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alrees

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alrees says:

Creepy Crawlys!!

Last winter my filly had some lice but after putting some powder on her underneath her rug and then washing her rugs they went.
But recently a new pony has moved to our farm that they bought him from the sales and she has had contact with him over the fence/gate and she has caught lice from him :-( I washed her down last weekend with a mixture of fairy liquid and an insecticidal wash for horses it cleaned her but didn't get rid of them :-(
She only has them on her neck and shoulder but I want to get rid of them before they spread.
I really want to get rid of them as in a couple of weeks she has a grading and they need to be gone..,
Anyone know of any effective treatments preferably shampoo or wash which kill lice?

Thank you

~Beauty is in the eye of the beholder~ ~Never judge a horse by its past,always look at what it can do for you in the future~

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Creepy Crawlys!!

The problem is their life cycle so you kill the one lot but then their eggs hatch and I believe its something like a 2 week cycle, talk to your vet as one of the wormers will kill off biting insects, and just to stir things up I am also told 2 types of lice and I feel itchy already. The powder unfortunately is I am told like using vinegar on fish and chips, at least now a good time if year to shampoo as easily dried, your horse will soon get fed up of you shampooing, you could try one of the dermoline range also using Avon skin so soft would do no harm as that kills off midges. Please let us know what you have done and how things are as this is the way we all learn.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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SarahR123

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SarahR123 says:

Re: Creepy Crawlys!!

I'd recommend Coopers.  It REALLY works - you repeat the treatment a few weeks after the first.  It also acts as a fly repellent for a week or so after treatment!  I got a perverse satisfaction watching the little blighters come crawling out to the edge of our boy's coat and die!

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: Creepy Crawlys!!

SarahR123 said:

I'd recommend Coopers.  It REALLY works - you repeat the treatment a few weeks after the first.  It also acts as a fly repellent for a week or so after treatment!  I got a perverse satisfaction watching the little blighters come crawling out to the edge of our boy's coat and die!



We are all sick! I know the satisfaction cheers me up no end also one wonders does it work on some people too?

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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SarahR123

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SarahR123 says:

Re: Creepy Crawlys!!

^^^LMAO!  Doubt it... sadly!

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alrees

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alrees says:

Re: Creepy Crawlys!!

Thanks guys, I have bought a different powder and giving it a try if not then I will be using coopers :)

~Beauty is in the eye of the beholder~ ~Never judge a horse by its past,always look at what it can do for you in the future~

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