Can someone help me? I have a mini mare who has botfly eggs on her legs. The botfly knife doesn't remove the eggs. She has such soft fine hair. Is there a powder or something I could put on that might kill the eggs and get them to drop off? Thanks for reading, Lois
Some flies lay their larvae (called bot eggs) on the hair of your horse’s legs. An easy way to kill bot eggs is by lightly coating the eggs with a light oil such as vegetable or mineral oil. This makes it so the larvae can’t breath and kills them. There are pumice type products available that might work better for you than the knife to remove the eggs. You can also try gently running a disposable bic razor gently over them. ~bethkay
Please let me know if anyone has any other suggestions!