Though small in size, ticks can transmit viruses and life-threatening diseases. Learn how you can protect your horse.
If a film maker wanted to find a suitable villain for a horror movie, ticks would perfectly fit that description. Well-camouflaged and opportunistic, many ticks like to lurk in dark, wooded areas and climb up tall grass to find their victims. Although tiny in size, these highly adaptable creatures are capable of transmitting bacteria, viruses, and blood parasites, some of which can be life-threatening, even deadly...
It’s a buggy world out there, and your horse often pays the price. Now that warmer weather has finally arrived, many pests that were only memories during the winter are coming out in full force. Your horse’s comfort — not to mention his health — may face increased risk from a number of insects unless you intervene... Certain ticks carry dangerous bacteria that can spread Lyme disease. Mosquitoes can transmit West Nile Virus and Eastern and Western Equine Encephalomyelitis, also known as “sleeping sickness.” Horse flies can spread the viral disease known as Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) when they bite an infected horse and then bite a healthy horse.