With the humid weather we are having there seems to be an increase of kangaroo ticks in the Bullsbrook area, which I have found a few on my horses. I have been told you can feed sulpher powder which should act as a deterant to ticks attaching themselves to suck blood. Does anyone have knowledge of this and how much can you feed safely. Many Thanks:confused
For the horses, a tablespoon per day, and you should see results within six weeks (or less). Reduce this amount for small pony's.
Reduce the amount for dogs, depending on their size. Probally best to get the Pat Coleby small animals book to determine the rate to add to feed.
I would also sprinkle the sulphur around their bedding and under their beds (dogs), and if there are any sandy areas that they like to dig and lie in, sprinkle some sulphur in there also. It should knock the ticks and fleas back for sure.
I've tried the sulphur and it didn't make one iota of difference.
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I have used diatomaceous earth with success - you should be able to get it from your stock feed place. You sprinkle it over the horse. When I was rugging the pony I sprinkled the powder inside the rug and it seemed to help a lot.
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