Know Your Fly Types and How to Combat Them
Horse flies are one of the most ferocious breed of flies. Unlike a common house fly, horse flies have cutting and tearing type mouth parts. They are a nuisance for livestock, horse flies (particularly female ones) land on the body of cattle and bite them to draw their blood. (Click here for Full Story.)
Fly Control Around Horse Barns and Stables
Lee Townsend, Extension Entomologist
House flies and stable flies are common pests around horse barns, stables, and corrals. Persistent house flies are very annoying and potential carriers of human and animal pathogens. Stable flies give painful bites making activities unpleasant for humans and making horses nervous and difficult to manage. (Click here for Full Report)
Watch out for summer colic problems due to warm weather. Gas colic can be caused when grass recovers after a drought breaking rain causing the sugar it contains to ferment in the intestinal tract. To help prevent this limit grazing time during growth and regrowth. Colic caused from an impaction can also occur from dehydration from sweating or reduced water intake or dry hay or pasture during dry summers. Make sure to provide plenty of fresh water and use a salt block to encourage water intake. Soaking hay cubes or roughage can also help.
Insect Bite Hypersensitivity and Pruritus in Horses
Dr. Susan White shares strategies for successful management of horses sweet itch, an allergic reaction to bug bites. Click to learn more.
What is the Equine Immunization Support Guarantee?
This program provides peace of mind through diagnostic and treatment support if a horse should exhibit signs of an equine disease for which he was vaccinated against. Click to learn more.
How to Change a Horse’s Bandage – This video will guide you on how to bandage a leg. Click Here
What is Your Horse’s Fecal Egg Count Telling You? – Click here to read full article.
Deworming, Part 1: Then vs. Now – This short video will give you insights on the value of annual fecal egg counts vs. just deworming every three months.
We believe that preventing problems before they happen is important. Follow our Preventative Care Guide to help reach this goal, click here to download.
Parasitic Drug Resistance in Horses – Click here to download full article.
Dental Health Care – Follow this link to video on proper dental floating.