The horse bots and their control. Page: Front Inside
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THREE KINDS OF HORSE BOTS cause considerable
loss to farmers and horse breeders in the
United States. Botflies seriously annoy horses and
mules and often make them uncontrollable. The
nose botfly is the most troublesome. Although this
species is restricted to the North Central and the
northern Rocky Mountain States, it is gradually
spreading, and steps should be taken to control it.
Horse bots attach themselves to the walls of the
stomach and intestine and not only interfere with
digestion but may actually cause stoppage, resulting
For animals in harness a strip of belting suspended
beneath the lips of the horse simply and effectively
reduces annoyance from the nose botfly. A special
protector has been devised for use on horses on
Pasture. The internal treatment of all horses and
colts in December or January with carbon disulphide,
and at the same time the application of a
suitable wash to destroy the eggs, will control all
three kinds of bots. For the best results and to avoid
injury this treatment must be properly administered.
Suggestiam for control or eradication of horse
bots by community effort are also outlined in this
Washington, D. C. Issued September, 1926
Slightly revised July, 1935
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Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970. & Dove, Walter E., b. 1894. The horse bots and their control., book, 1939; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3435/m1/2/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.