I feel so badly for Norma… she is badly irritated by flies in the summer months and it really exacerbates her donkey psoriasis.
So, this year, I’ve decided to add a few weapons to our arsenal. On top of the natural herbs, fly sprays and fly masks… I’ve added leg wraps (mesh) and a huge, lightweight, nose/ears covering fly mask.
She hates it.
I don’t blame her. (The issue is that no one that I have found makes a true DONKEY fly mask… they make a one-size-fits-all-longears and that isn’t true. Norma is a regular sized donkey and this mask is for MULES AND DONKEYS which is totally a misnomer because donkeys and mules are totally different animals! Please, someone, make a flymask for regular donkeys… I know, I know, there aren’t enough of them to make it fiscally worthwhile – but I need one.)
Let’s see how long the flymask lasts…
(PS: She has a fan… and I have only had unfortunate luck with feed-throughs. Not saying they don’t work for some, just not for my horses.)
(Couldn’t help but think of this image when I took Norma’s pic in her new gear.)