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Insect control

Many diseases are caused by biting insects, so insect control is very important, particularly in stables.


  • In summer, particularly in areas with high levels of biting insects, you might choose to lightly rug your horse for insect protection. Remember, though, that this will hinder your horse’s ability to sweat and cool down, so ensure you provide plenty of shade.
  • Make sure your stables have good drainage and ensure you remove the manure frequently to prevent insects such as mosquitos and flies from breeding.