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Using "swat" to combat flies on the face

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Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 659
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 03:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I got some "swat" from the feed store and have started using it around my mare's and colt's eyes. They actually seem to like it and when I use it, my mare doesn't want her fly mask on, (she's a smart girl) so I guess it works pretty well.

I was fretting about the colt, because I'm afraid to leave a face mask on him, because he could get hung up on something and panic and be in big trouble! So I finally came across it. He won't stand for spray, but he allows the swat goop without any problem. It must feel good to him.

I also put it on any little nicks on the face or bare places, from the horse rubbing her hair off, when trying to get the flies off. At least, I think that is why her face looks bare in places.

Warning-it is very, very greasy.

Also, I found a liquid worm medicine. I have a hard time getting my mare to take worm medicine, (I've tasted it and it is AWFUL) but she ate this right down. I poured it right over her grain. It has a vanilla smell to it. So for anyone who wants a better tasteing worm medicine, easy to administer, there it is.
 

Jenni Luttrell
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Bugrace2000

Post Number: 1050
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 12:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

they also make a roll on fly spray that works well you roll it down their back belly and make a "T" on the face its in a dispencer that looks identicle to roll on anti-persprant It isnt pink or greasy SWAT was formulated for wounds thats why its so gunky
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 664
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 03:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh. I will look for that too. Thanks once again.
 

Diana Gilger
Breeding Stock
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 692
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Monday, July 28, 2008 - 11:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have found an unbeatable product for flies. It is called Equi-spot, and they carry it at my feed store. It's the same principal as putting the liquid b/w your dog's shoulder blades for fleas. You put a line down their back, and one down each leg. It claims to last 2 weeks, but i put it on 3 of my mares more than a month ago, and they are still not fighting flies. It's amazing, and works better than ANYTHING i've ever used.
 

charlene birdsall, Jetta born 3/20/08
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Username: Charlie67

Post Number: 1013
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 12:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

CJ, what is the name of that liquid wormer you used? My mare, is also a pain to worm
 

Jenni Luttrell
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Username: Bugrace2000

Post Number: 1061
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 11:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think the roll on stuf is an older versoin of the equispot how does that work on ticks?
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 672
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Saturday, August 02, 2008 - 02:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I got some equi-spot a month ago, but can't use it on a very young foal. I think it was three or four months of age. So I hadn't used it yet, but I will check the package again. I thought if it was not to be used on a baby, I couldn't use it on mama?? But not sure. Just being extra cautious, as the label didn't say one way or another.

Will the Equi-Spot keep the flies off the eyes as well??? That is where she has the most problem. Please tell me YES! I'd love to relieve her of the nasty creatures.

Charlene, I don't recall the name of the liquid wormer. My usual store doesn't carry it. But I'll call the feed store on Monday and let you know. Guess horses like the taste of vanilla!
 

Diana Gilger
Breeding Stock
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 738
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Saturday, August 02, 2008 - 07:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

cj, yes, it will help with eye flies....you put some in the middle of the forelock, and it works!
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 677
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 04:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hooray! It is so miserable watching them suffer with these pests. I'm glad there is something that will cover them head to toe!
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 690
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 12:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Diana, I did use the equi-spot. It doesn't keep All of the flies off the eyes, but they are greatly reduced. Just wondering if I did it right?

Should All the flies be gone?
 

Diana Gilger
Breeding Stock
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 814
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 01:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I used it, and have had no problems with flies....but i am using an entire tube on a mini, not a full size mare, so maybe that is the difference.
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 695
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 12:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Okay then. If you can use a whole one on a mini, I ought to be able to use more without a problem. Thank-you for responding. Hate those dang flies! But even the reduced amount is giving my horses a lot of relief.



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