Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
I went through this w my mare. She did, in fact, when I first got her have pin worms - and you can't worm every 3 days which is about what you would have to do to for those horrid things. Cut neem oil is really good for this (apply all around the bum daily between wormings). We finally got that taken care of..that was that.
Her privates are cleaned regularly, pin worms were gone...but come spring, "gone again" tail. Soooo upsetting as she hasn't much of a tail to begin with. The top would grow out in the winter and I would get all excited, and then - "poof" gone in the spring.
Alas, it was what saddlebag said...sweet itch and no see ums. We don't have mosquitoes. I use castor oil mixed w coconut oil (the kind that is solid at room temp). But, any thick oil will do...vaseline is a bit thick for my liking - but whatever works!
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.