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linda duke
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

hi i think my horse has feather mites never had this before any clues on what to use someone said thay used spot on for dogs and it worked has any one used this Sad thankyou x
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Shirecaleb
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:46 am Reply with quoteBack to top

When my shire had mites the vet gave me Frontline Spray to apply from the knees & down, I applyed it once a week 3 times & he has never had any problems with his feather since (almost 2 years ago now)
I also applyed Switch Pour-On on his back when I applyed the Frontline Spray, just incase mites had moved above his legs.
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linda duke
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

thankyou for replying will get some where do you get switch pour on please Question Very Happy
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BOGGIT
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

you can also get an injection called dectomax kills mite also if you are on facebook look up Matthew burks for pigoil and sulphur Smile Smile

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Shirecaleb
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:46 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Switch pour-on was something I got from my vet. But it is sold in horsetack shops (at least here in Norway) It is used in the summer to keep bugs away from the horses, since this goes into the blood & works for some time. (3-4 weeks if I don't remember wrong.)
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Good old pig oil and sulphur for me. It also keeps mud fever away and helps condition their feathers. I do my horses once a week with it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:44 am Reply with quoteBack to top

RubyTuesday wrote:
Good old pig oil and sulphur for me. It also keeps mud fever away and helps condition their feathers. I do my horses once a week with it.


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linda duke
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:33 am Reply with quoteBack to top

thankyou for all your help ill give it a try .it is a bit weared he only stamps one back leg and bites it he has not got mud fever could it be anything else or is there any easy way to find out if he has got feather mite thankyou linda.
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