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post #11 of 19 Old 03-19-2009, 12:47 AM
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I always thought that lice for horses were different, and you cant spread between horses and humans.

Treat all your grooming supplies as well, and any rugs, even if you dont share rugs between horses, If you treat the horse but not his rug then he will pck them up again.
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post #12 of 19 Old 03-19-2009, 01:21 AM
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You're correct Katie, animal lice and human lice are different. You won't catch lice from your horse, promise :]

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post #13 of 19 Old 03-19-2009, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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thanks I did give him a body clipping today and treatd him.i also sanitized all of his brushes and belongings.
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post #14 of 19 Old 03-19-2009, 10:09 PM
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It depends on what kind of old eventer had dog lice once b/c he rolled somewhere that coyotes had rolled. It was AWFUL. Powders didn't work, and the lice were significantly larger than the human form. He had to be body clipped...twice...which was fine since he had Cushings ans took ages to shed as it was, but still...and ALL the grooming supplies and anything he had on (halter, blanket, etc.) had to be soaked in kerosene! Coyote lice is a BITCH! For your sake I hope it's not that! Oh and between treatments (took 3 treatments one week apart each) he had to be kept in a sheet to keep other horses from getting fun......

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post #15 of 19 Old 03-20-2009, 05:17 AM
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Human lice and horse lice are different. You will need to treat a second time in 10 to 14 days. This is how long the eggs survive off the horse. Wash or treat any blankets and gear they've been using as well. Its a pain but you can get rid of them.
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post #16 of 19 Old 03-20-2009, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by eventnwithwinston View Post
Humans can get lice too...
So if I were you I would go ahead and treat yourself too...that way you can go ahead and stop them from multiplying and spreading to people you are with.
Horse lice are not trans species.
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post #17 of 19 Old 03-20-2009, 03:50 PM
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Oh. I just asumed that horse and human lice were similar...b/c for example, with ringworm, horses and humans can transfer it to one another if your not careful.

Thanks for clearing that up though!
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post #18 of 19 Old 03-20-2009, 04:19 PM
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I know you said you gave him a body clipping...just wanted to make sure you buzz his whole mane & forelock area too. I had a mare years ago who had lice and they really harbored in her mane. I used one of those lice dusters and some iodine shampoo and repeated same about a week later and it went away. Definately keep him seperate from the other horses until you know it's gone.

Good luck to you...

Oh and my vet had told me not to worry I won't get lice from my horse.
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post #19 of 19 Old 03-20-2009, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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thanks everyone I gave him a nice warm iodine bath today and put more powder on him. I washed his blanket and put a new one on him too. I also do have him separate from everyone else and gave him a tube of ivermectin
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