Jump to content




Photo

Tick protection


8 replies to this topic

#1 lilnickers

lilnickers

    I gotta get a life...

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,042 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:northern ny

Posted 17 April 2017 - 06:05 PM

Hi, I haven't been on here in ages!! I am so glad to see the forum is still thriving!

I have a question:

 What does everyone use for a tick deterrent?

 I have 15 minis and wonder if the Equi-Spot that is made for big horses would be ok for the minis.

Or any other ideas that work!

Thank you!!


Karin Sanford

Little Jimmy's Creekside Minis

Home to KAYS MLF ALFA HIGH HOPES , amha/amhr 30" stallion

sired by KS LUV POTION NO FIVE , 2X AMHR National Top 10 champion

♥ ♥Check out the latest Lil Beginnings Featured Sale Board Ads HERE!

#2 Marsha Cassada

Marsha Cassada

    I'm a goner

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,042 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Southwest Oklahoma

Posted 17 April 2017 - 07:10 PM

I tried the equi spot many years ago.  Now I find that if I spray their legs with oil-base fly spray every other day or so it helps tremendously.  We have a lot of ticks this year, for some reason.


  • Debby - LB and Cayuse like this

#3 Cayuse

Cayuse

    Totally Addicted

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 521 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:New England
  • Interests:Big Horses
    Little Horses
    and Ponies!!!

Posted 19 April 2017 - 12:29 PM

I had a pony have a reaction to equi spot years ago so I won't use it. I just spray their legs, their belly and make sure I get an application of bug spray in that deep groove under their chin and between their jowls as that is where I usually find a tick if I'm going to find one. I spray the rest of the body, but those areas are where I concentrate on. I hate ticks. Over the years I have had two horses with Lyme and one with anaplasmosis.

#4 paintponylvr

paintponylvr

    Someone just shoot me!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,009 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Cameron, NC
  • Interests:silver pinto ponies, driving, braiding

Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:19 PM

I found one of the best deterrents to ticks to be Guinneas!  Wow, do they chase down and get rid of them...

 

Other than that, I've done a variety of things over the years and I'm very glad that I don't have any "true" minis under 36" in height.  The worst tick infestation that I dealt with, in 2012, was pretty awful and I regularly found them attached to the mares' vulva/genital areas & udder, too (& wonder about the stallions/geldings - but never saw any there).  The same treatment, from year to year, didn't always work - really depended on the ticks themselves as well as the ponies.


  • Debby - LB likes this

Paula Hoffman
Cameron, NC
LP Painted Ponys

All That Style n' Class - Halter HOF
LP Painted FlashNfluf -
2013 ASPC Congress: Reserve Champion Futurity 2 yr old Foundation Mare

Buckeye WCF Classical Wizard -

2013 ASPC Congress: Champion Futurity 2 yr old Foundation Stallion

2012 ASPC Congress: Champion Yearling Foundation; Reserve Champion Foundation Stallion
LP Painted Mo-Olympus -
2013 ASPC Congress:  Reserve Champion Futurity 2 yr old Foundation Stallion

WF Action Jackson - RIP - May 1992 - July 2012


#5 Debby - LB

Debby - LB

    Someone just shoot me!

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,033 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Georgia

Posted 22 April 2017 - 03:11 PM

I need some Guinneas!  Our main problems are mosquitos and fire ants.


Lil Beginnings Miniature Horse & Pony ...The Original Small Horse Social Network - since 1997 helping you promote your business down the street or across the globe!
Small Horse Connect Miniature Horse farm and related business directory - all things related to small equine....are you connected?

BowensDesign.com - Equine Web Design

 

The mind is a tricky thing. Biased by your experience, it colors and shapes your reality, manufacturing broad sweeping beliefs from small, questionable, points of data.


#6 Marsha Cassada

Marsha Cassada

    I'm a goner

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,042 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Southwest Oklahoma

Posted 22 April 2017 - 06:06 PM

We have tried guineas here.  Too many varmints.  We couldn't keep them. 



#7 Cayuse

Cayuse

    Totally Addicted

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 521 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:New England
  • Interests:Big Horses
    Little Horses
    and Ponies!!!

Posted 22 April 2017 - 06:18 PM

We have had a resurgence of wild turkeys in this area and they do a pretty good job of keeping down the bugs like guinea hens. I wonder if domesticated turkeys would do the same.
The wild ones are fun to watch. Pretty tame, too. But the horses hate them. Or at least mine do.

#8 paintponylvr

paintponylvr

    Someone just shoot me!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,009 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Cameron, NC
  • Interests:silver pinto ponies, driving, braiding

Posted 23 April 2017 - 09:21 AM

We have tried guineas here.  Too many varmints.  We couldn't keep them. 

:gaah :CryBaby  

 

I'm sorry!  We are in the same "boat" here on our new property.  I can't "keep" free range birds - like you - too many predators, even neighborhood dogs that dig under our pasture perimeter fence(s).

 

We are getting electrified netting for "pasturing" the birds and will see if that will work.  It's a permaculture/gardening "thing" and the "pastures" can be moved to move the goodness of the birds around the areas you want them in.  Guineas have a tendency to fly over the fencing though.  Heavier birds do not. 


Edited by paintponylvr, 23 April 2017 - 09:24 AM.

Paula Hoffman
Cameron, NC
LP Painted Ponys

All That Style n' Class - Halter HOF
LP Painted FlashNfluf -
2013 ASPC Congress: Reserve Champion Futurity 2 yr old Foundation Mare

Buckeye WCF Classical Wizard -

2013 ASPC Congress: Champion Futurity 2 yr old Foundation Stallion

2012 ASPC Congress: Champion Yearling Foundation; Reserve Champion Foundation Stallion
LP Painted Mo-Olympus -
2013 ASPC Congress:  Reserve Champion Futurity 2 yr old Foundation Stallion

WF Action Jackson - RIP - May 1992 - July 2012


#9 Marsha Cassada

Marsha Cassada

    I'm a goner

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,042 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Southwest Oklahoma

Posted 24 April 2017 - 06:57 PM

:gaah :CryBaby  

 

I'm sorry!  We are in the same "boat" here on our new property.  I can't "keep" free range birds - like you - too many predators, even neighborhood dogs that dig under our pasture perimeter fence(s).

 

We are getting electrified netting for "pasturing" the birds and will see if that will work.  It's a permaculture/gardening "thing" and the "pastures" can be moved to move the goodness of the birds around the areas you want them in.  Guineas have a tendency to fly over the fencing though.  Heavier birds do not. 

Yes, the guineas we had preferred to roost in the trees, like wild turkeys.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users