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    08-28-2012, 08:56 PM
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Yearling
Angry Flies Pestering my Horse

Hi My horse has a problem: flies are bugging him crazy. His eyes were full of flies so I made him a fly fringe. Now the flies are all over his nose and and he has to sneeze all the time because he gets them up his nose. The flies are also all around his legs and One of the bites even bled a little! He stomps his legs constantly to get rid of them.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
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    08-28-2012, 09:12 PM
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Weanling
What types of fly control do you use, and have you done any other things to control the problem? Is he on your property, or at a boarding stable?
     
    08-28-2012, 09:15 PM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by katbalu    
What types of fly control do you use, and have you done any other things to control the problem? Is he on your property, or at a boarding stable?
I have only used a fly fringe. He is on our property.
     
    08-28-2012, 09:17 PM
  #4
Weanling
Have you tried any kind of fly spray? How old are you, and what do you have access to?
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    08-28-2012, 09:19 PM
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Yearling
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Have you tried any kind of fly spray? How old are you, and what do you have access to?
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I havent used fly spray but I will buy some. I am in my early teens.
     
    08-28-2012, 09:28 PM
  #6
Weanling
Fly spray is a good first option. Here is some good information for you:
Horse Fly Control For The Barn, Stable & Pasture - Southern States
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    08-28-2012, 09:31 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by katbalu    
Fly spray is a good first option. Here is some good information for you:
Horse Fly Control For The Barn, Stable & Pasture - Southern States
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Thank you
     
    08-28-2012, 10:28 PM
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Green Broke
There are homemade fly sprays you can make, and cleaning up the pasture or stall where he is will help to, as you need to remove the manure.

But left to suffer with flies, can cause bots to borrow into horse, and also causes pinkeye which can cause your horse to lose an eye.

As well as the constant stomping can cause hoof and leg problems.
     
    08-28-2012, 11:40 PM
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Weanling
A fly mask and fly spray would help.
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    08-29-2012, 01:37 AM
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Green Broke
Flies have been really bad around here too. We try to spray ours everyday. We've tried the jug fly traps which don't work well. We finally put some fly tape that you would hang in a barn along the fence of their pasture. That catches a lot of them. You could get a fly mask and a fly sheet too.
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