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    09-06-2009, 11:51 PM
Tiny black flies

So I recently noticed that there are tons of tiny black flies I think they are called no see ems or something like that swarming around the horses out in the field. They are bugging my horse and are going into his ears causing him to shake his head alot. Is there anyway to stop them from bugging him?
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    09-06-2009, 11:54 PM
A fly sheet, fly mask w/ ears and lots of fly spray will help, but realistically bigs are just an annoyng part of warm weather :-/ Fly mask especially does help though
    09-06-2009, 11:55 PM
Okay thanks
    09-07-2009, 12:59 AM
Definitely think about investing in a fly sheet. They're thin, and really do help prevent flies!
& a fly mask, too. I like the ones with the 'ears', because it gives the horse more protection from the flies. The ears are always easy targets for those darn flies!
    09-08-2009, 09:45 AM
Watch out for the ears as they can get very bitten up inside and then infected. Your horse will not want you touching them when that happens. I use a swipe of fly spray(on a rag or my hand) in them often and if they get infected you will need some kind of antibiotic cream/ointment. I second the fly sheet/mask protection when possible.

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