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Ticks are FUCKING GROSS!

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    Ticks are FUCKING GROSS!


    I found 15, yes I said 15 ticks on my horse tonight. There were some as big as jelly beans. I puked right in the barn. His skin was moving because they had burrowed in underneath his skin. I had to get them out with a razor blade. I check him everyday and there just seem to be more and more. WHAT THE FUCK why are there so many ticks this year? So nasty. OK I am done venting now and I apologize for making anyone else puke

    [Edited on 5/21/02 by Teez]

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    Ticks are FUCKING GROSS!

    Teez, I took my 2 pups for a walk one had 5 ticks and the other had 8 ticks, I hate those little blood sucking bastards. Make sure when you take them out you get the head out as well some times the ticks break into 2 pieces. I was told to use tweezers. There is a product called frontline for canines, I'm sure the brand frontline carry's products for horses as well.

    I went dirt riding the next day and was paraniod that I had ticks crawling all over me. From what I have heard beacuse we had a mild winter season that most or maybe all ticks did not die..I hope that snow on Saturday help kill those F*ckers....
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    Ticks are FUCKING GROSS!

    There is no commercial type tick medicine for horses as there is for dogs and cats. The manufacturers say that there is not enough of a demand for it. I called my vet, he is coming out tomorrow. Zulu (my horse) is very lathargic and irritable, which is not normal, so the vet is going to check for lyme disease or just low iron from losing so much blood. Did I mention how sick to my stomach this makes me

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    Ticks are FUCKING GROSS!

    Sorry to hear, I hope things work out well.

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    Ticks are FUCKING GROSS!

    I bring my dog bird hunting in the fall, and hiking in the woods during the summer, we use frontline, but it doesn't repel the ticks, only kills them once they fill up with blood.
    As for the living ones, get some tweezers, Qtips and rubbing alcohol. First soak the qtip in the alcohol, rub it on the tick where it is attached to the animal, this suffocates the bug, then pull it off with the tweezers.
    I hav elost count on how many ticks i have had to pull off the dog. I used to get freeked out by them but after removing so many bean sized bugs, I guess you get used to it.

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    Ticks are FUCKING GROSS!

    I am all set with how to remove and kill them, they just make me so sick. especially when they touch me. But thanks for all of the suggestions.

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    Ticks are FUCKING GROSS!

    Pick up some disposable rubber gloves from a pharmacy. they are cheap enough and will give you that extra barrier incase you POP one getting it off the horse

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    Ticks are FUCKING GROSS!

    At least you're not finding them on yourself. Everytime I go mountain biking I'm all paranoid when I get home. I've found 2 on me this year already, but neither one of them had actually bitten me yet.

    Yet another reason for short hair.

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    Ticks are FUCKING GROSS!

    OK, you guys can hate me for being able to ride so much, but another part of the job is doing site walks, ticks are a normal part of life for me, in fact, the only workmens comp claim my company has ever had was when an employee caught lyme disease, luckily, 99% of the ticks we encounter are dog ticks and not the disease carrying deerticks, I've already pulled dozens of them off me so far this season

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    Ticks are FUCKING GROSS!

    hmmm...
    fine line, there, randy.
    hate you for getting paid to ride, don't envy you the tickage...

    tough call.
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