How to care for the basic health needs of horses
Horse-health-problem risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment
Proper feeding practices for foals, adult horses, and older horses
Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of leg lameness
Prevention and treatment for problems of the equine foot
Design and maintain a healthy horse operation
Horse breeding from planning through foal care
News and issues for equine health professionals
All aspects of caring for performance horses
Discussions about the welfare of our equine friends
Leading rhinitis researchers share the latest developments regarding this respiratory-disease-causing virus. Read More
Quick references of horse conditions, diseases & health topics
In-depth reports on many aspects of horse health care
Detailed summaries of conventions and seminars on horse health
Browse horses that are FREE to a good home.
Add your FREE horse to our list of adoptable horses.
Learn more about adoption, whether you’re adopting a horse or giving a horse away.
9yr. old green broke wanting and willing to learn more good with other horses. paint tobino Read More
Q&As about caring for your horse
Find upcoming horse health educational events
Look up the meaning of horse health terms
Articulos en Español (Articles in Spanish)
Healthy temperature, heart, & respiration rates
Estimate your horse's weight
Estimate your mare’s foaling date
Users weigh in on horse health care
Recently launched horse health products
Find an AAEP veterinarian near you
Veterinarians answer your questions during a monthly live audio event.
A weekly discussion on horse health topics.
Get the latest news and information on horse health care.
Does your horse drool like a dog? Here are some possible reasons why, from the benign to the life-threatening.
The item has been sent to .
let the chickens free range last year - not one bot fly egg!
4/21/2014 11:05:50 PM
Also remove manure and use a premise repellent.
4/21/2014 10:07:39 PM
All of the above but I try to not use premise sprays because of the critters who eat the bugs.
4/21/2014 9:50:22 PM
All the above.....
4/21/2014 9:19:12 PM
A combination of fly predators, sprays, fly masks.
4/21/2014 6:44:09 PM
It does take more than one method, though.
4/21/2014 6:39:08 PM
and fly sticky tapes hung in the barn
4/21/2014 4:56:50 PM
a mix of the above
4/21/2014 4:40:54 PM
4/21/2014 4:10:58 PM
I use spot on and raw apple cider vinegar in the water troughs!!
4/21/2014 3:00:39 PM
Not that it is a preferred method but it is the only really effective for allergic/sensitive horses.
4/21/2014 12:55:33 PM
bug off garlic
4/21/2014 11:44:47 AM
all of the above with reduced spraying.
4/21/2014 10:42:20 AM
Avoid sweet feeds, feed some ration as pellets [less manure], vinegar helps and flies hate fans
4/21/2014 2:59:21 AM
I use more than one treatment
4/20/2014 8:44:03 PM
Dung beetles are your friends. Protect them wherever you can.
4/20/2014 6:55:10 PM
Our paddocks located next to an open field and the wind is usually so strong that we rarely need spr
4/20/2014 4:32:46 PM
along with fly masks and sheets, use fly sprays
4/20/2014 3:07:52 PM
I feed Buggzo
4/19/2014 8:49:28 PM
4/19/2014 2:26:05 PM
Have to use spray, to fend off ticks,in OH, also use masks
4/19/2014 6:22:46 AM
4/19/2014 3:11:52 AM
Garlic fed to the horses starting in Feb, ending in late Sept
4/18/2014 5:53:57 PM
We use a combination: horse sprays, wasps, birds and bats, frequent manure removal
4/18/2014 3:57:42 PM
fly parasites, birds and bats, manure management
4/18/2014 10:12:47 AM
As well as masks. Chickens also help keep the area clean of bugs.
4/18/2014 10:00:18 AM
I use a combination of fly spray, premise, fly masks, birds, manure removal
4/18/2014 3:23:15 AM
We use ALL these methods except parasite wasps.
4/18/2014 12:40:36 AM
with freedom spot on and garlic and of course parasite wasps …what flys in florida ??
4/17/2014 9:51:25 PM
all of the above!
4/17/2014 7:38:23 PM
Have used fly parasite wasps for 30 years--works. Also cleaning, birds, bats and more gentle sprays
4/17/2014 7:01:25 PM
All of the above except for wasps and premises sprays
4/17/2014 4:25:16 PM
Along with fly sheets and masks to help with UV rays
4/17/2014 2:18:37 PM
A combined assault of wasps, traps, and composting really cuts down the need for masks and spray!
4/17/2014 2:08:54 PM
Poll should allow multiple choices; I use fly sprays on horses, and parasite wasps (they work well!)
4/17/2014 12:12:02 PM
as well as fly spray on all uncovered areas
4/17/2014 11:57:27 AM
We rely on all forms of natural fly controls and compost too. We LOVE the birds and Bats!!
4/17/2014 11:45:17 AM
I love fly predators, but we can't use them effectively anymore with cows next door..
4/17/2014 9:58:42 AM
All of the above
4/17/2014 9:19:08 AM
combination of all is best I believe
4/17/2014 8:12:30 AM
Istabled during the day & out at night. UK
4/17/2014 1:58:01 AM
I use a fly mask also
4/16/2014 10:19:48 PM
I use fly spray and drops but have seen insect eating birds die as a consequence.
4/16/2014 7:46:31 PM
I use spot-on with really great results. It also repells ticks.
4/16/2014 6:45:07 PM
My mare goes through too many bottles.
4/16/2014 6:26:15 PM
Remove manure and all wet bedding and disinfect stable every day. Muck pile taken away off site.
4/16/2014 4:59:36 PM
And I have all manure totally removed from the property once a week.
