Ok with more rain comes mosquitoes , nasty bugs that they are.
What to do to help your horse thru the summer months and preventing West Nile?
Protecting your horses immune system works best.
I use the Nosodes West nile only give 3 times per month per horse to prevent.
You may also put some garlic cloves into apple cider vineger one gallon then top dress on the Standlee Hay pellets or feed of choice.
Fly wipe recipies
Recipe from Mary Brennan, DVM, author of Complete Holistic Care and Healing for Horses: The Owner's Veterinary Guide to Alternative Methods and Remedies
1/2 teaspoon oil of myrrh
2 cups water
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon of citronella oil
Recipe from the Dressage Today staff
(Many of the ingredients can be found at natural food stores.)
2 cups apple cider vinegar
2 cups cold (prepared) tea, such as sage or chamomile tea
20 drops eucalyptus oil
20 drops citronella oil
10 drops lavender oil
10 drops tea tree oil
10 drops cedar oil
20 drops emulsifier, such as polysorbate 20
you could use olive oil too instead of polysorbate