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Sharon Kearney

just trying the mosquito halt,,,wow, very impressed, great smell, went riding several hot days and we have zillions of horse flies,, always buzzing around you and attacking the horse..started using it and they still buzzed around us but never , ever landed on our horses!!!never ever have had that happen with a product.....hope they never change it,, it its fantastic..lasted 24 hrs too.awesome product, hope it continues as well as it started.....thank you...... u all r fantastic too at valley vet....Sharon Kearney, Houstonia, MO


Lynn, In case such as this, where your horse has allergic reactions to the flies, we would have to strongly recommend that you speak further to your own practicing vet as to what he or she recommends. Typically, we do not see or hear of such reactions. Just like people, horses have their own reactions to certain environments and products and without a personal examination we really have to defer to your vet.

Lynn Doeriing

We live in an area that gets extremely hot. Would this not be detrimental to the horse? Last year we used a fly mask and the horse rubbed it loose the flies got into the fly mask and ate her face really bad. We had to go to the vet and get a shot the flies got to her so bad with us using everything we could find. The vet said she was allergic to the flies. Any ideas?

Valley Vet Supply

Terri, You're right. There are many schools of thought. In general, worms become resistant as a result of under-dosing or repeated dosing with the same chemical class. In either scenario, worms that survive the treatment may, over time, develop a resistance to the chemical class used. For now, the most widely used strategy is to deworm every 2 months, rotating between classes of wormers and making sure to use a tapeworm control product once or twice per year.If you feel that resistance may be an issue with your horse, or if you'd like to know more about your horse's parasite load, consider submitting a fecal sample for testing (our #36588).

Terri Love

There seems to be a lot of controversary around equine worming.
Some say that with the bugs becoming resistant to the worming medicine, we should only worm after a fecal sample to target the worm we need to kill.
Others are still sticking with a worming rotation.
I don't know what to do.

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