Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
1. A lot of people like Equi Spot or Freedom, if you haven't tried those.
2. Do a patch test first but the one good use I have found for MTG is to soak the bottoms of the horses tails with it and to rub the ankles really good with it, to keep ticks off. Ticks seem to have an aversion to sulfa which is the main ingredient of MTG.
3. As soon as you see your horse having a reaction to a tick bite (generally that happens in their nether areas), clean the area and apply alMatt's brNd of hemorrhoid ointment. I use Vetericyn to clean the bite area first.
3.1. If the tick happens to be in an area where you can't pull it straight out with your fingernails, smother it in any sort of ointment. It will be easy to remove in a few hours.
4. If your horse is on pasture that hasn't been kept cut, that's a bit part of of the problem -- hopefully that could be rectified:)
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.