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Kieran O'Brien

Webinar – Horseflies – Nature’s Terrorists by Dr Kieran O’Brien

Horseflies are really bad at this time of year and they seem to be particularly bad this year, but don’t fear Dr Kieran O’Brien has lots of research, photos and details about traps to share with us.
This webinar will go live on the website at 8.30am on Thursday 4th August. 
You will be able to access this webinar in the Webinar section of the website here.

Horseflies – Nature’s Terrorists – A summary of the content

  • Weathers role in horsefly populations
  • Horsefly biology – what are they and which species are similar
  • What has happened
  • Reactions to bites
  • What you can do to comfort the horse
  • Treatment
  • Transmission of diseases – what to be concerned about (EIA Equine Infectious Anaemia), 
  • The six points that attract flies to horses
  • How to prevent fly bites
  • Adverse reactions from fly repellents and how to check they are safe for your horse before covering your horse
  • Fly rugs
  • Fly traps (some homemade) – WHICH WORK!



04 Aug 2022


8:00 am - 10:00 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 04 Aug 2022
  • Time: 3:00 am - 5:00 am