Sept. 26, 2013 — The autumn chill brings hope of an end to fly season, but the pests haven’t given up just yet. The last push to protect your horse from biting insects is essential leading up to the first hard frost, as many of these late hatchers can carry diseases that pose a danger to equines. The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states are at particular risk, as insects that thrive in these regions continue to pose a serious threat with their potential to transmit West Nile virus, Potomac horse fever, and Lyme disease.
From the line of UltraShield fly control products, Absorbine offers UltraShield Sport and UltraShield Red as ideal protection from mosquitoes, ticks and stable flies prevalent during the fall months.
As mosquito activity continues into the fall, UltraShield Sport helps to control these notorious transmitters of West Nile virus. The sweat- and weather-resistant formula withstands the humid, rainy conditions that mosquitoes tend to thrive in.
To manage the tick population, which reaches its height in the autumn months, UltraShield Red offers broad spectrum control through five active ingredients. This formula is effective against five varieties of ticks, which includes deer ticks, most commonly known as the carriers of Lyme disease. UltraShield Red is also an excellent defense against annoying stable flies, which become sluggish as the temperatures fall, sitting lethargically on warm horses.
To find out where to purchase UltraShield Sport and UltraShield Red, and to learn more about the complete line of UltraShield fly control products, visit www.absorbine.com.
Founded in 1892 by Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife, Mary Ida, W. F. Young, Inc. has manufactured and distributed quality health care products for 121 years. The company is recognized as a worldwide leader in innovative, specialized animal healthcare brands–including Absorbine Veterinary Liniment, UltraShield fly control, ShowSheen grooming products and Hooflex hoof care–that improve wellness and enhance the quality and enjoyment of life for people and their animals. For more information visit www.absorbine.com.