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What Flies Are Irritating Your Horses?


April 27, 2021

External and internal parasites cost the horse industry billions of dollars annually. In this blog we will focus on external parasites such as flies. Flies are not just an annoyance to us, but even more so to our horses. Not only do flies make ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Extension, External Parasites, Flies, Horn Fly, Horse Fly, Horses, House Fly, NFLAG, Stable Fly, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County, UFBugs

It’s a Bee…It’s a Fly… It’s Stomach Bots!


February 23, 2021

Horse Bot Fly (Gasterophilus intestinalis) The horse bot fly or stomach bot is an internal parasite of the horse’s gastrointestinal tract. Geographical location influences seasonality of bot flies. In north Florida, the flies are more active ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bot Fly, Horses. Internal Parasites, Stomach Bots, Topic Tuesday, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County

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