Protect Your Livestock from Insect-Borne Disease with Flys-X®

We’ve spent a lot of time discussing the joys and tribulations of horse ownership, but in addition to horses, many small farms raise cattle and other livestock. These so-called “hobby” or “lifestyle” farms are growing across the US. For hobby farmers, summer months can bring a much-needed reminder of the joys of farming. Months of… Read More

Absorbine For Gnats

Are gnats bugging your horse to no end?  You may want to try Absorbine for gnats.  Absorbine Veterinary Liniment is a green liquid analgesic and antiseptic.  It’s been made since 1892 for pain relief, but many farmers have found that it’s also great for relieving insect irritations.  Read more about Absorbine’s history here. Pour some… Read More

The Rise of Hobby Farms: Five Fast Facts

At Absorbine®, we have been talking a lot lately about hobby farms. Hobby farms – also known as “lifestyle” or “retirement” farms, are on the rise in the U.S. Many small-scale farmers across the country are raising horses, cattle, livestock, and other animals, in addition to growing their own fruits and vegetables. In fact, Absorbine’s… Read More

Using Premise Sprays to Protect Your Horse

We all know that fly repellents and sprays are a great way to protect your horse during turn-out, training, and trail rides—but did you know that using premise sprays inside your barn or stable is an additional way to keep your horse protected? Premise sprays are commonly used to kill biting and nuisance flies, as… Read More

Beat the Heat – Ways To Cool Your Horse

Hello summertime riders! This is Lissa, the Absorbine Intern. It’s been a hot one down at the barn this summer, and my Quarter Horses JoJo and Ellie appreciate the little efforts I put in to keeping them cool and comfortable. Here are a few things that you can do to cool your horse off: Even… Read More