by: Craig R. Reinemeyer, DVM, PhD
October 01 2006, Article # 7672
Q: Every fall, I see bot flies terrorizing my horses. I have tried to find a way to get rid of them or to even cut their numbers down, but I have not been successful. I have cows in the next pasture, and someone told me cows attract bot flies. Is this true?
Tracy, Oroville, Calif.
A: Bots are an inevitable aspect of equine ownership, but they are probably more bothersome to you than to your horse.
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