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Debra Petsu
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Username: Petsu

Post Number: 12
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Friday, Mar 19, 2004 - 8:25 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I bought a 4 year old pony as a companion for my 16 year old horse. They seem to enjoy each others company, but their play ends up with the pony biting Mickey's buttocks and tail. It has come to the point of 6 inches of tail look like a crew cut and his butt is getting hairless, with abrasions.
Mickey is a 15.3 h Belgian/quarter who recently became blind in one eye. I put a bell on Choppers halter, Mickey should be able to avoid him , but sometimes I see Mickey running after Chopper and then run past him just to get bitten.
I thought of a muzzel , but he can't eat hay through it , also I tried spraying on a wound care product that stank of fish oil and turpintine/pine, realy gross. Tea tree oil didn't repel Chopper. Any thoughts or suggestion will be helpful. Thanks
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Username: Dro

Post Number: 10122
Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Sunday, Mar 21, 2004 - 7:52 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

They make some spray on chew stop products available at the vets or pet store. You might try one of these but it will require diligent reapplication.
DrO
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