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Managing Flies Around Horses and Barns
  by Robert N. Oglesby DVM


Introduction » Life Cycle » Controlling Breeding » Repelling Flies » Killing Flies » Summary » More Info 

In the list of problems that horse owners report certainly flies rank near the top. Besides the common housefly which is such a nuisance around the barn and when trying to work on your horse, are the extremely painful biting stable flies, horseflies, deerflies, and midges of which there are dozens of different species. These flies attack our horses while in the field and while we ride and besides the very painful bite they are also responsible for a number of behavioral and disease problems. Because of the different life cycles and habits of these flies a number of different management procedures and strategies must exist to control this problem. This article deals with descriptions of the common flies that cause problems and strategies to fight back and provides an easy to use checklist for controlling flies around you and your horses.
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