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Mitchy1nge · 20/05/2013 13:06

There is one that works somewhere isn't there, would you mind telling me what it is called and where I can buy it? Thank you very very much.

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ExitPursuedByABear · 20/05/2013 13:09

Nah. They are all a waste of money.

Mitchy1nge · 20/05/2013 13:10

noooooo PLEASE


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tackedoff · 20/05/2013 13:23

we use the lynn Russell one and it seems quite good - also a cream that we rub on the NFs mane and itchy areas which lasts for a week - and a bloody expensive but very good fly rug!

ExitPursuedByABear · 20/05/2013 13:26

I have something called redact I think which I saw on tv for farm animals. You pour it along the spine and it is meant to last 6 weeks. Mad mare hates it. Not sure if it works or not. I checked and it was best before 2004, but she can't read ....

chocolatecakeystuff · 20/05/2013 13:40

Aren't the ones with deet in them meant to work?

SaggyOldClothCatPuss · 20/05/2013 14:47

ive been recommended Deosect by our local CWG as being the only thing thats any good! Dont bother with anything with Deet or Citronella in! I used the Deet stuff on myself last year. Got bitten 7 times by horse flies in my paddock, ended up with cellulitis!

Pixel · 20/05/2013 17:08

We used to use cold tea and vinegar. I seem to recall it worked quite well (at least as well as some of the ones in the shops anyway), we only stopped using it because we got fed up with our grey ponies smelling like a chip shop having brown streaks all over them! At least it's cheap if you want to give it a try (could add some crushed garlic as well I suppose for extra oomph).

ExitPursuedByABear · 20/05/2013 17:14

I used to make one with tea and vinegar and garlic. Left it in the car over the summer and then got rid of it down the toilet in the old Victorian house where I worked, in the attic. It stank out the whole building.

Callisto · 20/05/2013 17:45

Ponies have got a garlic lick that is meant to be a fly repellent. I've also got Coopers Plus which is meant to be good. The flies aren't too bad around here atm, but I think I may get a fly hood for the sheltie if they get bad and if I can get one small enough.

Tea tree oil is also meant to work and lavender.

Butkin · 20/05/2013 18:58

We use Deosect - diluted and put in a dedicated squirty bottle.

Never found the popular brands in tack shops to work very well. Sometimes they even seem to encourage the flys!

Mitchy1nge · 22/05/2013 11:33

thanks all, will order deosect and see

do you really need masks and stuff to apply it? Hmm bit scary

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ExitPursuedByABear · 22/05/2013 11:43

The pour on one I have is called Ridect. Not sure where I got it from but have googled and it does seem to be recommended by some vets,

Butkin · 22/05/2013 13:57

Mitchy - we always use rubber gloves when mixing/using Deosect. Not sure about masks but if you have one it's a good idea to use it!

Pinkponiesrock · 24/05/2013 14:11

Power phaser, does make the ponies smell like you might have set them on fire but its very effective :)

Butkin · 24/05/2013 20:22

Yes have used power phaser at shows - comes in red pot with it's own sponge - and it is pretty good and glosses coats as well!

ExitPursuedByABear · 24/05/2013 20:25

If only it was warm enough to need fly repellant.

CooEeeEldridge · 24/05/2013 20:29

The Avon skin so soft dry oil spray worked a treat for us last summer, but doesn't seem to be this year. Sad I might give coopers a try... HATE seeing them with flies on!!!

Pixel · 24/05/2013 22:23

Agree with Exit, you must have a special breed of arctic flies!

Mitchy1nge · 28/05/2013 14:44

oh we have LOADS of flies, doesn't everybody?

anyway we won a prize draw at Woodbridge or Poplar or some other local show recently and now have a shed load of shampoos and oils and fly sprays and stuff so might as well use that up first - assuming they don't work it will be a coin toss between deosect and coopers :)

we made stuff using the Avon thing last year, it kept going all lumpy grrrrr AND IT DID NOT WORK

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Mitchy1nge · 28/05/2013 14:46

the shampoo is LOVELY though

equioils or horseoils or something like that

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Pixel · 28/05/2013 18:23

No flies here, perhaps you pong or something Grin.

Mitchy1nge · 28/05/2013 21:32

ha yes probably

really wouldn't surprise me

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