4/16/2014 4:54:22 PM
4/16/2014 3:52:47 PM
I use fly parasites too. My horses have SE, so I put Boett blankets on them and the blankets work!
4/16/2014 3:22:15 PM
Our chickens free range around the barn and manure piles, eating flies & larvae!
4/16/2014 2:30:51 PM
I use fly parasite wasps, birds and fly sprays and masks if necessary.Keep the place neat.
4/16/2014 2:00:31 PM
I believe a combination of these methods is essential for adequate fly control.
4/16/2014 1:21:24 PM
Why can't we pick more than one method? I'm sure most people use multiple approaches to fly control.
4/16/2014 12:39:42 PM
Sprays. Masks and Manure removal done equally
4/16/2014 12:37:35 PM
Small amount of cedar shavings on top of pine shavings is great. Some horses are allergic to cedar.
4/16/2014 11:35:44 AM
Need a "multiple" option - we use premise, horse spray, masks, parasite wasps & manure removal!
4/16/2014 10:56:48 AM
Feed through fly growth inhibitors and Quick Bayt scatter bait in the barn in addition to fly sheet.
4/16/2014 10:55:21 AM
i use fly spray, fly sheets, individual fly sprayers in each stall and manure removal !!! Hard to vo
4/16/2014 10:53:59 AM
We use the feed through fly control mineral blocks. They work great
4/16/2014 10:53:08 AM
Also use fly predators
4/16/2014 8:57:49 AM
Fly spray, fly parasites, compost manure, and a fly mask on my more sensitive horse, if he needs it.
4/16/2014 8:47:13 AM
Management- horses in during the day
4/16/2014 8:32:38 AM
My chickens have kept my barn 99% fly free for over a year now.
4/16/2014 7:48:04 AM
Spot on fly repellants are used along with your above choices and a toad pond!
4/16/2014 4:18:43 AM
We use a variety--parasite wasps, fly traps, manure removal/composting, birds/bats and topical items
4/16/2014 2:14:25 AM
Fly spray, sheet, and leg wraps - helps a lot to prevent stamping causing chipped hooves and lamenes
4/16/2014 1:31:36 AM
Can i say "all of the above"? Here in AZ we have a fly problem year around-the battle never ends!
4/15/2014 10:59:07 PM
spray on body / mask on face
4/15/2014 10:12:40 PM
Fly Parasite, remove manure
4/15/2014 8:45:20 PM
Fly Trap Bags. Each dead fly is a hundred not hatched.
4/15/2014 8:40:19 PM
Manure pickup, fly predators, a good fly spray
4/15/2014 8:21:47 PM
I use fly masks, spray and have barn swallows
4/15/2014 6:27:13 PM
4/15/2014 6:07:44 PM
COMBO! *Natural* fly repellents, fly masks, birds/bats, manure composting, Sweet PDZ, DE
4/15/2014 6:05:03 PM
Fly parasites, manure management & other natural methods
4/15/2014 5:46:09 PM
I USE A COMBO OF ABOVE
4/15/2014 5:37:03 PM
Feed-through Simplifly control in addition to fly sprays
4/15/2014 5:30:37 PM
Fly predators and fly spray when out.
4/15/2014 5:27:48 PM
I use Equitrol feed thru, Fly masks and sheets, Fly Predators as well as Mosquito Halt.....SE Texas.
4/15/2014 5:27:37 PM
4/15/2014 5:23:45 PM
4/15/2014 5:09:33 PM
fly masks in day, fly misters in opening of barn keep inside of barn good, fans excellent help
4/15/2014 5:02:23 PM
An automated system in the barn, body sprays on the horses and metered boxes in outbuildings
4/15/2014 4:48:00 PM
Fly spray, mask, and sheet for my horse
4/15/2014 4:44:49 PM
I also use fly spray whenever working with the horses
4/15/2014 4:40:29 PM
chickens, fly spray and fly masks
4/15/2014 4:34:46 PM
Fly sprayers in the barn and fly parasites in the manure pile and pasture.
4/15/2014 4:23:07 PM
I add pyrethrins and skin so soft (Avon) to a base of horse fly spray. No mosquitos!
4/15/2014 3:44:40 PM
Use spray on the body, masks for the face and also have birds and bats around
4/15/2014 2:08:45 PM
In combination with the other options. Fly predators work wonders.
4/15/2014 1:33:34 PM
Sticky traps and a microbial spray to neutralize ammonia on pee spots
4/15/2014 1:23:09 PM
All the choices
4/15/2014 10:35:32 AM
A combination of topical sprays, premise sprays and, fly sheets.
4/15/2014 10:10:23 AM
UltraBoss for easy longer-term control
4/15/2014 9:24:16 AM
i have 2 sweet itch horses!!! sheets, masks, ointment & sprays as well as manure collecting.
4/15/2014 8:30:14 AM
I save a lot of money by only applying fly spray to my horse's legs when he wears his fly gear.
4/15/2014 8:06:55 AM
I put vinegar in the water tank and use fly traps in their stalls.
4/15/2014 7:17:45 AM
4/15/2014 3:25:03 AM
I use Fly Predators.
4/15/2014 1:02:54 AM
fly traps, sprays, and premises sprays. also, fly spray comes from the misters in the summer
4/15/2014 12:13:15 AM
Sign up for the latest in:
Copyright © 2014 BLOOD-HORSE PUBLICATIONS. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission of BLOOD-HORSE PUBLICATIONS is prohibited. THE HORSE, THE HORSE logo, THEHORSE.COM and THEHORSE.COM logo are trademarks of BLOOD-HORSE PUBLICATIONS.