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Dave    Posted 01-16-2002 at 07:14:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've heard of a black paint to put on a wood fence that keeps horses from knawing on it. They said they thought it was ecron asphalt paint or something like that. I can't find anything about it on the net. Anybody know what their talking about?


Dave    Posted 01-17-2002 at 10:50:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for all of the good info!!!!

This is a great forum! I'm sure I'll ask many more questions.

RealFarmer    Posted 01-16-2002 at 19:10:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't know about horses,but with cattle, chewing on wood is a sign of phosphorus deficiency.

PCC-AL    Posted 01-16-2002 at 14:28:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Dave,
I think that horses eating wood fence, barns, etc is a sign of some diet deficiency. I know that ours ate a lot of our barn before we put mineral salt blocks in for them. They seemed to stop after that.
Painting the posts may take a lot of paint and labor. How about a temporary electric fence along the top of the posts for a while? This may teach them not to play beaver. Good luck.

goinNutts    Posted 01-16-2002 at 09:12:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
my 2 cents would be if you can get hold of some used motor oil , apply that to the fence and that should stop them from knawing on it as well,worked for me as well as others I know,, and .....its free repair shops are usually happy to get rid of it, it lso leaves a sort of stained worn look to the wood,

Farmer-Gene    Posted 01-16-2002 at 07:46:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
If they haven't been doing it for long, sometimes a strong smelling bar soap like irish spring will work, just rub it on the fence.

Tom A    Posted 01-16-2002 at 07:42:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I saw a paint additive at our Southern States a few months back, and it was supposed to stop horses from chewing on the wood when you mixed it with paint.

I didn't pay too much attention, and didn't get the name of the stuff, but I would guess your local co-op might carry it or at least know about it. If not, let me know and I'll see if I can get the name for you.

good luck,

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