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post #1 of 5 Old 11-21-2009, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Fly bites all over her poor little face

I'm grooming a horse who is allergic to fly bites! The poor girl has tiny bald spots over her entire face. What can we do to help her? We just have regular flies here, not big horse flies or anything. I've read of MTG for regrowing hair. It's getting chilly out, but she is in the sun all day long which I gather can be problematic with MTG use. What are my options for her?


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post #2 of 5 Old 11-21-2009, 10:29 PM
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Get her a fly mask, one with a nose and ears. Or, I guess, have the owners get her a fly mask like that. You can forever put MTG on her face, or you can do everything you can to keep the flies off her face in the first place.

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post #3 of 5 Old 11-21-2009, 10:40 PM
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A full face fly mask would be a must for a horse like that, and then during the summer maybe have her owners (or yourself) use the rollon fly stuff on her face. If you do use MTG make sure you only do a small spot at first, just to be safe to make sure she isn't allergic to it.. I have known many horses that have been.

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post #4 of 5 Old 11-21-2009, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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That sounds good. I'll suggest it to the owner. It sounds like a perfect solution and so easy for them to do. I think I might buy some MTG and test a spot on her and maybe we can get her coat to grow back over the coming months. I feel so bad for her!

Thanks SO much!

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post #5 of 5 Old 11-26-2009, 12:16 PM
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To prevent fly bites you can use a fly mask and roll on fly spray. It works great with my horses!

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