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thenovice

  • Joined Oct 2011
When to do Wiltshire Horns?
« on: May 05, 2013, 07:48:34 pm »
Evenin all. Anyone on here keep Wiltshire horns, and if so, do you treat them with crovect or an equivalent, to treat/prevent horn fly and lice, and when is the best time/ Thanks  :thinking:

The Irish Shepherd

  • Joined Apr 2013
Re: When to do Wiltshire Horns?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 08:56:47 pm »
You would only really need to do them if they get a bit dirty round their back end, I do all of mine as a rule, its probably being a bit over the top, but I'd rather do them that treat them!

SteveHants

  • Joined Aug 2011
Re: When to do Wiltshire Horns?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2013, 09:08:21 pm »
alls you need to do is dab a bit of clik at each horn base...perhaps a couple mls each - thats all I do, and I do it if/when the weather turns muggy.

thenovice

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: When to do Wiltshire Horns?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 07:20:54 am »
Thanks folks  :thumbsup:

Maggie

  • Joined Jul 2011
  • Umberleigh, Devon
Re: When to do Wiltshire Horns?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 01:22:27 pm »
Hi Novice
 
I'm in my third year with Wiltshire Horns and I only treat them once a year when it's muggy too - usually around July.  Like Steve said - I just dab some at the base of their horns and maybe on the butt if they're a bit dirty there.  I never have fly strike problems at all. 

 

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