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post #1 of 7 Old 04-06-2019, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Neem Oil for Horses?

Has anyone tried Neem oil for their horses as skin healer, bug repel? I just read a lot on the topic and it seems very useful with little side effect.
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-06-2019, 07:56 PM
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I made up a neem concoction last summer for one of mine. Can't say it did much for bug repelling, but it seemed to soothe his itchy spots a bit. Always spot test a small area for a few days before applying to a larger area, and keep it away from the eyes (that includes a horse rubbing his head on his knees)
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Neem is one of natures wonders. I have used it for many years.

I would dilute the Neem with 2tablespoons each of Neem and liquid soap to a gallon of warm water and wash the horses all over with that. Severe cases like sweet itch, I would use it neat on the ultra sore parts.

As for eyes, I do not think it is risky, I would bath the dogs in it and sponge them all over, never harmed their eyes.

I use a more dilute mix in a backpack to spray the garden for ridding plants of pests.

I have used it neat on a very serious wound in a horse's side to prevent proud flesh.

When I had a severe skin issue I used it in cream form and it did alleviate the itching.

I think that some of the bugs you get that side of the pond are way worse than in the UK so, doubling the mix to four tablespoons of soap and Neem would help more.
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Neem oil is great stuff, for a variety of issues. The only 'side effect' I found, that made me choose not to use it on my kids when they had nits was that it is apparently quite an effective contraceptive, greatly reducing fertility long term. Couldn't find any info on how long term, so... I wouldn't use it on breeding beasties either.

Some info I've found helpful; [COLOR=Lime][B]www.horseforum.com/horse-health/hoof-lameness-info-horse-owners-89836/
For taking critique pics; [COLOR=Lime][B]https://www.horseforum.com/members/41...res-128437.jpg
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Thanks that helps a lot because we are trying to conceive so that would make it not a good option for me if it causes infertility!..... shoot!! Becuase I thought this stuff was such a great all around remedy
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I had never heard of Neem Oil causing infertility.

From what I have found tests done with Neem being used by inserting into the uterous acts as a contraceptive for 6 - 9 months.

I bathed the dogs about every 10 days to prevent ticks and my Terrier wasn't infertile.
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^OK, so maybe further studies have found it's only effective that way - but if it's 6-9 months, it must reduce fertility more than just the direct way. I looked into this about 13 years ago & found they were giving it to African women... can't remember any details now tho.

Some info I've found helpful; [COLOR=Lime][B]www.horseforum.com/horse-health/hoof-lameness-info-horse-owners-89836/
For taking critique pics; [COLOR=Lime][B]https://www.horseforum.com/members/41...res-128437.jpg
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