Horse Bot Flies Types

 

Date: March 2nd, 2010

 

The different types of horse bot flies essentially only vary on a single aspect of life and behavior; each type lays its eggs in a distinct region of the horse’s body.

 

CountryMax.com Bot Fly

 

The common bot females lay their eggs along the forelegs and flanks where the horse’s muzzle and tongue can reach.

 

Throat bot adults lay their eggs by darting under the horse’s jaw and throat area and depositing eggs onto the horse’s hair.

 

Lastly, the nose bot lays its eggs on the fine hairs around the horse’s lips and mouth. Although the three types of bot flies have different egg laying sites on the horse, all varieties are internal parasites of the host’s gastrointestinal tract and should be treated with medication.

 

In order to protect your horse from bot flies, check out CountryMax's Equine Wormers section.

If you have any further questions regarding equine fly protection, email me at AskMax@CountryMax.com, or visit your local CountryMax store today!

 

 

Additional Resources: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/ansci/horse/eb55-3.htm#horse



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