Insect Control

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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

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California Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses against WNV

June 19, 2014

Horses should be vaccinated at least annually, ideally prior to mosquito season.... Read More

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Florida Owners Encouraged to Vaccinate Horses against EEE

June 17, 2014

Florida owners should vaccinate their horses against EEE in light of increased mosquito populations.... Read More

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Second Marion County, Florida, Horse Diagnosed with EEE

June 12, 2014

A horse located about four miles east of Citra has tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).... Read More

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Owners Urged to Vaccinate Horses against West Nile Virus

June 08, 2014

Maryland officials are urging owners to vaccinate horses against the potentially fatal disease.... Read More

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Owners Urged to Ensure Horses' Vaccinations are Up to Date

May 25, 2014

Delaware owners are advised to ensure horses' vaccinations are current to protect against dangerous diseases.... Read More

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Horse Owners Advised to Guard against Mosquitoes

May 20, 2014

Take steps to protect horses against diseases spread by mosquitoes that are becoming active with warm weather.... Read More

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Time to Vaccinate Horses against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

May 13, 2014

Massachusetts officials say early vaccination ensures animals are protected prior to peak arboviral season.... Read More

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Is My Horse a Tick Magnet?

May 12, 2014

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

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Horse Owners: Vaccinate against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

May 10, 2014

The beginning of mosquito season means it's time to vaccinate animals against mosquito-borne diseases.... Read More

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Eastern Tent Caterpillars on the Move in Central Kentucky

May 10, 2014

Experts advise farm managers to ensure pregnant mares do not come in contact with crawling caterpillars.... Read More

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Horse Owners Urged to Control Mosquito Populations

May 09, 2014

Horse owners are advised to control mosquito populations to minimize animals' chances of contracting WNV.... Read More

This paper wasp is guarding its nest. Native paper wasps like to build nests along barn, shed, and arena eaves, and ledges.

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Property Pest Control

May 08, 2014

Mosquitoes and flies top most horse owners' lists of bugs to beware of, but don't forget these other pests. ... Read More

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Time to Consider Vaccinating Horses against WNV

May 06, 2014

Washington officials are advising owners to ensure their horses are vaccinated against West Nile virus (WNV).... Read More

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Equine WNV Spread across Central Europe Investigated

May 04, 2014

Conditions, such as flooding and high temperatures, could contribute to WNV's spread, one researcher says.... Read More

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10 Easy Earth Day Tips to Green Up Your Horse Life

April 22, 2014

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

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Poll Recap: Fly Control Methods

April 22, 2014

Of the 487 respondents, 150 (31%) said fly sprays are their favorite fly control method.... Read More

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Applying Insect Repellents

April 19, 2014

Whether a horse is troublesome or trouble-free about fly spray, here are some basic do's and don'ts to follow.... Read More