Fly Control

  • Proper manure and urine disposal on a regular basis. Disposal should be done at a reasonable distance from the cattle shed.
  • Any stagnation of drainage should be avoided.
  • Smoking the shed with raw leaves (neem leaf preferred) especially during evenings would help reduce the nuisance.
  • Fly repellants may be used in proper concentration.

Natural repellants like neem oil etc, may be applied regularly to repel both biting flies and ticks. This does not have any harmful effects of chemicals and chances of resistance developing are also remote. Application should be always done against the direction of the hair and should cover the entire body, especially underbelly and legs.

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