Wash be­fore use

EQUUS - - Eq Letters -

All of the fly sheets listed in “Fly Away” (Tack & Gear, EQUUS 452) made me want to share my re­cent ex­pe­ri­ence af­ter I bought some fly boots for my Paint horse. I put them on one af­ter­noon, and early the next morn­ing, I got a fran­tic call from the ranch owner. My horse would not move or eat. He was ob­vi­ously in a lot of pain. I took the fly boots off and was hor­ri­fied to see what looked like burns on his legs. The vet­eri­nar­ian said that they were like chem­i­cal burns. It took three ve­teri­nary vis­its, many wraps and much med­i­ca­tion to clear this up.

I highly rec­om­mend wash­ing fly boots and masks be­fore us­ing them. My horse still wears a fly mask, and he does just fine as long as I wash new ones be­fore he wears them. Chris Manzella Lake­side, Cal­i­for­nia

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