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Re: RC: Re: Re: New Anti-Fly Product?

Everyone should be feeding garlic, if you can get your horses to eat it.  It 
really works!  This is the third season I'll be feeding it.  I usually start 
feeding it about this time of year to sneak up on the dosage you need to 
keep the flies, as it is quite large.  It works best on keeping no seeums, 
qnats and mosquitos away.  It doesn't do a great job on horse flies, but I 
think the horse flies don't bite as hard because the horses taste really 
bad.  When they are up to a full dose, you'll look out in the pasture and 
think, it's not working because you'll see the normal haze of bugs around 
them, swarming.  But then you'll look closely and see that there is about a 
2" area around the entire horse where the bugs are not touching.  And then 
you realize the horses aren't going crazy from the bugs, because the bugs 
aren't touching them.

I feed a scoop twice a day, which is alot of garlic.  I mix water in to help 
disolve and mix the garlic around.  The hardest part is getting the horse to 
eat ANY garlic.  Once you get them used to any garlic, increasing the amount 
is fairly easy.  I start with a sprinkle and work up from there.  It usually 
takes me a month or six weeks to have them up to the full dosage.  There is 
one warning however.  Your barn will smell like an italian restaurant, and 
your horses breath and body smell like garlic all the time.  But if you eat 
garlic too, you won't notice it.  I buy it from Sam's club in the 19oz 
packages at around $3 (make sure you get garlic powder, not salt or 
granules).  If you buy the garlic made for horses it sells for about 
$5/pound and you have to buy it in huge quantities to get it for $5/pound.  
I save my old supplement buckets and scoops (electrolytes/joint 
compound/vitamin-mineral supplements) and dump the garlic into those.

Carolyn Burgess

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>The website for Freedom Spot-On does not mention ticks.
>Asked my vet, when he was out for spring shots recently, about a new 
>I'd heard of that protects against both flies and ticks, and he said that 
>just came out late last summer so they don't really know much about it yet.
>(feeding garlic in Maryland, Lyme Disease territory)
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Sandy Bolinger" <>
>To: "S.N." <>; <>
>Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2001 10:25 PM
>Subject: RC: Re: New Anti-Fly Product?
> > It's called Freedom Spot-On.  This is what they say about it in Equus:
> > A fly repellent applied in six drops...Manufacturers suggest applying 
> > drop to the horse's forehead, croup and at each knee and hock to repel
> > for 14 days."Once the product is applied it takes about 18 to 24 hours 
> > travel from the tip of the tail to the top of the head," says Larry 
> > co-owner and founder of Star Horse Products. "It has a 70 to 75 percent
> > repel rate, and if a fly makes contact with the horse, the fly will 
> > Price: Suggested retail, $24.95 for one- month pack, $50 for three-month
> > pack.
> >
> > (sounds kind of scarey to me !)
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: S.N. <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2001 5:46 PM
> > Subject: RC: New Anti-Fly Product?
> >
> >
> > > I just got done talking to my new farrier ...who tells me there is a 
> > > spot-on fly treatment for horses (like Advantage flea control for
> > > dogs/cats). Since I just met this guy, I'm not sure how accurate his
> > stories
> > > are - but if this one is true, it could be very helpful. Of course, he
> > > doesn't know the brand name, or which company makes or distributes it.
> > >
> > > It sounds too good to be true, IMO....anyone know anything about this?
> > >
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