It’s 2021. Why haven’t we solved this problem yet? I hate bots!!!
I use ivermectin at the appropriate time for bot prevention in my area. Yet I think we just have too many horses locally because I always have bots regardless.
Fly sprays do nothing to prevent them from laying eggs on the horses, unless there is some super secret product I haven’t tried.
Bot knives are okay for removing them on the boney parts of their legs, but stink for removing them from fleshy areas. Plus they go dull quickly and are slow to use. Unless there is a better bot knife out there?
Slick n easy pumice stones have the same problem for me. They don’t work well to remove them from the fleshy areas and are still slow to use.
Some people swear by razors and clipping, but I end up with ugly looking clipped patches when I try that. What am I missing?
All of these methods aren’t practical for daily/frequent removal when you have multiple horses. I have 5 equines and there is just one of me! So then I end up having to spend even longer because the eggs have been building up over multiple days.
So who has solved this problem???
Or if you have completely eradicated bots from your property, how have you done it???