Insect Control

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Mosquito Control Measures: Poll Results

July 02, 2009

About 980 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What mosquito control measures do you utilize?"... Read More

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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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Competent Horse Care

April 01, 2009

Timely deworming, immunizations, and farrier work are only part of the equation. Ongoing observation is required to ensure your horse is properly fed and cared for.... 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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New for Veterinarians and Equine Professionals

February 01, 2009

A year-round guide to what's available for assisting veterinary professionals.... 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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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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Flies Be Gone

July 03, 2008

The size of a football, each trap catches up to 20,000 flies. The easy-to-use device is disposable and requires no maintenance. Each unit comes complete with a protein-based natural fly food called Ultra Biomass.... Read More

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Caterpillars and Creepy Crawlies: Readers Respond

May 24, 2008

Nearly 450 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you do anything to keep pregnant mares away from caterpillars on your farm?"... Read More

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Readers Respond: That Ticks Me Off!

May 19, 2008

More than 1,700 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you have problems with ticks on your horse(s)?"

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Groom Carefully as Tick Season Fires Up

May 12, 2008

Everyone wants their horses to be healthy. Ticks are carriers of Lyme disease, for which there is no currently licensed equine vaccine available. Pay careful attention to your horses and monitor them for ticks. Lyme disease can also occur in humans, ... Read More

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MRLS: Caterpillar Population Up Sharply from 2007

May 09, 2008

Experts with the University of Kentucky (UK) report that Eastern tent caterpillars are now wandering in the area, and population levels are among the highest they've seen since the 2001, when mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) hit Central... Read More

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Natural Fly Management

May 01, 2008

Control flies around your barn with tiny wasps that reduce fly populations, but don't sting horses or humans

Controlling the flies around you and your horses is very important, not just because of the irritating bites, but... Read More

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Face Flies Linked to Sarcoid Spread?

January 10, 2008

A U.K. veterinarian has possibly linked common face flies to the spread of sarcoids, one of the most commonly encountered equine neoplasias (tumors), and it is conceivable that the risk of spreading sarcoids could be minimized through horse... Read More

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Understanding West Nile Virus

October 02, 2007

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Wound TLC

October 01, 2007

Proper and prompt care for each type of wound can make a difference in healing.... Read More

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Reduce Insects Organically With Birds

June 13, 2007

Recruiting attractive insect-eating birds to a horse facility, barn, or pasture is an easy and organic way to increase insect control.... Read More

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Attacked Saddlebreds: Judge Rules Stable Owners Not Negligent

May 12, 2007

The owners of a central Kentucky boarding farm were not negligent when someone injected five Saddlebreds with a tissue-destroying substance in 2003, a judge has ruled.

Woodford Circuit Judge Paul Issacs issued a 13-page opinion Thursday (May... Read More

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Different Origin of Insect Hypersensitivity in Icelandics?

October 23, 2006

Insect bite hypersensitivity might have a different origin in Icelandic horses than in horses of other breeds.... Read More

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Autumn Pests

October 01, 2006

Someone told me cows attract bot flies. Is this true?... Read More

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Kentucky Governor Urges Horse Owners to Prepare for Emergencies

September 25, 2006

In a joint statement issued today (Sept. 25), Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher and the directors of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and the Kentucky Horse Park stated, "Kentucky and horses are innately, inseparably connected to one... Read More

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Testing for Insect Hypersensitivity

September 14, 2006

Allergy testing is done in many species, including horses and humans. Unfortunately, testing to determine a horse is hypersensitive to insect bites is difficult. This disease (insect hypersensitivity) occurs seasonally, in horses of all ages and bree... Read More

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Study Leads to Safer Caterpillar Insecticides

June 01, 2006

Experts predicted that Eastern tent caterpillars (ETC) would begin showing up in greater numbers in Central Kentucky this spring, making it an especially important time for area horse farms to be implementing control strategies. One such strategy ... Read More