Nine Tips on Keeping Your Horse Safe from Pests

From vaccinating against disease to storing feed properly, learn how to protect your horses from pests.

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Nine Tips on Keeping Your Horse Safe from Pests
Consider fly sheets, masks, and boots for horses that seem particularly bothered by flying pests. | Photo: Thinkstock
Did you remember to shut the lid on your feed barrel this morning? If not, you could be welcoming pests in for a snack!

As a horse owner, keeping your horse safe and healthy is a number one priority. And sometimes, just a couple of small changes can help keep your horse safe from disease and infection caused by pests.

Here are nine tips to remember:

1. Vaccinate your horse.

This might sound simple, but many horses that aren’t up-to-date on their vaccinations. Check with your equine veterinarian to make sure you are not missing any critical vaccinations

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