Insect Control

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Time for Kentuckians to Take Mosquito Protection Measures

June 24, 2016

UK entomologists have captured Asian tiger mosquitoes, a possible carrier for the Zika virus, in Central Kentucky.... Read More

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Enter The Horse's Fly Mask Mishap Contest

June 10, 2016

Submit your fly mask mishap story for a chance to be featured on TheHorse.com and be entered to win a prize pack! ... Read More

<em>Maps courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Tick photos courtesy of Mat Pound/USDA/Bugwood.org and Wikimedia Commons</em>

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Tick-Borne Disease: Tremendously Tricky

May 24, 2016

Learn the latest on diseases horses can get from ticks and why they continue to frustrate veterinarians and researchers.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Fly Masked-Marauders

May 03, 2016

Of the 661 respondents, 466 (70%) said their horses wear fly masks regularly during the spring and summer. ... Read More

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Flies and Bugs: Protect Your Horse

April 29, 2016

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

Figure 1. Periodical cicada.

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Cicadas to Emerge Soon, Little Kentucky Impact Expected

April 24, 2016

Brood V of the 17-year periodical cicada, which is comprised of three separate species, is due to emerge this spring. ... Read More

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Is My Horse a Tick Magnet?

April 06, 2016

What might cause one horse to have many ticks on him while his pasturemate only has a few?... Read More

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Kentucky Mosquitoes' Impact on Horses

April 05, 2016

Learn which mosquitoes can transmit disease and how to manage populations on your farm.... Read More

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Study: Shelters Help Keep Flies at Bay

February 29, 2016

Researchers found providing a climate-appropriate shelter in the summer can provide horses with shade and insect relief.... Read More

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Zika Virus: Are Horses at Risk?

February 16, 2016

Zika virus recently made news for its reported link to human birth defects. But can this WNV relative affect horses?... Read More

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

January 11, 2016

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More

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Researcher-Tested Fly Control Methods Revealed

November 06, 2015

Scientists determined that mosquito netting and large fans could be the best defense against flying insects.... Read More

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Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Update

October 07, 2015

With a mortality rate of 90% in horses, EEE is a serious mosquito-borne disease. ... Read More

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Getah Virus: Significance as an Equine Pathogen

October 07, 2015

A 2014 outbreak at a Japanese racing stable re-awakened awareness of Getah virus and its threat to horses. ... Read More

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Wet Weather Leads to Thriving Mosquito Populations

August 20, 2015

Rain can result in an abundance of mosquitoes, which can transmit serious diseases to your horse.... Read More

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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

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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