4 Ways to Create a Fly-Free Zone

Daylight saving time and warm weather mean more time for riding. But they also mean the return of mosquitoes, ticks, flies, gnats and other biting nuisances that can make horses miserable. In fact, flies alone drink four cups of horse blood every 10 days.1 Not only do these pests annoy our equine partners, but they… Read More

Gear Up For Fly Control Season 2020

Using these easy fly control strategies in your barn will help you greatly reduce the nuisance fly population

Top 9 Considerations for Homemade Fly Spray VS. Ready To Use

Many people create their own fly spray formulas to save money using household ingredients. However, there are some factors to consider before attempting your own formula.

Your Fly Control Issues Solved

The pests chewing on our horses seem to get more aggressive and numerous every year, and it can be really frustrating. Recently, we held a contest on social media asking about your worst frustrations for both you and your poor horses during heavy fly and pest season. We decided to address some of the most… Read More

Hidden Ailments: The Danger Of Wildlife Diseases

Animals prosper in green, wild environments, and horses are no different, with open paddocks offering exercise and stimulation. However, according to the Journal of Preventative Veterinary Medicine, there are 53 animal-specific diseases in the USA, with 79% of these transmitted via wildlife. What’s more, 40% of wildlife diseases are zoonotic, meaning your animals can pass them… Read More

How To Compare Fly Spray

At Absorbine®, we hang our hats on the fact that our products work. And here’s the deal – not all fly sprays work the same, because they can have drastically different formulas. Our premium UltraShield® Fly Sprays work so well because they contain high-quality, advanced, meticulously formulated ingredients at effective levels. But we aren’t asking… Read More

9 Fly Control Strategies for Your Barn

Preview: Learn fly control strategies for your barn.  We will cover manure management, fly parasites, feed through products, fly traps and tapes, premise sprays, fly sprays, fly masks and sheets, fans, and housekeeping. Flies are a pain. From horse flies, stables flies, mosquitoes, and more, flying insects have been pestering horses and humans for thousands… Read More

Tick-Borne Disease in Horses and Dogs

Are your animals at risk? You’ve seen the headlines. Ticks are spreading across the country, bringing tick-borne disease with them, putting horses and dogs at risk. Read on for our roundup of information about tick species and their habitats. And don’t worry: the premium pest control brand UltraShield® from Absorbine® offers multiple ways to protect your horse… Read More

Fly Season Game Plan

Team, this is your Fly Season Game Plan! Biting flies. Mosquitoes. Ticks. Gnats. They want to eat your horse, one tiny bite at a time. They don’t mind if your horse is frisky today. They’re not moved when he nickers sweetly to you. They don’t mind if they cause maddening irritation or ruin your precious horse time. What do they mind? UltraShield®,… Read More

Ticks In The Fall

The autumn chill brings with it some pretty great things. The start of the holiday season and all of that great food, for one. Cooler weather, which is appreciated by those of us in warmer climates. And at the barn, hope of an end to the fly season. For most of us, when we see… Read More