Best Ways to Control Flies and Protect Horse's Legs

Updated September 7, 2023

In this video episode of Ask the Vet, SmartPaker Dan and Dr. Lydia Gray discuss all the different ways you can keep flies and biting insects from bothering your horse – specifically to keep flies off your horse’s legs. They talk about different approaches to comprehensive fly control, such as feeding insect control supplements, using traps or fly stoppers on the property, and safeguarding your horse's body with fly masks, sheets, and boots.

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