How to get rid of lice eggs..??
I'm looking for someone who has experience with lice and horses. My issue isn't getting rid of them or killing them, but instead, getting the eggs off.
I run a youth camp and each year, we get 20+ horses for our summer program. This year, two of them arrived with lice. The affected horses were separated(all others were checked) and have been treated 2x/week for the last 3 weeks. Since finding the moving lice and treating them the first day, I have seen no other signs of hatchlings, anything moving, a new infestation, etc. However, I cannot get the eggs off the hair shafts. We did roach the manes of both affected horses but there are still eggs attached at the base.
I've done everything from bathing them to trying to use a lice comb to using a razor and cannot get the lice eggs off. As it's been 3 weeks with no new lice, am I safe to assume they are all dead? When pulling the eggs off, a lot of them seem transparent, as if they are empty. Does anyone have any tips to get the eggs off? I've been scrubbing and scraping and nothing seems to work! Of course these are two of our most "steady-eddy" type horses and we'd love to get them in the program as soon as possible.
Thanks for any input!