Rodent & Pest Control


Study: Zebra Stripes Deter Horseflies

February 22, 2012

According to a recent study, a coat pattern with numerous narrow stripes deteres horseflies from landing. ... Read More


Botulism or Ticks Likely Caused Australian Horse Deaths

November 02, 2011

Botulism and scrub tick infestations both cause the progressive muscular paralysis seen in the deceased horses... Read More


Insect Control

October 18, 2011

Reduce your horse farm's insect populations by eliminating breeding areas and using pest control strategies. ... Read More


Mosquito-Killing Laser to Prevent Equine Infectious Disease?

October 01, 2011

A new product--the mosquito laser--could help protect horses from infectious mosquito-borne diseases.... Read More


Bee Swarm Responsible for California Horse Death

July 30, 2011

Swarming bees are being blamed for the death of a horse in Riverside Calif.... Read More


Horse Owners Urged to Watch for West Nile Virus

July 09, 2011

Extensive rain, flooding, and warm temperatures have created prime conditions for mosquitoes, heightening the ... Read More


Summer Insects: Flies, Ticks, Wasps, Bees

June 19, 2011

With summer's heat, haze, and humidity come bugs, including several types of flies, ticks, and stinging pests.... Read More


Cornell Introduces New Lyme Disease Test

June 19, 2011

A newly released test for Lyme disease in horses and dogs should help improve the understanding of the disease... Read More


Eco-Friendly Pest Control

May 01, 2011

Today, many horse owners are trying to find less potentially harmful ways to control vermin than pesticides. ... Read More


Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: Green Horse Keeping Now Available

April 29, 2011

There is no need to start panicking about osteoarthritis (OA) the day your foal's feet hit the ground, but its impact should be considered following every footfall thereafter.... Read More


Green Horse Keeping

April 28, 2011

What environmentally friendly management practices might work for you and your farm? ... Read More


Dealing with Ticks

April 12, 2011

Ticks are not only unsightly, they also can transmit infectious diseases such as ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, and piroplasmosis to horses. Severe infestations can cause skin irritations and even anemia (a decrease of healthy red blood cells).... Read More


Catnip Oil Tested as Stable Fly Repellent

February 11, 2011

Anyone who's ever set foot on a farm has most likely encountered the plaguelike presence of Stomoxys calcitrans--otherwise known as stable flies. These pests are both an annoyance and a health risk for horses, but the results of a recent study ... Read More


Multi-Species Grazing: Horses and Cows and Goats, Oh My!

September 01, 2010

A handful of horses graze in a pasture one week; a herd of goats mow down its bushes and weeds the next. This multi-species rotational grazing system has its advantages, but whether they outweigh the disadvantages will depend on your situation... Read More


Africanized Bee Swarm Kills Two Horses in California

August 02, 2010

A California rancher recommends horse owners examine their barns for Africanized honeybee hives after two horses stabled on her Menifee property died subsequent to sustaining hundreds of stings. The two Tennessee Walking horses were stabled in a barn... Read More


Horse Parasite Control Programs

May 01, 2010

Because of the potential for anthelmintic resistance, deworming decisions should be based on fecal egg counts.... Read More


Parasites: Roads to Resistance

May 01, 2010

Parasites follow Darwin's law: survival of the fittest. In fact, all biological organisms adapt. ... Read More


Oregon Rider Injured when Bees Swarm Horse

September 29, 2009

An Oregon woman was injured when bees swarmed her horse as she was riding on the Pacific Crest Trail, The Seattle Times reported.... Read More


Readers Take on the Battle of the Flies

July 25, 2009

More than 1,100 readers of responded to a poll asking, "How do you deal with flies at your barn?"

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Killer Bees Attack California Rider, Horses

June 11, 2009

A California equestrian was attacked by a swarm of aggressive Africanized honeybees--also known as "killer bees"--while riding on a public trail in Rolling Hills, Calif., last week., Read More


Aluminum Phosphide Poisoning

March 06, 2009

Aluminum phosphide is an indoor fumigant used to kill insects in most, if not all, of the stored grains we and our horses are exposed to. Like most pesticides, it can cause major problems in unintended species when used incorrectly.... Read More


Mosquito Control Tips

March 01, 2009

Mosquitoes are more than just an annoyance: they're a disease threat. Safeguard your animals (and you).... Read More


Good Barn Keeping

February 12, 2009

Careful horse barn planning and regular maintenance can mean a longer-lasting structure that’s more efficient.... Read More


Flies and Bugs

January 06, 2009

Your horses face external parasites year-round; be prepared to fight!... Read More


Flies and Bugs

January 01, 2009

Mites, lice, flies, and mosquitoes can cause irritation to horses and carry dangerous diseases. ... Read More