Re: Can you help this reader?
I have been having the same problem with both of my Arabs its a heard one really as what works on one dosent work on another well this is what i am finding anyhow. I think you just need to try everything possable unlike feeds with fly repelent it dont take long to know if its working or not for your horse and if your like me you end up with two grooming boxes just full of diffrent fly repellents. Also use fly rugs and fly masks if your horse is prone to ripping rugs like one of mine then use the cheaper ones. You could always bring them in by day and out by night but then you have the midges to deal with at night so really you have flys by day and midges but night if you do this you really need to get your horses in by sun rise and let them out at sun set which means this time of year getting down the yard at around 4am and letting them out again around 10pm to avoid it all
This is what working for my two at the moment (nether have sweet itch or any allergies)
Both have fly combo rugs on 24/7 my yongster is prone to getting rugs ripped very quick even though he is 6yrs old, so we have him in a cheap fly combo rug, i have on him is a Saxon i paid only 30 pounds for he also has a shires (i think it is) fly mask again very cheap his has no ears as he does not like anything on his ears.
As for my older horse he has a Rambo fly buster combo on 24/7(he dont rip rugs) and a Amego fly mask again with no ears.
I have found the two fly sprays that are working at the moment are Nettex fly repellent and fly ripes and Barrier super fly spray and gel.