SCHC Dr Eastman and CLPH have brought to our attention a proposed change to the usage of pyrethrins, and PBOs. These are the ingredients in most equine fly sprays and barn misting systems. Attached are the EPA's proposed review decisions and a summary by the Kentucky State Veterinarian.
The American Horse Council is working with the USDA in an effort to reverse this decision. Per AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners) : Key points for Equine – these label changes would 1) prohibit the products being sprayed by trigger spray bottle directly on the animal (which is the main way we use these products on horses), and 2) prohibit the products being used in mister systems (which is a common application strategy in equine hospitals, boarding facilities, and private show barns).
As is typical with regulatory changes, there is a short window for rebuttal statements. Deadline for Public Comment is October 4th.
Here’s the link: Federal Register :: Pesticide Registration Review; Proposed Interim Decisions for Several Pesticides; Notice of Availability
The South Carolina Horsemen's Council will be making a statement on the matter and commenting to the EPA. Please check back for our official statement.
Thank you ,
South Carolina Horsemen's Council President
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