Avoid Mayflies to Minimize PHF Risk

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Minimizing your horse’s risk of contracting Potomac horse fever (PHF) might be as simple as shutting off the lights.

Mayflies—swarms of which are common in Southeast Minnesota and adjacent areas of Wisconsin—were incriminated as a vector of PHF during a 2005 outbreak in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Julia Wilson, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, an associate professor of Veterinary Population

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