Help please!! Lice YUK!!!

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lil_miss_sunshine

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Hi Everyone,

I recently bought a new gelding, and today since it is warm enough I clipped him (only his body and head, I left his legs on.) as I would like to start working him. But he has lice, yuk!! Really flaky dry skin also. What I am wondering is if I should take the hair off his legs? Will it help wth the lice? I gave him a warm wash afterwards, so his skin looks a little better. But can you reccomend how I should treat him now? Special shampoos, powder? That I can hopefully get here in NZ!!! None of my horses have ever had lice, so I would like to know how best to treat him.


Thanks.
 

Connie P

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You can use a lice powder on him - yes, I would go ahead and finish clipping him -

Do not use the powder more than every third day and I would give a bath after use of the powder. (about day 4). This has always worked for me.
 
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