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Old Apr 14th 2009, 05:57 AM   #1
 
  Apr 2009
Does anyone do anything to help prevent TICKS?????????? Thanks in advance
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Old Apr 14th 2009, 06:28 AM   #2
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

Cervid: mule deer,whitetail,elk,goats,bighorn & stone sheep & Alaskan dahl sheep
Any time we are working any animals we will spray them with Del-Phos. Del-Phos is mixed with water and is very reasonable priced to use. It will kill ticks and lice and looks like it keeps the animals clean for a month. We spray all animals in September through November as we are working them. In our area that is when winter tick have hatched from the ground and are transfering to the animals.
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Old Apr 14th 2009, 07:14 AM   #3
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  Apr 2009
  PA

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We use ivermec injectable before spring... Than pour on After ...I have never found a tick on my deer.
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Old Apr 14th 2009, 08:30 AM   #4
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

Cervid: mule deer,whitetail,elk,goats,bighorn & stone sheep & Alaskan dahl sheep
Ivermec injectable will only kill external parasites which are at the stage of blood sucking their host. Spring is the correct time of year to give ivermec as that is the time the ticks are feeding on blood. Many of these external parasites live on the animal for some time only eating dander from the host. The best method is to use all the parasite products at the correct time to remove all the stages of the tick or lice on the animal.
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Old Apr 14th 2009, 01:33 PM   #5
 
  Apr 2009
  Pawnee, OK
We have Garlic added to our feed and have no trouble W/ ticks or horseflies.If you feed a pelitizied feed then you can go to Sam's Club and buy a 7 lb container for around $17.00 and add it yourself.They claim it works on midgeflies also. It really works.

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Old Apr 14th 2009, 05:37 PM   #6
 
  Apr 2009
  Medford, Minnesota
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Ivermec injectable will only kill external parasites which are at the stage of blood sucking their host. Spring is the correct time of year to give ivermec as that is the time the ticks are feeding on blood. Many of these external parasites live on the animal for some time only eating dander from the host. The best method is to use all the parasite products at the correct time to remove all the stages of the tick or lice on the animal.


Hey Jack,

Can you elaborate on all the parasite products you use and at what stage of the year you administer them.



Thanks...Dave
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Old Apr 14th 2009, 07:18 PM   #7
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

Cervid: mule deer,whitetail,elk,goats,bighorn & stone sheep & Alaskan dahl sheep
Dave,

Our local problem is with winter ticks which hatch in August and these nymphs crawl up in the grass and then up the legs of the elk and deer. They then develop into a tick by December at which time they cause the hair loss from the tissue damage and animals themselves rubbing and chewing the infected area. At this point Ivermec or Cydectin pour on or injectable will kill the ticks as they are sucking blood. But if you used Del-Phos in late August or September you have killed all the nymphs before they caused any blood loss or developed into the tick. Spraying with Del-Phos in late fall should stop all external parasites as it is made to kill lice and ticks.



Any time we bring in animals for whatever reason we will give injectable wormer to make sure we get the internal parasites. I use Cydectin at least two times a year as it will kill more parasites than Ivermec I have been told.



We irrigate our land which seems to cause more parasites so we will pour ivermec pour on or Valvazen or Cydectin on the food every six weeks to two months. We have checked stool samples for eggs and have determined we need to worm every two months all through May to September. We will rotate these products so the parasites will not become immune to the worming product. This is just what has worked for us.
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Old Apr 15th 2009, 04:04 PM   #8
 
  Apr 2009
Hows much Garlic for 50lb bag of feed?
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Old Apr 15th 2009, 05:13 PM   #9
 
  Apr 2009
  Central Illinois
We add about 7lb per ton which would be about 3oz per bag roughly. I know some add more than that but that amount seems to help on the flies. We have it added at the mill.
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Old Apr 17th 2009, 08:13 AM   #10
 
  Apr 2009
  Schuylkill Haven, PA
What we did was buy to guinea chickens and let them go in the deer pens. It might be hard to believe but they really work well. We've had the same pair for two years and we're getting some more this year for new pens. Had a big problem before the birds but in less than a week they had them cleaned up. They were $7 for the pair. Can't beat the price and it was once and done.
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Old Apr 18th 2009, 04:13 PM   #11
 
  Apr 2009
  Polk, PA located in west central pa
Thats a good idea i was going to do same thing but was told not to put them in my pens for fear they may cause cocsideosis.Don't no if thats true or not.Maybe somebody else may no.
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Old Apr 18th 2009, 06:12 PM   #12
 
  Apr 2009
  Fombell PA
Yeah Virgil I watched three of my best fawns die this year to coccidiosis and i won't take any chances....I'll use the garlic and I have a spray fogger that I will use.
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Old Apr 19th 2009, 04:37 AM   #13
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  Apr 2009
  Burlington, West Virginia

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I have to agree with Buckskin, 7lb per ton has been a good Fly / Tick repellent for us. It's very easy to use, and the price for the protection you get is not bad either. Good Luck.
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Old Apr 19th 2009, 07:45 AM   #14
 
  Apr 2009
  Medford, Minnesota
I am using a pelleted feed that comes in a 50 lb. bag so what would be the best way to add the garlic, Would it stick to the pellet?
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Old Apr 19th 2009, 08:29 AM   #15
 
  Apr 2009
  Cedar, MN
Viking, I drive a few extra miles to get my feed mixed in a tumbler. The pellet my feed mill sells comes in a 50 lb. bag. When they put the pellet and other ingredients in the tumbler I have them mix liquid molasses and soybean oil in a 8 to 1 ratio. That would be 1000 lbs. of feed mixture, 40 lbs. of liquid molasses, and 5 lbs. of soybean oil. You could put garlic (2 to 3 lbs.) per 1000 lbs. of feed into the tumbler during fly season. The garlic will cut down on stress and deer that are fed well without stress are healthy animals and do not have problems with ticks. The habitat in my back yard has been changed greatly in the last ten years for the better by having deer. The deer have turned brushy land into tillable soil which has benefitted them also. JOE
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