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Summertime is here, and with it comes the inevitable invasion of flies. These pesky insects can be a real problem for horses, causing discomfort and even health issues. As a horse owner or caretaker, it’s important to take steps to control flies and protect your horse from their bites.

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One effective way to control flies is through the use of fly sprays or lotions. These products contain insecticides that can help to repel or kill flies on contact. They can be applied directly to the horse's coat and should be reapplied as necessary, especially after grooming or sweating. It is important to choose a product that is safe for use on horses and to follow the instructions on the label carefully.

Another way to control flies is through the use of fly traps. These can be hung in the barn or in the pasture, and use a bait to attract flies. Once the flies are trapped, they can be disposed of to reduce the overall fly population.

Another popular solution is fly sheets, these are special sheets that are placed over the horse, covering most of their body, they can be made of mesh or other breathable materials and they can help to protect the horse from flies and other biting insects.

Another option is fly masks, these are masks that are placed over the horse's head and face, covering the ears and eyes, they can be useful for horses that are sensitive to flies or for horses that are prone to eye infections.

It's important to remember that controlling flies is an ongoing process and requires a combination of different methods. Additionally, it's important to keep the environment clean and reduce sources of food and breeding ground for flies, such as manure and standing water.

In conclusion, flies can be a real problem for horses, causing discomfort and health issues. As a horse owner or caretaker, it's important to take steps to control flies and protect your horse from their bites. This can be done through the use of fly sprays, lotions, traps, fly sheets, and masks. Additionally, it's important to keep the environment clean and reduce sources of food and breeding ground for flies. By taking a holistic approach to fly control, you can help to ensure your horse's comfort and well-being during the summer months.