Identifying and Dealing with Horse Fly Bites this Summer

Flies are an ever-present pest during the summer, and horse fly bites are a particular problem for both horses and their riders.

Horse and Hound Magazine say “Biting flies can pierce the horse’s skin and feed on its blood, while nuisance flies lay secretions in and around the horse’s eye, mouth, nose and other sensitive spots.

“Flies can carry disease and an allergic reaction can result from any fly bite, while all flies cause annoyance and irritation to horses and humans alike – an important consideration when working or competing with horses.”

The article lists the types of flies that cause trouble, such as Horse flies, Black flies, Midges and Stable Flies and how to treat them.

Read the full article here.

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