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    09-05-2013, 09:39 PM
Flies - no idea

What could possibly cause flies to gather in one area of a horse? I just went to feed and noticed that our gielding had flies gathering on all his feet just above the hoof on the pastern. The kids said he put his front feet in the water trough earlier. I applied fly spray and didn't see any sores, cuts, or open wounds that might cause the flies to gather like that. After about 10 minutes the flies started coming back.
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    09-05-2013, 10:04 PM
They're probably bot flies trying to lay their eggs. They like the lower leg because its a place where the horse can lick and ingest the eggs.
    09-05-2013, 10:11 PM
That's just marvelous

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