• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Do you keep your horses in when they spray for mosquitoes?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Do you keep your horses in when they spray for mosquitoes?

    Tonight Massachusetts is spraying with Anvil to kill mosquitoes who are infected with EEE.

    They recommended keeping animals inside, but my horse does not do well locked in, do you all keep your horses in when they spray?

  • #2
    I am also in SE Mass and heard the same thing on the news. I thought they said they spray over a specific period of time when mosquitoes are most active- described rather vaguely as dusk on the story. Maybe you could contact your town hall and find out when they are spraying? It may be he only needs to be inside for a couple of hours.

    I tend to be very conservative on these things and would want to keep my horse in during the spraying since they specifically mentioned bring pets inside.

    Edited to add this link on Lakeville's home page with a QA and about the possible effects of the spraying (scroll down) http://www.lakevillema.org/

    It seems fairly low risk except for people/ animals with respiratory issues.

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      Yeh, I am getting conflicting information from the state versus my local police dept on whether they are spraying in my town or not.

      Comment


      • #4
        Here in FL they do it about every month and they never put it on the news, I don't know they are doing it until I hear and see the truck coming down the road. now granted my horses have never been standing at the road when it comes down, the noise sends them to the other side of the field, but they are usually out when it comes. They can get about 300ft from the road. If your horse is bad inside perhaps you have a spot away from the road you can put him in?
        Check us out on Facebook at EVER AFTER FARM

        Comment


        • #5
          I don't think I've ever heard of any large-scale spraying going on out here, ever.

          Must be an East Coast thing--I remember when we were kids we used to go run out in the cloud of smoke and jump around when the "mosquito man" came. Between that, the general NJ toxin levels back then and all the radiation I get exposed to, it's a wonder my kid doesn't have two heads.

          I would probably put them in, if I had enough notice they were coming.
          Click here before you buy.

          Comment

          • Original Poster

            #6
            Turns out they canceled for tonight. Good thing it is hot and humid, and they tell you not to run the AC or fans.

            A horse died of EEE a couple of towns over, and a bunch of mosquitoes have tested positive for EEE, so there is major panic in the neighborhood. After a bit of research, I found the number to call to determine which towns are being sprayed, so at least I will know what is going on.

            Comment


            • #7
              I am 30 miles from the Gulf, and we got a lot of rain. It is not uncommon to have nightly spraying for a period of a week or more at a time, on numerous occasions over the summer. This year it was so bad we had aerial spraying for mosquitoes in addition to the trucks. As someone mentioned - there is no published schedule - I only know when I see the plane/truck. If I am RIDING, I will try to go in before the truck reaches our property line - and if the driver SEES me riding, he will shut off the spray until he passes by.
              Donerail Farm
              www.donerailfarm.com
              http://donerailfarm.wordpress.com/

              Comment


              • #8
                I used to live near Cyndi and had the same deal - they sprayed whenever they sprayed, and I never knew they were doing it until the truck passed by. I'm not originally from the coast, and I had NO CLUE what it was the first time it came by...
                Visit us at Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - www.bluebonnetequine.org

                Want to get involved in rescue or start your own? Check out How to Start a Horse Rescue - www.howtostartarescue.com

                Comment


                • #9
                  No. I've been riding when the little yellow plane came right over us and "sprayed" us. The chemical used here is not a spray, it's a solid with some sand thrown in to hold it together when it hits the woods and water and marshes.

                  Years ago, the oil based spraying trucks used to come spray up everyone's driveway, and the only harm was that it killed all my goldfish in their little pond.

                  If EEE has been diagnosed in your area, be sure to call your vet. My vet recommends a "booster" shot for EEE or WNV if either are diagnosed around here, plus my horses get their spring and their fall shots for everything. (vaccinated 2x a year, once before it is hot, and then in late summer early fall, in fact it is almost time to call vet for shots.)

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X