Insect Control

External abscesses due to pigeon fever most commonly occur in the pectoral region and require surgical lancing to drain.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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

The effects of climate change are surrounding us and undoubtedly are effecting our horse's health. While it is an uneasy feeling, there are ways we can manage the uncertainty.


Climate Change and Horse Keeping: Managing the Uncertainty

April 18, 2014

From pasture management to disease spread, how will climate change affect horse health and husbandry?... Read More


A New Meaning to 'Paint Horse'

January 27, 2014

One German horse owner paints zebra stripes on her horses to repel flies.... Read More


Study: Not All WNV Vaccines Render Same Immune Response

January 06, 2014

Researchers found that monovalent WNV vaccines produced a titer levels than combination vaccines.... Read More


Researchers Developing Equine Sweet Itch Test

December 20, 2013

Learn about a possible new test for diagnosing insect bite hypersensitivity (summer eczema, sweet itch).... Read More


Watch for Summer Sores in Horses

October 30, 2013

Persistent summer sores are extremely bothersome, slow to heal, and can prevent horses from training. ... Read More


Equine EEE Reported in Florida, New Hampshire

October 10, 2013

Officials in Florida and New Hampshire reported that horses in both states have tested positive for EEE. ... Read More


Nationwide Equine EEE, WNV Case Totals Creeping Up

September 30, 2013

As of Sept. 25, 139 cases of EEE and 157 cases of WNV have been reported in horses nationwide.... Read More