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Don't use fly spray on pregnant mares?

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Daniel Crouse
Yearling
Username: Sneakers17

Post Number: 56
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 06:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was told by a breeder in my area not touse fly spray on pregnant mares because it causes problems. She didn't say what problems but does anyone heard of this?

I have been using Bronco for the last couple of weeks do you think it has done any harm or will it?

I need help
 

Jos
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Username: Jos

Post Number: 10694
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 07:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Most of the equine commercial fly sprays contain pyrethrins (or a derivative thereof) which have not been shown to be a problem for pregnant mares.

There are some cattle fly sprays that contain organophosphates, and organophosphates have been associated with pregnancy loss in later term mares.
 

Heather Kutyba
Breeding Stock
Username: Heatherck11

Post Number: 233
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 07:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Daniel,
As Jos said, most equine fly sprays are considered safe, being pyrethrin base.
Bronco brand has a low level of pyrethrins when even compared to some of the other brands (tri tec, pyranha, etc).
Do stay away from the topical products (pour on/leave on) that are now available over the counter at most feed stores. Many contain permethrins...which are higher up the toxicity scale, and are not typically recommended for breeding animals.
 

Daniel Crouse
Yearling
Username: Sneakers17

Post Number: 57
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 10:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So everyone thinks were ok to continue use?
I know you said its ok but its my first year and want to have the healthiest foals and mares possible.
thanks
 

Heather Kutyba
Breeding Stock
Username: Heatherck11

Post Number: 234
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 11:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Daniel,
I understand your anxiety.
I'll be the first to admit my neurosis with my mares and foals....especially with the mares in foal (everyone gives me a hard time). The fly sprays on the market pretty safe. Stick to the name brands...no knock offs. Use pyrethrin based sprays. All will be ok.
P.S. so you know...it will get worse when the foal arrives....even MORE to worry about! Oh NO!
 

Daniel Crouse
Yearling
Username: Sneakers17

Post Number: 58
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 06:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

oh ive heard about the worries everyone goes though on here and from other people. it'll be ok though. LOLOL

thanks
 

kerry hauff
Weanling
Username: Khauff

Post Number: 27
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 05:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mare and baby were going nuts this weekend from flys they were awful.. I made my own spray with apple cider vinager and garlic. Boiled it to get the garlic in the vinager and than let it cool to room temp. Add regular water to the mixture and sprayed mom and baby down and it really helped a lot.... It helped way more than anything I have bought in the store...
 

sue lockett
Weanling
Username: Dhara95

Post Number: 36
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 12:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

kerry can you send the recipe, that sounds great....
 

Gynna Meiller
Breeding Stock
Username: Jw_kings_excalibur

Post Number: 131
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 08:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Interesting, I have been using Spot On for my horses including pregnant and lactating mares without any harmful side effects...
 

kerry hauff
Weanling
Username: Khauff

Post Number: 28
Registered: 05-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 01:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sue, just look up fly spray for horses on any search engine on the internet and and a ton of recipes will come up..



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