•           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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        Stables and Flies written in 1917 Cover Manure Piles. " The object of this article is to call attention to two important phases of a fly prevention campaign, to wit: a campaign against fly food in other words, a campaign for clean houses and premises; and a campaign against fly breeding places-in other words, a campaign against bad stable conditions. Drs. Porter and Byrd of Florida[...]

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    Our Horse Fly Net® customers have commented on occasion that their horses do not like to leave the comfort of their cozy run-in-shed ( with Horse Fly Nets)  to walk out to the open air when relieving themselves.  Perhaps everyone knows that  funny habit of equine life..... horses like to use a place that has been used before.  I first discovered this when at a big horse show.  The used [...]

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    Early method of preserving forage, Romania image from Wikipedia History: Early farmers noticed that growing fields produced more fodder in the spring.  As the animals did not eat all of the spring and summer grasses the idea of cutting the grass in the summer, drying it, storing it and feeding it in the winter evolved . Originally this was done in Europe in the 1500s with an instrument known as [...]

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