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Barrier Anti-Itch Soothing Shampoo 1 Litre Barrier Anti-Itch Soothing Shampoo 1 Litre
£12.15
Barrier Anti-Itch Soothing Shampoo 1 Litre A rich and gentle, antibacterial, 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner for all year round use and especially for summer use when excellent cleansing, conditioning and anti-itch properties are needed the most. Includes all the added benefits of tea tree, aloe vera, chamomile and lavender to gently soothe and calm sore, bitten or irritated areas, ensuring the ski…
Hilton Herbs Bye Bye Itch: 2kg Hilton Herbs Bye Bye Itch: 2kg
£27.00
£26.95
Hilton Herbs Bye Bye Itch 2kg Formulated to maintain and support skin and cellular integrity as it is rich in essential fatty acids. Encourages natural resistance to allergens and skin irritation and cleanses the toxins in the body. Designed to be fed to horses and ponies in the months prior to and throughout the itching season. It can be given at a reduced rate through the winter months to give a…
Nettex Summer Freedom Itch Stop Salve 600ml Nettex Summer Freedom Itch Stop Salve 600ml
£32.25
£27.95
Nettex Itch Stop Salve 600ml Itch Stop Salve Complete is the unique and preferred application that requires just ONE APPLICATION PER WEEK! Over 20,000 users dare not be without a product that guarantees to: -alleviate the scratch and rub cycle -disinfect and sanitise -effectively repel midges and other flying insects.Blended into a user friendly, lightly textured cream, all active agents when abso…
Barrier Anti-Itch Soothing Shampoo 500ml Barrier Anti-Itch Soothing Shampoo 500ml
£7.85
Barrier Anti-Itch Soothing Shampoo 500ml A rich and gentle, antibacterial, 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner for all year round use and especially for summer use when excellent cleansing, conditioning and anti-itch properties are needed the most. Includes all the added benefits of tea tree, aloe vera, chamomile and lavender to gently soothe and calm sore, bitten or irritated areas, ensuring the skin…
Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent: 1 Litre Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent: 1 Litre
£15.95
Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent is designed to keep the largest of flying insects at bay, including midge, bots, horseflies and most importantly calms and soothes the effects of midge bites. A blend of concentrated herbal oils, volatile essential oils and pure avocado oil. Barrier Animal Healthcare products use only natural, plant derived non-toxic active ingredients, all harvested from sustainab…
Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent: 1 Litre (Refil) Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent: 1 Litre (Refil)
£14.95
Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent is designed to keep the largest of flying insects at bay, including midge, bots, horseflies and most importantly calms and soothes the effects of midge bites. A blend of concentrated herbal oils, volatile essential oils and pure avocado oil. Barrier Animal Healthcare products use only natural, plant derived non-toxic active ingredients, all harvested from sustainab…
Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent: 5 Litre Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent: 5 Litre
£77.00
£56.95
Super Plus Fly Repellent has always been the No 1 selling product of its kind to deter all those nasty flying insects, and most importantly, where Super Plus has been sprayed, it protects against and calms the effects of midge bites. Uses: Designed to keep the largest of flying insects at bay, including midge, bots, horseflies and most importantly calms and soothes the effects of midge bites. Our…
Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent: 500ml (Gel) Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent: 500ml (Gel)
£11.29
Gels are ideal for more awkward areas such as the sheath, head, under the belly and backs of the heels. When applying gels, use more sparingly and take extra care especially in hot conditions as ALL gels tend to attract sunlight and there may be a risk of sunburn.
Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent: 500ml (Spray) Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent: 500ml (Spray)
£10.99
Super Plus Fly Repellent has always been the No 1 selling product of its kind to deter all those nasty flying insects, and most importantly, where Super Plus has been sprayed, it protects against and calms the effects of midge bites. Uses: Designed to keep the largest of flying insects at bay, including midge, bots, horseflies and most importantly calms and soothes the effects of midge bites. Our…
Barrier SUPER POWER Plus Fly Gel 500ml (Yellow pot) Barrier SUPER POWER Plus Fly Gel 500ml (Yellow pot) new
£21.50
Barrier Super Power Plus Gel 500ml Blended using the latest and most efficient ingredients to guarantee long protection against all flying insects and especially horse flies, ticks and other blood sucking pests. Completely non-toxic and plant derived yet provides all-round protection for up to eight hours depending on wet weather conditions. Contains added vitamin A and E to help maintain healthy…
Barrier SUPER POWER Plus Fly Spray 5 Litre Refill (Yellow Bottle) Barrier SUPER POWER Plus Fly Spray 5 Litre Refill (Yellow Bottle) new
