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Candice

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After 25 plus years with horses I still have not found an easy efficient way to get rid of them and I found our first arrivals tonight.
 

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I'd be very careful using your fingers though and clean up after any handling of bot eggs. People can get bots the eyes ect after handling bot eggs.
 

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Wisk them off with rough sand paper (surface hairs gently, the paper snags off the eggs)
 

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I charge up the Oster and zip them off. Leaves the winter fur a little uneven, but I think that's better than having bots. My sister whisks them off with her hoof knife. I hate bots.
 

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I've used sand paper too. Quick and easy!

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Thankyou everyone. I think I'll try the sandpaper today. The bot knife has been making everyone, including me a bit crabby.
 

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Yep course sandpaper all we've ever used when needed...bought the knife the stone and always the sandpaper did it the best fastest and for sure the cheapest...
 

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Never heard of sandpaper but I will give it a try, sounds like a good tip. I always used a razor in the past and just shaved them off.
 

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Isn't this the biggest pain?

My horses are loaded! As fast as I remove them, they are right back. :arg! :arg! :arg!

I use it all, sandpaper, bot block, clippers and a bot knife. They just keep on coming. grrrrrr
 

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What has worked well for me is an old serrated steak knife. I have tried the blocks and it is a pain. Clippers are good also.
 

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