Rodent & Pest Control

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Parasites: Roads to Resistance

May 01, 2010

Parasites follow Darwin's law: survival of the fittest. In fact, all biological organisms adapt. ... Read More

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Oregon Rider Injured when Bees Swarm Horse

September 29, 2009

An Oregon woman was injured when bees swarmed her horse as she was riding on the Pacific Crest Trail, The Seattle Times reported.... Read More

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Readers Take on the Battle of the Flies

July 25, 2009

More than 1,100 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "How do you deal with flies at your barn?"

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Killer Bees Attack California Rider, Horses

June 11, 2009

A California equestrian was attacked by a swarm of aggressive Africanized honeybees--also known as "killer bees"--while riding on a public trail in Rolling Hills, Calif., last week., Read More

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Aluminum Phosphide Poisoning

March 06, 2009

Aluminum phosphide is an indoor fumigant used to kill insects in most, if not all, of the stored grains we and our horses are exposed to. Like most pesticides, it can cause major problems in unintended species when used incorrectly.... Read More

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Mosquito Control Tips

March 01, 2009

Mosquitoes are more than just an annoyance: they're a disease threat. Safeguard your animals (and you).... Read More

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Good Barn Keeping

February 12, 2009

Careful horse barn planning and regular maintenance can mean a longer-lasting structure that’s more efficient.... Read More

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Flies and Bugs

January 06, 2009

Your horses face external parasites year-round; be prepared to fight!... Read More

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Flies and Bugs

January 01, 2009

Mites, lice, flies, and mosquitoes can cause irritation to horses and carry dangerous diseases. ... Read More

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Opossum Patrol: Readers Share Control Strategies

November 17, 2008

Nearly 900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you take any steps to limit opossums around your farm to reduce the chance your horses will get EPM?"

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Autumn is 'Fly Season'

October 12, 2008

Autumn is no time for an outdoor picnic, says entomologist Lynn Kimsey, chair of the University of California, Davis Department of Entomology and director of the Bohart Museum of Entomology. It's fly season.

The common house fly (Musca... Read More

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UK, Kentucky Equine Humane Center to Host Pasture Management Seminar

August 06, 2008

The University of Kentucky's pasture evaluation program will host a seminar called "Horse Pastures in the Fall: a Perfect Time to Renovate" in conjunction with the Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KyEHC) at the center's facility in Nicholasville, Ky.... Read More

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Mosquito Dunk Danger?

August 01, 2008

Q: Has there been any research on the safety of using "BTi mosquito dunks" in horse water troughs and buckets? A: A: Mosquito dunks are a form of the solid-dwelling Bacillus thuringiensis bacteria... Read More

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Disease Prevention

July 08, 2008

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Readers Respond: That Ticks Me Off!

May 19, 2008

More than 1,700 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you have problems with ticks on your horse(s)?"

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Natural Fly Management

May 01, 2008

Control flies around your barn with tiny wasps that reduce fly populations, but don't sting horses or humans

Controlling the flies around you and your horses is very important, not just because of the irritating bites, but... Read More

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MRLS: Tent Caterpillars Hatch in Central Kentucky

April 11, 2008

Experts have reported that Eastern tent caterpillars are developing normally this spring and have just completed the egg hatch stage. Controlling the caterpillars is vital to area horse farms, as University of Kentucky research has strongly linked... Read More

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Fire Ants and Horses

April 08, 2008

Fire ants deliver a simultaneous bite and sting that are very painful and give them their infamous name. The threat of fire ants to healthy, ambulatory adult animals is fairly minimal. However, fire ants can be a significant threat to recumbent... Read More

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EPM Prevention

April 01, 2008

How can you keep your horses safe from EPM?

The best way to keep your horses healthy is prevent them from getting sick. Sounds absurdly simple, right? In theory, this works. But in the real world of trying to protect horse... Read More

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Reduce Insects Organically With Birds

June 13, 2007

Recruiting attractive insect-eating birds to a horse facility, barn, or pasture is an easy and organic way to increase insect control.... Read More

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Rodent Control in Horse Stables

April 18, 2007

Mice and rats consume and contaminate food destined for livestock and other animals as well as humans. ... Read More

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Study Leads to Safer Caterpillar Insecticides

June 01, 2006

Experts predicted that Eastern tent caterpillars (ETC) would begin showing up in greater numbers in Central Kentucky this spring, making it an especially important time for area horse farms to be implementing control strategies. One such strategy ... Read More

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Pasture Pests Pose Problems

April 01, 2006

Our farms usually fall into one of two pasture pest categories: Currently overrun, or about to be. Tunneling pasture pests can create serious hazards that can injure horses and ruin your fields. In a recent TheHorse.com poll, 65% of the 518 who... Read More

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Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome Research Findings

December 12, 2005

Research was presented on how to control Eastern Tent Caterpillars and mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS).... Read More

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Practical Mosquito Control

August 09, 2005

In addition to vaccination, mosquito control is critical in protecting your horses against WNV. Here's quick review on controlling mosquito populations in your barn:

  • Eliminate areas of standing water through improved drainage, or... Read More