£79.99
Barrier Super Power Plus Spray 5 Litre Blended using the latest and most efficient ingredients to guarantee long protection against all flying insects and especially horse flies, ticks and other blood sucking pests. Completely non-toxic and plant derived yet provides all-round protection for up to eight hours depending on wet weather conditions. Contains added vitamin A and E to help maintain heal…
Battles Summer Fly Cream 400G Battles Summer Fly Cream 400G
£9.95
Battles summer fly cream is a bright yellow soothing antibacterial fly repelling cream that has been specially designed to assist in the healing of damaged skin as well as effectively repelling flies and other biting insects. The antibacterial action provides fantastic support in dealing wtih problems associated with maggot flies on sheep and general broken skin on horses, and along with sheep and…
Botanica Fly Spray 750ml Botanica Fly Spray 750ml
£12.95
Botanica Fly Spray 750ml An insect's worst nightmare. All natural spray with a unique formula, plant-based, free from toxins, chemicals, lanolins, parabens and prohibited substances. Keeping your animals protected for longer.
Brinicombe Think Itch 4kg Brinicombe Think Itch 4kg
£39.99
Brinicombe Think Itch 4kg Horse skin supplement incorporating the internationally renowned think fly formula combined with ingredients that support a healthy immune system and maintain healthy skin. This product is BETA NOPS approved.
Brinicombe Think Itch 9kg Brinicombe Think Itch 9kg
£77.99
Brinicombe Think Itch 9kg Horse skin supplement incorporating the internationally renowned think fly formula combined with ingredients that support a healthy immune system and maintain healthy skin. This product is BETA NOPS approved.
Carr & Day & Martin Citromax 500ml Carr & Day & Martin Citromax 500ml
£10.95
Carr & Day & Martin Citromax 500ml A natural water-based formula containing citriodiol for safe, long lasting protection. Big value pack which is ideal for times of high use. Contains the only natural HSE approved ingredients. Repels midges and all flying and biting insects.
Carr & Day & Martin Flygard 5 Litre Carr & Day & Martin Flygard 5 Litre
£59.80
£51.75
Carr & Day & Martin Flygard 5 Litre Effective, long lasting, summer spray. This water based formula contains citronella oils for long lasting protecting during the summer months. Contains added coat conditioners to promote a healthy, shiny coat. Recommended for horses that suffer from sweet itch or are irritated by flies. For best results shake well before use and spray directly onto the horse fro…
Carr & Day & Martin Flygard 500ml Carr & Day & Martin Flygard 500ml
£11.70
£10.49
Carr & Day & Martin Flygard 500ml An effective, long lasting, summer spray. This water-based formula contains citronella oils for long lasting protection, during the summer months. Also contains added coat conditioners to promote a healthy, shiny coat. Recommended for horses that suffer from sweet itch or are irritated by flies.
Carr & Day & Martin Flygard Extra Strength Insect Repellent 500ml Carr & Day & Martin Flygard Extra Strength Insect Repellent 500ml
£16.75
£15.49
Carr Day Martin Flygard Extra Strength 500ml Powerful insect repellent; repels midges and all flying and biting insects effectively. Description Extra Strength Insect Repellent Optimum DEET is a proven, effective alternative to a natural-based repellent. This powerful formula gives maximum protection from midges and biting insects. Contains the proven, researched active ingredient DEET, at an opti…
Carr & Day & Martin Insect Repellent Gel (Citronella Free) 250ml Carr & Day & Martin Insect Repellent Gel (Citronella Free) 250ml
£9.60
£8.99
Carr & Day & Martin Insect Repellent Gel (Citronella Free) 250ml Long lasting gel which repels midges and all flying or biting insects naturally and effectively. Has a water resistant clear formula which dries quickly and does not leave a residue. Apply thinly to the coat by hand, with a cloth or a sponge, taking care around the eyes and mouth. If using for the first time, test on a small area of…
Carr & Day & Martin Killitch 1 Litre Carr & Day & Martin Killitch 1 Litre
£41.50
£39.99
Carr & Day & Martin Killitch 1 Litre Licensed and proven to prevent and treat sweet itch in horses and poniesDescriptionProven to prevent sweet itch.AVM-GSL licensed product with active ingredient benzyl benzoate in a soothing lotion, specially formulated for horses.If used as a preventative measure in early Spring prior to the symptoms becoming evident, the condition may not take hold.Application…
Carr & Day & Martin Killitch 500ml Carr & Day & Martin Killitch 500ml
£26.50
£23.99
Carr & Day & Martin Killitch 500ml Licensed and proven to prevent and treat sweet itch in horses and poniesDescriptionProven to prevent sweet itch.AVM-GSL licensed product with active ingredient benzyl benzoate in a soothing lotion, specially formulated for horses.If used as a preventative measure in early Spring prior to the symptoms becoming evident, the condition may not take hold.ApplicationAp…
Deosect Horse 1 Litre Deosect Horse 1 Litre
£84.99
Deosect Horse 1 Litre Cypermethrin spray concentrate for the control of flies and lice on horses. Legal Category: POM/VPS.

