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I know its not the appropriate place to ask

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Diana Gilger
Breeding Stock
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 491
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 11:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

But this is definitely affecting my mares and foals....FLIES, BITING FLIES, are eating my horses up! I have started bringing them into the barn in the daytime and putting them out at night, but wondered if anyone knows a good treatment for the stable that'll keep them away?!?! Please help, it's horrible!
 

Laurie A Beltran
Breeding Stock
Username: Prophecy_ranch

Post Number: 260
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 11:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Diane,
put red apple cider in there water, use a strong fly spray
mixture is 1/3 fly concentrate 1/3 vinegar 1/3
mouth wash
It works for us..Good luck!

L
 

Paul Liberty
Breeding Stock
Username: Sptxthrill

Post Number: 105
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Garlic powder top dressed on their feed also works
 

Marilyn Lemke - Dora due 7/31/08
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 1417
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 01:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How much garlic powder do you use?
 

Diana Gilger
Breeding Stock
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 493
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 03:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks guys! I'll try it all!
 

Cjskip
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Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 568
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 05:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There is a great fly trap you can get to hang from trees or stables that emits feromones (sp?). It draws them into the liquid solution and they can't get out, so die. Works really well to cut down on them. Caution: the liquid is foul smelling, so one must follow the directions carefully and use latex disposable gloves in order to keep it off your hands. You can't smell it once it is all set up.
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 569
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 05:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Laurie, how much red vinegar to how much water? It seems like it might help with algea too?

As for the mixture, will any mouth wash do? And is it safe for nursing foals? Thanks.
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 570
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 05:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Paul, I also would like to know the apx. amt. of garlic powder you use. Do horses generally like it, or do you mix with anything else? Thanks!

It would be great to bring them more relief than I've given them so far. My mare actually comes to the gate to ask for her face-fly mask, if I forget to put it on in the AM and even lowers her head for me! They drive her crazy with getting to her eyes, poor thing.

And my colt will not stand still for the spray, so I have to get it on best I can from different angles near the mare. But he seems to be getting better at accepting it.
 

Diana Gilger
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Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 494
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 10:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have previously put apple cider vinegar (about 1/4 cup) over their feed, and it worked. I forgot about that! Great reminder!
 

Laurie A Beltran
Breeding Stock
Username: Prophecy_ranch

Post Number: 261
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 08:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Diana,Cj
I use 1/3 of each, Mouth wash (generic is fine) for the antiseptic cleasing of the fly bites and Vinegar seems to ease the swelling from the bites not to mention it's bad tasting for those pesty varmits in addition I do put up fly traps the type CJ mentioned all around the area of my horses.

Diana I know that in OK it's humid so flies love the temp, probably so big you can throw on a dressage saddle and ride them!
 

Jenni Luttrell
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Bugrace2000

Post Number: 1039
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 03:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the flies are awful here to there is a non stinging wasp you can buy that eats them but i dont no how well it works i bought permythian 10 for horses cattle dogs sheeps and goats a 20$ bottle makes 100 gals. It kills flys ticks lice and mange skeeters to I think. i mix it dbl strength for the ground area and then dilute it to the directions to actualy spray them with. My horses were getting eaten so badly they were really really bleeding where theyd been bitten not to mention the ticks yuk
 

Samantha
Breeding Stock
Username: Dressage_diva333

Post Number: 199
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 04:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

CJ, do you know the name of that fly trap? I might have to get myself a couple. DIE FLIES, DIE!

Right now I just use generic fly traps, and fly tapes, they work okay, but I'm always looking for an upgrade!
 

Jenni Luttrell
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Bugrace2000

Post Number: 1040
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 04:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

oh also I do put vinegar in my horses water i use the plain white vinegar cuz its cheaper weather it helps with flies i dunno does kill fleas on dogs tho it is good for them. vinegar is a natural blood builder.
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 580
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, May 30, 2008 - 12:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jenni, how much vinegar to water? I have a large trough. I think it is a hundred gallon tank.

Samantha, not sure of the name. I have to buy some myself (first this year). When I get them I'll let you know the name. But if you go to the feed store and describe them, they will probably have some. Could be a different brand. It is a heavy plastic bag and you hang it. But I'm buying some tomorrow or Sat., so I will definetley let you know.



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