Lice on my rescues!!!! Eeeeekkkk!!

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    Barbie-GypsyFeverFarms

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    So I clipped the girls necks and chests today and found lice :eek::oops::(on the two light colored ones, I'm sure the black one also has it. Suggestions for the best and most effective treatments for minis?
     
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    I like Pro-Zap insectrin dust, comes in a 2# shaker can. Sprinkle down their spine from behind the ears to the top of their tail, rub it in (preferably with gloved hands, disposable gloves in you got them); repeat in 10 days.
     
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    70807FC9-A262-4F51-A844-FFC55C53AFC4.png Here’s a zoomed pic.
     
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    Dont forget to do brushes and other equipment you have been using. Hope they clear up quickly for you :)
     
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    Yes, thankfully I had bought them their tools, just a couple of curries and a plastic brush at this point and have kept them and everything separate from my other horses.
     
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    Good grief. What a nasty shock. Blood suckers! They will feel so much better when you get them cleaned up. All that long hair can hide so many things.
     
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    I was able to identify that these are the biting (chewing) lice and not the blood sucking kind thankfully or I’d probably have some anemic girls. But man did I irritate them yesterday clipping their necks and it was quite warm. My poor girls were so itchy for the next few hours. Going to get remedies today for them. I feel so bad for them. I wish I could have clipped them right away when they arrived but it was so cold and rainy.
     

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