Horse, like several other animals, can be plagued with different types of insects. Some of them we can get too – so the remedies listed here can help us prevent being overrun with the same little pests. These can also be used as preventive measures, such as trying to ward off mosquitoes and pesky flies.
Although internal insect or parasite problems are usually the issues horse owners deal with, there are other ways to get rid of insects that could very well be making it uncomfortable, and if all forms of discomfort can be avoided, this could be for the better. Here are the most common forms.
Intestinal Parasites: see the article on colics.
• Rosewood • Spruce • Frankincense • Blue Tansy • Palo Santo • Frankincense
Flies and larvae:
• Idaho Tansy • Peppermint • Lemongrass • Lemon • Cedarwood • Thyme • Lavender • Tea Tree or Melalueca alternifolia • Geranium • Rosemary • Eucalyptus • Sandalwood • Patchouli • Clove
Sweet Itch or Gnat:
• Roman Chamomile • Tea Tree or Melaleuca alternifolia • Lavender • Peppermint • Eucalyptus
West Nile Virus:
• Oregano • Frankincense • Oregano • Idaho Tansy • Clove • Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)
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