Washington State finally made it to 60 degrees on May 1st, 2011!
Spring is officially here next comes the flys, bees, masquitoes, ticks and lice we practice preventative medicine in all areas of our life including our equine. Please remember to check your equine every day for ouchies, hoof picking, wipe the gunk out of their eyes as needed, no see-ums (lice, ticks, fly’s) and be proactive for your equines health. Domesticated equine depend on their human partner to keep them healthy just like an infant depends on their mother for everything.
My horse is almost completely shed out and my donkeys look like they are ready for snow really thick hair helps the donkeys combat cold, insects and eating brush as donkeys love wood. We use fly predators to dramatically decrease the barn fly population as it works and saves my horse, donkeys and family from these annoying insects. I use marigold spray for combating mosquitos as it works the best and is non-toxic. The label for the marigold spray does not say insect repellant so it is a little secret, pass it on to your equine buddy, beleive me I know what works as my horse is allergic to mosquitos. What I love about this stuff is it works, grandma always said “marigolds make the bugs stay away” and she was right with the bonus of my horse and donkeys smelling good and looking shiny with no toxins. Removal of lice try Buzz-off.
Do you have any tips to share? Please leave a comment to help others as sharing, awareness and reaching forward helps make a positive change for our beloved equine.
GOD bless you and your family two and four legs!