My horse’s tail is always covered in tick bites when it becomes springtime. He seems to be the only horse out of the 9 other horses in his field to ever have this problem. Every week, there is probably at least one new tick bite that I find to add to the rest already there. I have tried fly sprays that say they repel ticks. I try to wash his tail with betadine 1x a week along with dandruff shampoo to keep the dandruff gone so that’s one less thing irritating him. Usually they are just bites that I find, but I have found 2 live ones on him the past two days.
He is wormed on a rotation of Ivermectin, Panacur and Strongid. The grass in his field is not tall, there is barely any grass growing in our area with all the rain and mud. No trees or shrubs. He is currently stalled at night and out during the day.
Does anyone have any tips or things they’ve found useful to prevent ticks?! Are there any kind of supplements out there to help?