How to keep gnats out of my horse's ears?
March 21, 2010 7:19 PM Subscribe
Defeating evil bloodsucking insects: Is there a style of ear net that will stay on my horse overnight or should I leave his fly mask on all night? In the past I have used Swat, but do not want to do that this year. Normal fly spray is ineffective.
posted by anaelith to pets & animals (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We're on a flood plain and the insects (gnats?) are especially fierce around dawn and dusk, so I need something that can stay on/work all night. I have no problem keeping his halter on all night (it's a normal nylon breakaway) if that will be sufficient to keep an ear net on. But he'll probably rub some, so I'm not sure it's enough. His fly mask has an ear net, and we've added elastic so he can't get it off, but I was always told not to leave a fly mask on overnight. Anyway, suggestions?
(Oh, and I don't want to use Swat this time around because the gunk builds up too quickly and just adds to the problem of yucky ears.)