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Breaking The Bot Fly Cycle

Bot Fly
Late summer and fall is the time of year when botflies start laying eggs on your horse’s legs. On first glance, the eggs appear as very small clus...

Going Barefoot: Basic Steps

Going Barefoot: Basic Steps
Here at the Northwest Natural Horsemanship Center (NWNHC), we choose to have all our horses barefoot. The reason is that going barefoot has proven...

Win The War On Flies

Win The War On Flies
The mild weather and rains of spring are a welcome sign that winter has ended, but unfortunately it is the ideal time for flying insect breeding. This time of year, many stables are starting to get hit by flies, but action taken now, using an integrated pest management (IPM) approach, can avoid a crisis situation later.