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        08-11-2012, 06:15 PM
      #4901
    Yearling
    Hi All!

    Susan - you and Sophie look gorgeous in the photos! So excited for you that she did well!

    Stan - I have all sorts of great ideas, and will give them away freely, so please don't feel like you are ever stealing them. I think she who must be would love a Simco like Susan's...when hubby bought me my new show saddle I'm pretty sure he knew the amount of brownie points he was banking...happy wife happy life and all that.
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        08-11-2012, 10:19 PM
      #4902
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    We are STILL doing fence work after that Derecho we had last month. Can you beleieve it? Well... husband had gone away for nearly a month (work) and then his parents came for a visit so we've really only spent so much time on it... hoping to have it done by tomorrow...

    We had to make a quick trip to Home Depot for more supplies and then a quick stop at WaWa for sandwiches... When I saw these pix I had to make a mad dash to the bathroom to wash that gray out of my hair!!!!
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        08-12-2012, 12:24 AM
      #4903
    Started
    I went to check the horses this morning, we put them on a friends place on Monday to conserve our grass and give it a week or two to spring back.

    Went to give Stella and kate some hay and noticed Stella's cheek was very blotchy with hair missing. On a closer inspection the back of her ears, and parts of her neck and face had also lost hair, looks like a mange of some discription. A repeat of last year. As I have mentioned before due to Stella developing a bald spot between her front legs I had a biopsy done and the results were an allergic reaction but to what I did not know.

    This morning the answer may have come to me. It is the beginning of tic season and Stella is returning to the same area as last years tic infestation, so I put a tick collar on her (natural product). The same brand I have used for the past two years. ?

    On Monday she was fine, 7 days later her skin is the same as last year looks a mess. The common denominator is the tick collar. Used extensivly last year and taken off for the winter, and I had all of that issue with her skin.

    I had thought, because she had skin issues all over but mainly in the head area it had to be something she was eating or laying on, it still maybe, but I now have my doubts.

    This product has as an active ingredent an oil called (Geraniol) which is known to cause allergic reactions in some individuals. The collar works by imprednating the skin and thus spreading all over the body but from one starting point. That could explain why Stella has different areas of irritation but focused mainly on her head because that was the area of the most contact. (collar).

    Considering we are going into year two and the same symptoms have appeared and the common factor is the tic collar. I'm betting on it being the primary cause of her skin problems. Now to fix the damage, as dermatitis is the result in humans I now have to treat her for a simmilar complaint.

    The product is called Equi'7 and guess what I found in the small print on the packaging.

    (May produce an allergic reaction)

    It makes me feel bad knowing that the good intentions towards my horse may have been the reason for her suffering. I should have read the fine print better.

    And in parting for the evening. This product may be great, but a spot test should be done in advance to see if the horse reacts to it.

    Tomorrow I bring her home. Buy her a new cover as it will have impregnated that, start daily warm showers, (its winter, how would you like to stand there in your birtday suit in the cold wind, while the cause of your irritation, washes you down with cold water, pay back could hurt)

    Now Ill go and check out the Simco saddles, not that I am weakening, but it may be the only whay I'm going to get my Tucker saddle back

    Cheers all
    Stan aka Token
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        08-12-2012, 12:54 AM
      #4904
    Super Moderator
    STAN Try washing her in Neem to keep the ticks away.

    I bath the horses a lot in the winter because they get so filthy with the mud and always use hot water. Reason for this is that if you are bathing a horse to get it clean cold water does not remove grease very well, they do not like cold baths and nor do I!
    When the horses come back from a days hunting they get bathed from tip to toe, scraped off and then rugged up. They are dry within about 30 minutes. Trying to get mud and sweat off a horse after a day following hounds makes them miserable. They are tired, want to eat and hate being fiddled with.

    A handy hint for removing mud and it works better than the grooming blocks is the stainless steel pot scourers. Get three of the little round ones, undo them and then plait them together to make a grooming pad. They last for years and the horses do not mind them at all, even on their bellies and faces.
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        08-12-2012, 01:04 AM
      #4905
    Trained
    Good evening everyone hoping to go for another lesson next week
         
        08-12-2012, 01:37 AM
      #4906
    Started
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    Originally Posted by Country Woman    
    good evening everyone hoping to go for another lesson next week
    Any idea which day. Its good to get at least one ride a week in. I find it keeps every one on their toes and that includes the horse.
         
        08-12-2012, 01:44 AM
      #4907
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    Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
    STAN Try washing her in Neem to keep the ticks away.

    I bath the horses a lot in the winter because they get so filthy with the mud and always use hot water. Reason for this is that if you are bathing a horse to get it clean cold water does not remove grease very well, they do not like cold baths and nor do I!
    When the horses come back from a days hunting they get bathed from tip to toe, scraped off and then rugged up. They are dry within about 30 minutes. Trying to get mud and sweat off a horse after a day following hounds makes them miserable. They are tired, want to eat and hate being fiddled with.

    A handy hint for removing mud and it works better than the grooming blocks is the stainless steel pot scourers. Get three of the little round ones, undo them and then plait them together to make a grooming pad. They last for years and the horses do not mind them at all, even on their bellies and faces.
    I will check it out I'm a little cautious at present and need to do test spots. My girl has sensitive skin.
         
        08-12-2012, 12:00 PM
      #4908
    Trained
    We have to call on Monday
         
        08-12-2012, 02:34 PM
      #4909
    Yearling
    Stan, I was going to recommend the Neem oil as well. Foxhunter has made me a believer as I've tried it this year. I would also suggest (if you don't already do this) supplementing with something with Omega 3's - this reduces inflammation which is definitely present if there is skin irritation. Also could use something for coat / hoof health, as this will help her body and immune system heal from within. I have 2 mares with very, very sensitive skin as well, and can tell a big difference when they're getting vitamin/mineral supplements with A and E and omega 3, especially.

    The Vetericyn is also something that promotes healing from the outside. It works like a charm for me. My mare recently got into something - I'm wondering if it was overspray from detangler and had dermatitis on her white rump (she's a paint). Vetericyn soothed the bumps and helped the skin heal where she was losing hair.
         
        08-12-2012, 02:40 PM
      #4910
    Super Moderator
    Ticks & allergies

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Stan    
    Any idea which day. Its good to get at least one ride a week in. I find it keeps every one on their toes and that includes the horse.
    The US east coast is like tick central and CT is awful for them, I've had high Lymes counts with all of mine over the past 5 years and antibiotic courses plus 2 cases of ehrlichiosis - that really knocks them back
    I've tried everything on them - trouble is the worst offending deer ticks are so small you miss them so easily - nothing seems to actually deter the things but at least the sprays that contain pyrethroids kill them
    Our vet suggested we use Frontline as he'd used it with success himself - I put a small spot on the heels and one on the chin - doesn't deter the ticks but it does kill them before they have chance to infect
    I think with anything you have to test a small area first
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