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emmielou1880

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emmielou1880 says:

global herbs supplements love or hate them

my mare suffers from sweet itch and i've heard about global herbs supplements particularly the flyfree and scratch, does anyone know if they work and if so which one is best

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Endurance Arabians

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Re: global herbs supplements love or hate them

Well i have a sheatland who suffers badly with sweet itch and i have tried both Flyfree which he didnt touch so i tried Scratch which again he never touched so for i tried him on scratch plus which was liquied which i gave to him like a wormer. I found it never helped if anything it made him worse he went though 3 snuggy hoods sweet itch rugs as well and he was kept in when the flys were bad dawn and dusk this was two yrs ago Last yr i used Equus herbs sweet itch tab Sulphur tab as well as feeding Winter Glow Summer Shine and cider vinagur and hes mane started to grow he didnt need his fly rug on as much and one Sweet icth rug lasted and last year was very bad for sweet itch due to all the rain and damp weather we had.

But what suits my boy might not suit yours as every horse/pony are diffrent the only way your going to know if it works or not is try. I know its expensive and i have saved myself lot of money going onto equus herbs

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eharringtonl@aol.com

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Re: global herbs supplements love or hate them

Their advertising is brilliant!  Read their brochure and you will BELIEVE that your horse requires at least 3 or 4 VITAL products.  

I have known several people try the fly repellent/sweet itch remedies and none of them have made any difference. . . even to the horses that would actualy eat the stuff. 

Avon Skin So Soft Dry oil spray is the only thing that fixed my sweet itch sufferer.  He went from bald and bleeding to a full mane and tail.  Never looked back!

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helen and mia

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Re: global herbs supplements love or hate them

I tried SuperCalm and she went Superfreak!  I cant say I know anyone who uses it with success. xx

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shanzee

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shanzee says:

Re: global herbs supplements love or hate them

My mare wouldn't touch the stuff, no matter what I put with it. it has such a strong smell there was no disguising it. Even our yard 'dustbin' wouldn't eat it.

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Nash2

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Nash2 says:

Re: global herbs supplements love or hate them

I used FriskyMare and FriskyMare + and the results were amazing and I'm not a great believer in supplements.  They are very helpful and my very fussy mare would eat it after a bit.  I'd give it a try - although you need really to start using these things early and I don't think you can judge if they are working for at least 3 months - it's no good stopping using it after 2 weeks because there are no visible results.  If you then don't think it's working save your money.

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emmielou1880

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emmielou1880 says:

Re: global herbs supplements love or hate them

thankyou for all your comments suppose only time will tell, im well stocked up on the avon dry oil spray as our farrier recommended that.

my mare eats just about anything so not having a problem getting her to eat the fly free fingers crossed it has some effect all i can say is bring on the flies to see what happens if all else fails will have to go back to old faithful rambo fly rug

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kirstyndshaky

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Re: global herbs supplements love or hate them

shaky wouldnt eat the mud x this winter even with strong garlic in to hide the taste, then we found his glands were incredebly swollen, took him off the supplement (just coz its expensive for him not to eat it!) and his glands went down immediatly!!

 

i then emailed the company about it being a possible allergy, they requested a sample to check for quality control issues, never heard from them since!!

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Jamescuck

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Jamescuck says:

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I did a lot of research myself into all the joint supplements.

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: global herbs supplements love or hate them

Keep to the old favourites garlic, Cider Vinegar, and oil of citronella, made a home made spray using cold tea, washing up liquid, Lavender oil, vinegar and surgical spirit / methylated spirit. Sweet itch uses Benzol Benzoate. The Garlic helps the horses breathing, antiseptic and also kills worms as well as keeping flies away, Cider Vinegar helps the horses arthritis as well, oil of citronella keeps flies away both from horse and rider, all cheap ingrediants without needing a mortage and you can buy them from non horsey suppliers so have not go that extra mark up.

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

Re: global herbs supplements love or hate them

I used their products for my old pony once when he had a respiratory problem.  I phoned their helpline and they were very good as the problem was that he also had Cushings so I was a bit wary of triggering off a flare up of laminitis.  They took everything into consideration and sent me the stuff through the post.  I used it all and he improved dramatically and actually never had any further breathing problems again.  However I tried the stuff for repelling flies, can't remember what it was called, and not one of them would touch it even the cob who would even eat himself!

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