone. So I needn't worry at this point.. There is a bit of scar tissue near his coffin bone, but again, she told me not to worry. I am continue what I am doing, shorten his toes a bit more and add height to his heels.....but all looked positive!!!!

    Phew! Now I have peace of mind!

    He ended up not needing his teeth done like I thought, so that saved me $100!!

    I'm all,packed for the weekend. It's a girls weekend at camp, and we are ATVing. Mom and I leave after work tomorrow. Weather is to be clear, but cool...60s. Looking forward to getting out.. And hanging with good friends.

    Oh, and Jay stood like a statue. The vet and her assistant were really impressed! . I took a quick snap shot.
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        09-12-2013, 09:08 PM
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    Yearling
    OUCH Critter!

    Loved the 'lil donkey pics...thanks Rick.....you gettin' your mojo back?

    Nicker! Happy for Jay! Oh, have a wonderful weekend! I got your msg w/your email. I will send a msg there. I have FB, of course, but haven't been there in eons ('tho my sis & work friends are on it...just haven't gone..we'll see 'bout that..)

    Much rain here, got inundated w/wetness on myself & back-to-back calls: 98% seemed to think that one little officer &/or the maintenance & grounds crews could stop the deluge. Ya know, like,rain happens...what a day...have finally dried out a bit...(dang, that horse poo is going to be heavy on Monday...lol!)
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        09-13-2013, 06:49 AM
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    Green Broke
    Nicker. It is great news to hear that Jay is free of navicular disease. I know you feel a ton lighter after hearing it.I never expected to hear anything other than him sandign there like a trooper so the doc could do what needed done. He is a great horse. I can't wait to see the pics from your trip with mum this weekend if there are any. Are you tenting it or more sturdy accommodations?




    Terry, sorry you had a less than stellar day at work and hope the weekend proves a much better scenario leading into Monday for your date with the manual backhoe.

    I don't think I'll be getting my really good mojo back for awhile. I admit me and my wife are starting marriage counseling with our pastor.(Brain stuck on horses, I actually spelled that pasture and had to correct it after finally realizing why it didn't look right)

    I think those issues have bled over into my reactions on here and that wasn't fair to this site and my friends. I'll continue to stop in and visit, but keep it low key until I can make improvements here.
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        09-13-2013, 10:21 AM
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    Put clear nail polish on them and it will clear up in a day or so.
    Tired that and Hydro cortizone cream Chigger rid Itch-X only thing that seems to be working now is the Kenalog cream from the Dr.
    They are starting to go down.
         
        09-13-2013, 10:25 AM
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    Awesome news nicker!! Have fun.
         

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