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Horse Facts and Tips
First Posted: May 25, 2010
Last Updated: Dec 9, 2014

Avoid Biting Bugs/Ticks, Mosquitoes, Horse, Deer & Black flies, No-see-ums, chiggers

Nature's Nasties
Bugs, their bites, and pictures (Bad Bugs Slideshow: Identifying Bugs and Their Bites)

Follow the following link for an excellent article on Nature's Nasties--your guide to controlling and avoiding the wrath of ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes, biting flies and other annoying pests. This article first appeared in the April/May 2003 issue of Hobby Farms magazine. Nature's Nasties By Sue Weaver

"...Horse owners need to be aware of external parasites year-round. Mites, lice, flies, and mosquitoes can cause irritation and carry dangerous diseases. Be aware of the external parasite species that are in your area and when they are prevalent so you can control them. Measures to control include repellents for your horses, insecticides for the barn and areas where your horses live, and larvacides for killing parasite stages in manure, water, or other areas." Read More: Flies and Bugs

For More Information:

Equine Parasites
Summer Sores, Jack sores, Bursatti, Habroniasis and Draschia megastoma in Horses
Horse Sweet Itch, Queensland Itch, Summer Itch or Culicoides Hypersensitivity, Tail Rubbing
Fly Predators Barn Management

Horse Facts and Tips