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  1. Horse Health
    Hi Guys! Earlier today I was on Bored Panda and saw this article (listed below) and I got myself really excited. In this study the scientists painted stripes on their cows and the cows had significantly less fly bites than non striped cows. IS this rubbish or is it real? If it’s real this could...
  2. Horse Talk
    Im looking for indestructible fly stuff!!! i have a few masks and the ears are torn so there's no use for them but we have mites that love their ears so we buy the ones with the ears!!! i have 3 that go all the way down to their noses and keeps them protected but they get them off! and the seams...
  3. Horse Health
    Well my new guy is very leggy and when he kicks at flies (they get fly sprayed once a day in the morning, and again at night if they are really bad) but he has cut himself(not to bad but has little dime sized marks in the inside from where he hits. There is usually little to no flies after they...
  4. Horse Health
    have you heard of putting white vinegar in horses' water trough and it helps repel fly's? if so, what is the ratio? My cows share the trough so it needs to be cow friendly too. And what are some homemade sprays that has worked good for you? Anyone use Citronella EO mixed with water? thanks :)
  5. Horse Health
    I started using Simplifly last year when I switched yards. The owner was American and had been using Simplifly and Tri-Tec together. I couldn't believe the difference. The yard was fly free, my horse's sweetitch was under control. The company she orders from is holding a competition to win a...
  6. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I am looking for a pattern or instructions on how to make a homemade fly veil like the picture. Or any other patterns you may have or know of for anything horse related.
  7. Horse Health
    Does anyone know how to make easy homemade fly spray? I need it to spray on my milk cow and horses..... I've heard there is a simple one to make with white vinegar, water, and dishsoap..... anyone hear of that? Thanks!
  8. Horse Grooming
    Hi everyone (: This summer/fall I noticed that on particular days, the flies seemed to be noticeably bad on my horses, which is normal - but they'd be all over their faces, in their eyes, etc. I don't want any diseases or problems, so I purchased a brand of Pyranha fly spray - which was...
  9. Horse Health
    I recently found bot eggs on my horse's side near his stomach. I scraped them off with my fingernail and a shedding stone (Those black blocks). I got all of them off from what I can tell. I've read that you should wait to worm the horse until after the first frost. Should I wait that long...
  10. Horse Talk
    i was thinking about getting a sheet for my paint gelding for bugs and the sun(pink skinned) and i found a few but was wondering what other people had and liked id like one with a neck and a belly strap. i dont want to spend more then 100. this is the one i found.. Tough-1 Sheet Combo Fly...
  11. Horse Talk
    so today i noticed that my horse Flash(black and white) and Harley (bay) had ten times more mosquito then my moms horse cody (light brown and white paint) and i was wondering if a fly sheet would keep the mosquitos off of them or if it wouldnt work on them. i have one for my QH and i would get...
  12. Horse Nutrition
    My horse is so very sensitive to fly bites and they get so bad I can barely ride him b/c he is so uncomfortable. This year I want to try feeding him supplements that have garlic for fly control. Any suggestions? Does it work? I'm specifically looking at Garli-Eze or Bug Off Garlic. Does...
  13. Horse Health
    A friend of mine told me that a friend of hers told her that apple cider vinager is a good fly repellent... Did you get that???:-P Is this the case??? My friend uses it all the time, and we never really see any reduction in the number of flies, but thats usually the case with all fly sprays...
  14. Horse Health
    We have had a terrible increase in horse and yellow fly population this year. For years we only encountered a couple all year long. Does anyone know anything we can use on the horses to help deter these things from biting? I read some home remedy recipes and some of them showed their mixture...
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