Insect Control

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Deltamethrin for Culicoides, AHS Control Studied

August 01, 2015

Researchers found that the insecticide deltamethrin did not appear to prevent midges from feeding on horses.... Read More

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Nine Tips on Keeping Your Horse Safe from Pests

July 31, 2015

From vaccinating against disease to storing feed properly, learn how to protect your horses from pests.... Read More

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Evicting Carpenter Bees

July 27, 2015

What is the best way to get rid of carpenter bees without harming my horse? ... Read More

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It's Not Too Late to Vaccinate Horses Against EEE, WNV

July 21, 2015

There's still time to take steps to protect your horse from these two potentially deadly mosquito-borne diseases.... Read More

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Horse Owners Should Take Precautions Against EEE, WNV

July 01, 2015

Vaccinating, eliminating standing water, and stalling horses can reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease.... Read More

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How Do I Train My Horse to Accept Fly Spray?

June 11, 2015

Dr. Nancy Diehl shares her thoughts on using clicker training to help a horse get used to having fly spray applied.... Read More

Violet-green swallows are common North American insect-eaters.

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Free, Non-Toxic Insect Control for Horse Properties

June 03, 2015

Encourage insect-eating birds to move into your yards, pasture and barn areas.... Read More

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Getting to the Bottom of a Bite

May 26, 2015

Toxic reactions to bites are uncommon in horses, but when they do occur the consequences can be serious.... Read More

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Horse Owners: Vaccinate Against WNV, EEE

April 27, 2015

Owners are encouraged to vaccinate their horses prior to the onset of peak mosquito season.... Read More

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10 Easy Earth Day Tips to Green Up Your Horse Life

April 22, 2015

Follow these 10 earth-friendly tips to help reduce our horses' hoof prints on our planet. ... Read More

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USDA to Begin Equine Study This Spring

April 06, 2015

The study's results will serve as a basis for education and research related to equine health and management, and more. ... Read More

Spring is in the air! Now’s the time to get your horse property ready for the season.

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Spring Cleaning Tips: Getting Ready for Growing Season

March 19, 2015

What are your spring cleaning goals? ... Read More

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West Nile Virus in U.S. Horses

March 17, 2015

West Nile virus has infected more than 25,000 horses since its 1999 entrance into the United States.... Read More

Install a bat box to attract these bug-loving flyers - but be patient, it can take up to two years for residents to move in.

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Bats in My Barn

March 16, 2015

Bats have moved into one horse owner's barn. Find out if that's a good or bad thing.... Read More

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Four Tips for a Fly-Free Spring

February 27, 2015

A coordinated insect control approach can help keep horses as fly-free as possible this spring.... Read More

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Nearly Nontoxic Insect Control

October 03, 2014

Fewer flies and less chemical warfare can create a healthier barn environment for you and your horse.... Read More

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You Never Can Tell With Bees

September 09, 2014

Have you ever come across bees while riding your horse?... Read More

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West Nile Virus can Threaten Horse Health this Fall

August 20, 2014

It's not too late to help protect your horses from contracting West Nile virus. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Reducing Risk from Tick-Borne Diseases

August 09, 2014

Get tips on how you and your horse can avoid contracting a tick-borne disease.... Read More

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Examine Hay for Toxic Striped Blister Beetles

August 01, 2014

Blister beetles produce the caustic oily compound cantharidin, which can cause horses to become sick or die.... Read More

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Fly and Other Insect Patrol for Senior Horses

July 22, 2014

Do you think your senior horses have grown more sensitive to flies as they've aged?... Read More

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Protecting Horses from Ticks

June 26, 2014

Ticks might be tough opponents, but you can take steps to reduce pasture infestations and protect horses.... Read More

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Take Steps to Protect Horses from WNV Now

June 22, 2014

Start thinking now about protecting yourself and your horse from West Nile virus (WNV) this summer.... Read More

External abscesses due to pigeon fever most commonly occur in the pectoral region and require surgical lancing to drain.

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Pigeon Fever: Myths and Misconceptions

June 20, 2014

As pigeon fever spreads across the United States, so does information--and misinformation--about it. ... Read More

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Texas Horses Dead after being Swarmed by Bees

June 19, 2014

An official said the horses likely received thousands of stings; both animals were euthanized at the scene.... Read More