• Most of us on farms have that unsightly place where everything "maybe needed one day" has to be stored.  When a customer admired HorseFlyNets on a neighbors indoor riding arena the light bulb struck.  He called and asked if we could cover his open shed with a net that could be camouflage but breathable .  The solution was to hide the mess,  with a curtain that screens. A curtain that [...]

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      Scratches, mud fever, pastern dermatitis on pink pigment What do you call it in your part of the country?  It is also called dew poisoning,  grease heel or greasy heel. But it is the same condition  which is caused by a mixture of bacteria and in some cases fungal organisms. The eastern US has had an unusually wet summer giving this disease the conditions to thrive on the [...]

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    Lawsuit Filed to Stop Sale of Wild Horses at Slaughter Auction on Saturday Posted on August 16, 2013 at 12:16 PM on www.wildhorsepreservation.org Wild Horse & Conservation Groups Allege Feds Failed to Protect Wild Horses in Tribal Roundup; 467 Horses Await Fate at Slaughter Auction "Reno, Nevada (August 16, 2013) . . . A coalition of wild horse advocacy and [...]

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              I just read a wonderful book with unique illustrations.  This is a book for young readers but has universal appeal.  Most dog owner consider their dog to be part of the family.  Daisy is one of those dogs and wins the heart of all. Lazy Daisy the Love dog written by Marti Regan                                         [...]

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    Botulism Beware   By Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne           Commonly found in soil, decaying animal carcasses, and, sometimes, decaying plant material, Clostridium botulinum is the bacterium responsible for producing the toxins that cause botulism. These powerful toxins prevent the release of neurotransmitters that [...]

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    ARE THE WILD HORSES A HERITAGE It is an interesting question. Should the wild horses be declared a heritage specie as opposed to an invasive specie?  It was originally thought that perhaps they were brought by settlers or armies.  But if they are reintroduced native then they can be considered to be heritage species and should not be slaughtered.  This is the premise of the Canadian [...]

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    "Screens for barns," a word that most people are telling Horse Fly Net they use when doing a Google search for their stable or run-in-sheds. Why not? Screening is the same technique we use to protect our own homes from the multitude of flying insects which follow the light at night and enter our homes. But, Horse Fly Nets are more than just a barrier against the aggravation of flying insects. [...]

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      Sweet Itch photo from Lingfield Equine Vets   "Sweet itch in horses, ponies and donkeys is an allergic response to the saliva in the bite of the Culicoides midge (gnat, no-see-um, punky) and to a lesser degree the black fly(Simulium Equinum),  horn fly and stable fly which gives rise to intense itching" says Stephen Ashdown. Gnat Recently, one of our customers [...]

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    An unknown author once said, and I am quoting, "One can get in a car and see what man has made. One must get on a horse to see what God has made."  

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    Storing Manure unattended manure buildup Manure is something we horse owners all have to deal with.  Where do we put it?  Can we repurpose it?  How?  Simply dumping all the manure into a giant pile creates an ideal breeding ground for flies and other insects and can also conceal intestinal parasites.  After a rainfall, as surface water leaves the manure pile, it picks up nutrients and [...]

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