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Fly Control

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Tips for Fighting Flies

Practicing good fly control around the barn will make your horse happier and healthier. By Melanie Wallace for EQUUS Magazine.

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Fly Masks: Pest Protection, Plus a Whole Lot More

Fly masks protect horses from more than just bugs. They also prevent eye injuries and sunburns.

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Making Sure Your Horse’s Fly Masks and Boots Fit

What you don’t know about this essential equine apparel can affect its fly-control performance—and your horse’s comfort.

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Biting Flies = Lost Shoe?

The Added Benefits of Fly Protection for your Horse’s Legs

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A Better Kind of Fly Sheet

Does your fly sheet do all that it could?

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Cashel Fly Masks Protect Against More than Flies

We all know fly masks protect against flies. It’s in the name, right? But nowadays they can do a lot more.

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What's in a Fly Spray Label?

Six secrets that the manufacturers don't always tell you

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Apply Fly Spray the Right Way

Use these tips for maximum effectiveness from your horse's insect repellent

The Fly-Spray Dance

Tips for helping a spray-shy mare stand still.

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Why Using Fly Traps Incorrectly Could Turn Your Fly Problem Into a Fly Nightmare

This Season, Make Sure You Have the Right Solutions

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7 Top Tricks for Becoming a Fly Control Expert

From Basic Manure Management to Advanced Fly Control in 7 Easy Steps

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House Flies vs. Stable Flies. Which Flies Are Bugging Your Horse?

More Fly Know-How Can Mean Happier Horses

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Keep Your Family Safer Around Horse Fly Sprays

Understanding the Impact of Today's Fly Spray Products

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Stamp out fly-related lameness

Protecting your horse's legs against flies could prevent more than just bites.

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Q&A: Controlling biting flies

A professional advises on how to identify biting flies and protect your horse from them.

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Head off fly problems

Here’s a rundown of the ways you can curb the insects that pester your horse.

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Fly Season Prep

Flies are inevitable during the summer, but there are preemptive steps to take to limit the nuisance at your farm.

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Tips for making fly-spray bottles and sponges last longer

During a hot, buggy summer, sponges and fly-spray bottles get a lot of use. Here are a few tips for making these items last the entire season.

Fly Masks

Tips for using fly masks to protect your horse's face from flies and gnats.

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Your Horse's Natural Fly-Control Strategies

Fly sprays and wraps are great, but your horse also has several innate methods of dealing with flies. Here's how you can help him get the most from his instinctive fly-control strategies.