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Re: [RC] [RC] Ticks and Horses - Trail Pal

Our dogs pick up lots of ticks and many would attach.  I tried 5% Sevin
powder rubbed into their coats and we now find very few ticks at all,
much less attached ones.   Does anyone know if Sevin is safe for
horses?  So far, I only found one wandering around on the pony's neck.

"C. Eyler" <eyler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>said
My gelding is a tick magnet, and Lyme Disease is a real problem around
here.  I asked my vet about feeding powdered garlic, and he said to
give it a try, that it seems to work for some horses and not others.

Well, it worked for my guy.  I used to find multiple ticks on the tip
of his tailbone and golf-balls sized lumps (dripping blood and pus)
near the groin.  Now I might find one tick on him per year!

Started out feeding garlic from Springtime but later switched to ABC's
garlic, and I give him one tablespoon at each of his two daily meals. 
He would sift it out of his sweetfeed, but adding wetted beetpulp took
care of that problem.


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