Cicadas are Coming--But Shouldn't Affect Horses

After a 17-year absence from Kentucky, one of the largest-known broods of periodical cicadas will emerge this spring, but it doesn't appear that the cicadas' arrival should cause any harm to horses. Periodical cicadas--having black bodies, bright red eyes, and amber wings with orange veins--usually emerge in mid- to late May.

Tree damage will result from the cicadas' laying of eggs, and

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