Fly Spray Feature - Is Your Horse Covered?
Fly Spray Feature - Everything Horse Magazine
Come sun or rain horses of all breed and type are susceptible to flies. As summer conditions worsen throughout the UK, and the sun is replaced with clouds and rain, it's still just as important to protect your horses against flies. The minute the sun does shine, you can be sure the flies will be back in reach of our four-legged friends.
Here, we take a look at the different type of fly protection available aside from fly rugs. If you didn't catch our fly rug feature last week, pop on over for a look at the different types of rugs available to help protect your horse.
Carr & Day & Martin Equimist Fly Guard
Provides instant, long lasting protection with easy-to-apply continuous spray motion. Ideal for horses that are nervous of sprays as one pump will produce a substantial amount of mist (coverage). Also contains added coat conditioner for a shiny, smooth coat.
Key ingredients: Oil of citronella, cedarwood, wormwood oil
Expect to pay: £11.70+
Horse and Pony Direct Insect Away
Horse and Pony Direct Insect Away contains DEET and keeps flies, horseflies, gnats and other biting insects away for up to 12 hours. The powerful formula contains tea tree oil, making it kind to skin and it comes in a convenient trigger spray which is a perfect size for everyday use
Key ingredients: DEET and tea tree oil
Fly-Away New 'Max Strength' Fly Repellent
A new triple strength 100% natural fly repellent, enhancing the coats natural shine and remaining invisible upon application. Contains citronella oil. HSE approved as safe and effective, and containing no FEI listed banned substances. 'Max Strength' gives the ultimate protection against all flying and biting insects also aiding itch related problems.
Key ingredients: Citronella oil
Equimins Fly Repellent Gel 3535
Fly Repellent Gel 3535 is an effective, long lasting fly repellent that can be used on horses and other animals. The powerful gel contains 15% ethyl butylacetylaminopropionate (also known as IR3535) that helps to repel biting insects including midges and mosquitoes and, during trials, proved to be more effective and longer lasting.
Key ingredients: IR3535
Size: 50g travel size or 500g
RRP: £2.99 50g / £14.65 500g
Fly-Away 'Max Strength' Fly Gel
Max strength Fly & Midge Gel is based on our Max Strength fly repellent for use on horses who do not like the noise of the trigger sprays and for those hard to reach areas. . Tried and trusted by 1000's since Max strength fly repellent spray was launched. Gel Formula for those hard to reach areas 100% natural and proven effectiveness Contains essential oils to condition the coat Helps stop the need to rub
Key ingredients: Essential Oils
Lincoln Fly Repellent Gel
Non spray application ideal for horses that don’t like sprays. Convenient for localised application. Contains the well established powerful fly repellent DEET in a convenient to use gel. Won’t run off. Contains additional moisturising agents. Pleasant fragrance.
Key ingredients: DEET, moisturising agents
Expect to pay around £8.00+
Global Herbs FlyFree
FlyFree provides a traditional, unique and powerful way to help horses tolerate flies. The plants in FlyFree are digested and their scents pass through to the skin where they make life much more comfortable for your horse by discouraging flies and maintaining healthy skin. Gone are the days when all the choice you have is to use sprays and chemicals!
Key ingredients: Turmeric, Cedar tree, Garlic, Long Pepper
RRP: 500kg £14.00 / 1kg £25.50 / 5kg £114.50
Garlic Horslyx contains optimum amounts of pure garlic oil, together with high specification vitamin, mineral and trace elements. Feeding garlic as a fly repellent is not a new idea and works because high sulphur compounds in garlic are released through the skin via natural body secretions such as sweat, producing an invisible barrier that flies find repellent. An independent research study concludes that Garlic Horslyx helped alleviate irritation caused by sweet itch. Click here for the full details.
Key ingredients: Pure garlic oil, vitamins and minerals
Size: 650kg /5kg /15kg (larger sizes available)
Expect to pay around £13.00 for 5kg
The MT-Trap is the new portable solution to control horseflies. It can be used on its own at home, around the yard and at competitions to help keep horseflies away. The trap uses the horsefly’s own instincts against it. The black ball in the centre absorbs and then emits the sun’s heat and makes the horsefly think that the ball is a warm blooded animal. The horsefly lands on the ball but, when she’s unable to feed from it, she flies up and away, only to be guided into a collection chamber via the funnel shaped cover over the ball. This clever trap is chemical free and can be used year on year to help keep horseflies away by catching them, and reducing populations as the female is caught.
By displaying these products Everything Horse, in no way, endorses, recommends or can guarantee complete fly protection.
If you are in any doubt over your horse's health Everything Horse strongly recommends you seek advice from a registered veterinarian.