Interesting breakthrough for midge free international travel of horses

Posted on April 08, 2015

Further to our article in the January 2014 issue of the ERC Newsletter (Exciting research into ensuring horses can travel internationally ‘midge free’) Principal Investigator, Dr Patrick Page, and his team have over the past two years conducted research on the possibility of making jet-stalls ‘midge-proof’.  Two papers have been submitted on this topic, the more recent having just been published.  The first paper compared the efficacy of untreated and alphacypermethrin insecticide-treated high density polyethylene mesh against biting midges, while the second paper dealt with the efficacy of alphacypermethrin insecticide-treated mesh applied to jet stalls housing horses. 


Published by Gideon van der Merwe


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