Horse Fly Protection

Horses can be pestered and bitted by a variety of flies and airborne insects. These creatures make life extremely unpleasant for horses and their bites can lead to a number of health issues. It is crucial that horse owners are aware of the potential problems and that they do what they can to protect their horses from being bitten. Explore our range of horse fly protection products available to provide a helping hand.

Tabanidae

Horse flies and deer flies can bite both horses and riders. Those bites can be really nasty. This is because the flies are from the Tabanidae family of insects. They have every long mandibles which rip open rather than bite the flesh. Horses can also suffer from bites by gnats, black flies and bot flies.

Bites and Sweet Itch

Bites from flies can lead to equine infectious anaemia, encephalomyelitis, worm infestation, sores, scabs, respiratory depression and conjunctivitis. Horses can also suffer from an acute allergic reaction to insect saliva and this condition is called sweet itch. There is no cure for sweet itch and so prevention must be a priority.

Fly Prevention

It is possible to address the problem of flies in several ways. Horse owners should muck out regularly as waste will always attracts flies. Waste removed from stables should then be stored as far from the horses as possible. It is best to avoid turning out horses into areas featuring standing water as this always attracts flies. Horses’ wardrobes should feature fly sheets and fly veils for when flies are present.

Fly Repellents

It is also useful to apply fly sprays and repellents to horses. We have an impressive range of fly protection for horses which includes both chemically based products and natural formulas. We have chosen our fly sprays from the excellent Natural Animal Feeds (NAF), Carr, Day & Martin, Gold Label, Global Herbs and Fly Away collections. Chemically based fly sprays feature DEET which is a powerful insect repellent but can be an irritant for the skin. Natural sprays include a range of herbal ingredients and essential oils including Citronella. These can also prove efficient in warding off flies.

Citronella is an essential oil which is extracted from lemon grass. It is an effective fly repellent but is also anti-fungal and has a calming effect on some animals.

Through good husbandry, the provision of fly sheets and by using insect repellents, it is possible to protect horses from nasty bites. Horse flies will never go away completely but you can keep them to a minimum and shield horses from being bitten.

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