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Virtual Summer Equine Speaker Series: What’s bugging your horse? Managing insect pests on equine farms

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

| Free

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a new free Equine Speaker series to share new research, novel management practices, and solutions to common challenges with our equine companions. The theme for summer 2024 is “Pasture and System Management for Healthier Horses.”

Register for the series to gain access to the Zoom link for all sessions.

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“What’s bugging your horse? Managing insect pests on equine farms”

Elissa Ballman, UMaine Senior Research Associate and Ph.D. student

Stable flies, house flies, ticks, and midges are just some of the pests horses encounter on our farms. Not all flies are created equally, or are managed equally. Learn how to identify which pests you are dealing with, when they are active, and integrated pest management tactics you can use to keep your horses happy and healthy. Also, get a sneak peak at the current stable fly research happening in Maine.


September 13
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm