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Marsha Cassada

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Check your buildings this time of year for black widow spiders. We found two in one of our shelters. A visitor was looking at the construction of the shelter and noticed them. My horses stand in there every day, but I don't generally go insidenellies.jpg. I shudder to think if one had rubbed against the spider.
 

Cayuse

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Thankfully we don't have those around here. We do have some brown spiders (recluse? maybe? I forget and I'm going to look it up) that have a nasty bite. I had a pony get bitten by one once or twice and I did too. Gave me nasty infection on my scalp that took months to fully heal.
Where were the spiders in the shed? Near the floor?
 

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We have black widows everywhere here! I was out there with the shop vac getting all the webs the other day. I have never had a horse get bitten that I know of. We are more concerned about Brown Recluse spiders. My brother in law had a bad experience with a bite last year.
 

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