The challenges of managing pests and parasite burdens with horses in a way that reduces chemical use is the focus of a new set of fact sheets being produced by Horse SA. The “Horses: Bugs & Beetles” project involves horse owners working with Dr Bernard Doube to prepare a series of eight fact sheets and deliver free field days for interested landholders.
“A strong emphasis is being placed on biological options and reducing chemical use as a more sustainable way to manage horses and the land”. Julie Fiedler, Executive Officer for Horse SA said. “Current trends are for targeted strategic de-worming of horses to aid in the fight against drug resistance and to help promote the “good” bugs and insects, like dung beetles”
Horse and small property owners are invited to register to attend free field days at Oakbank (12 July), Strathalbyn (18 July) and Roseworthy (31 July) at which the fact sheets will be available.
Further information and registrations on www.horsesa.asn.au
This project has been funded by the Australian Department for Agriculture.
Media Enquiries: Julie Fiedler Horse SA Mob: 0402488306 E:[email protected]
Horse SA has, as a key goal, to make sure horses are a valued part of our Australian culture, community and business life. The organisation works at all levels of government, business and non-profit organisations through to grass roots horse owners to achieve that goal.