On the Horse Farm

horse watering trough


To minimize larval habitat on the horse farm:

  • Empty and rinse troughs twice a week
  • Minimize the creation of ground impressions - tire ruts, hoof prints - to a practicable extent
  • Use landscaping to minimize standing surface water
  • Aerate and/or stock small ponds with fish
  • For areas of standing water that cannot be drained use larvicides


To minimize exposure to adult mosquitoes:

  • Keep horses inside during periods of high mosquito activity
  • Keep lights off and fans on at night


Stay informed about maintaining current vaccination on all animals

West Nile Virus in U.S. Horses external link

Rutgers University West Nile Virus in Horses

Rutgers University Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Horses