Rodent & Pest Control

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Green Horse Keeping

April 28, 2011

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Parasites: Roads to Resistance

May 01, 2010

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

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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

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Readers Take on the Battle of the Flies

July 25, 2009

More than 1,100 readers of TheHorse.com 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

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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

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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

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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

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Flies and Bugs

January 06, 2009

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

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Flies and Bugs

January 01, 2009

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

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Opossum Patrol: Readers Share Control Strategies

November 17, 2008

Nearly 900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you take any steps to limit opossums around your farm to reduce the chance your horses will get EPM?"

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Autumn is 'Fly Season'

October 12, 2008

Autumn is no time for an outdoor picnic, says entomologist Lynn Kimsey, chair of the University of California, Davis Department of Entomology and director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It's fly season.

The common house fly (Musca... Read More

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UK, Kentucky Equine Humane Center to Host Pasture Management Seminar

August 06, 2008

The University of Kentucky's pasture evaluation program will host a seminar called "Horse Pastures in the Fall: a Perfect Time to Renovate" in conjunction with the Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) at the center's facility in Nicholasville, Ky.... Read More

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Mosquito Dunk Danger?

August 01, 2008

Q: Has there been any research on the safety of using "BTi mosquito dunks" in horse water troughs and buckets? A: A: Mosquito dunks are a form of the solid-dwelling Bacillus thuringiensis bacteria... Read More

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Disease Prevention

July 08, 2008

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