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Tick Treatment Options

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   June 15, 2012 22:20

Question:  I have a yearling filly that is loaded with ticks up high between her back legs.  I must have pulled 10 off her yesterday and yet she still has 10 there yet.  I didn't know how sensitive she'd be to pull them off. My other horses don't seem as bothered by them, have pulled the odd one of their face. Is there anything I can use to get rid of the ones on my yearling? Thanks!

Answer:  There is a product you can use on horses that is normally used for dogs. K9 Advantix would work but could be quite costly and has no odor. A product for large animals is called Cylence which works very well is less costly but has a foul odor.
You can consult your vet which product would work best for you.

Thanks Dr. Domoslai

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Another Tick Question

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   May 28, 2012 13:33

Question:  We pick ticks daily, Jackie the Golden had a full tick that she probably scratched at,  so I pulled it off.  The problem is there is a wound the size of a nickel or slightly larger, skin is ripped off.   She can’t lick it so put some antibiotic  on it.  Are there any potential problems with this?

Answer:  Not usually. After couple days with polysporin or hibitane ointment can change to one with a steroid in it to reduce inflammation for a couple more days. Dr. Lisa Waymann DVM

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TICKS! What to do!

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   May 28, 2012 07:38

Question:  TICKS!!!! We just adopted an older Aussie, and pulled 20 some ticks off him the first day we had him. Lately I have found two ticks in the house, not on him. What to do to make my dogs stink to the ticks, so they stop hitching a ride inside? I put some of that medicine on his shoulders, and then a tick collar for good measure, but they are everywhere this year. We've never seen so many ticks.

Advantix repels  and kills attached ticks.  Ticks have been especially bad this year and we're not quite sure which tick medicine you used on your dog but vet clinics have a tick medicine that is applied on the back along the spine on skin, that is called Advantix and it is a 95% deterrent against ticks.It is effective for one month at a time. We suggest that you wait before using this product if you have already used another product until the previous one wears off and the collar is not required with the Advantix. Keep checking anyway and pulling off and crush or burn the tick.

You could also use one of the combo mosquito and tick repellent sprays before going out with dog.  Dr. Lisa Wayman DVM

Liz,  sometimes the male ticks will hitch a ride inside or a female will jump off without feeding on your dog.  Nothing can be done outside of what Dr. Wayman has recommended but daily checks to remove any ticks found on your body. Dr. Domoslai DVM

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