Livestock owners - what a neat product this is!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Wynette, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    It's expensive ($59 a pad), but I've got a donkey that goes bonkers itching in the summer. I can't tell you how much fly spray I go through, just for him! (Probably more than $59 worth!!)

    http://www.itchin-post.com/index-l.html

    Does anyone have this product and, if so, would you give your feedback on it?
     
  2. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
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    I don't know but thats one BIG horse! He seems to enjoy it.
     
  3. Samarai Jenn

    Samarai Jenn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have two, for our horses. They use it alot, and its well worth it.
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Samarai, was wondering how they do over winter - are they like rubber, flexible? Or, or like PVC? Does winter hair get stuck in them and, if so, is it easy to clean out?
     
  5. Samarai Jenn

    Samarai Jenn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're not that itchy in the winter, but they still use it randomly. Its flexible like rubber, but its not too flexible. And its pretty easy to clean out.
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Great - thanks much for the feedback; may have to pick one up!
     
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    They have those for cats. Why not bigger citters? That horse looks like it has gone to heaven [​IMG]
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    LOVE your avi, Wifezilla! Too cute!

    Yeah, he sure does! I don't have a tree one in my pasture for my horses and donkeys; I've got a lean-to on one side of the barn with 4 or 5 posts that they'll rub on, but the posts are just 4x4 posts. I can't imagine they'd feel nearly as good as this scratchy thing! And, when they shed in thespring, they get SO itchy, poor things!
     
  9. KrisRose

    KrisRose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2007
    Davison, MI.
    Perfect.
    I have purchased extra fence posts ( 8 ft X 6 inch) for this very reason. In the article I read the folks who made it used a street sweeper brush that was being thrown out. My local road commission wasn't as cooperative [​IMG].
     
  10. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep - I read that article (or a similar one), too. I used a bunch of T-posts banded together, and our Road Commission was very uncooperative about getting rid of an old sweeper, too. Like...what are they going to do with them anyway? Sheesh.
     

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