Super Plus Fly Repellent is one of two fly repellents that we manufacture - see also 'Enhanced Formula Fly Repellent.'
We are delighted that our top selling Super Plus Fly Repellent has just been voted 'Best In Test' by Horse Magazine in the July 2014 issue, for the second year in a row. Scoring 5 out of 5 stars.
In 2011 Super Plus Fly Repellent was voted �Gear Award Winner� by Your Horse Magazine in the Big Test For Fly Repellents. 19 fly repellents tested for Ease of Use, Effectiveness & Value for Money.
Super Plus Fly Repellent scored 30/30. Ease of use: 10/10, Effectiveness: 10/10 Value for Money: 10/10.
'Our winner for this test goes to Barrier Animal Healthcare for its Super Plus Fly Repellent - our tester couldn't fault it. An extremely rare maximum score for this product, which is both economical and effective.'
Tried and trusted by thousands Super Plus Fly Repellent has always been the 'No 1' selling product of it's 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. Where irritation is a problem Super Plus Fly Repellent will help stop the need to rub and soothe sore areas.
We are all aware of the changing patterns in our climate, that appear to be bringing longer periods of warm, damp weather - ideal conditions for bugs to thrive. Bearing this in mind we are constantly looking for ways to improve our formulations in order to keep our products the most effective and best value for money on the market, whilst at the same time ensuring that they are totally safe and kind to the animal, user themselves and to the environment.
Uses: Super Plus Fly Repellent is your best form of defence against air borne attack. Designed to deter all those nasty flying insects such as MIDGES, BOTS, HORSE FLIES, BLACK FLIES, FACE FLIES, STABLE FLIES AND BLACK FLIES on horses and ponies by direct application, whilst calming and soothing the effects of midge bite. Our strong formulation with incredible staying power is ready to fight even larger, blood sucking and repellent resistant bugs, ensuring it is your only choice to help your horse live comfortably and happily in a bug free environment. 'STRONG - LONG LASTING - STOPS THE NEED TO RUB - KIND WITH SENSITIVE HORSES IN MIND.'
BEST IN TEST WINNER - HORSE MAGAZINE (See it in the July 2014 Issue, Page 109) Super Plus Fly Repellent: BEST IN TEST - 'I found this spray to work well. After applying it, I didn't see any flies on my horse or any bites on her. It is easy to apply, as a mist or a jet, and I like the trigger spray, which has an 'off' setting to avoid wastage.
'I had to use quite a bit to get an even coverage, but the nozzle has a good spray range and the product lasted a long time.
'The repellent is not sticky, so it doesn't leave a residue mark on the coat.
' I like the fact it makes the coat shiny, too and that it's a natural product, so i'm not worrying about what I'm putting on my horse.' Awarded top 5 stars Best In Test.
BEST OF THE TEST WINNER - HORSE MAGAZINE (See it in the July 2013 Issue) Super Plus Fly Repellent: BEST OF THE TEST - 'On first inspection I thought it had fairly plain packaging, but a lovely smell, and I liked that it wasn't sticky. The trigger is excellent - I love that you can apply it as a mist or stream. This makes it easier to spray sparingly over the body and then I use the stream option on a sponge, to wipe the face. 'The first time I put it on my horse was in the field and I literally saw the flies disappear! It would be useful to have instructions on how long an application lasts, though - I use it twice a day when my boy is living out. My horse hasn't shown signs of any fly bites, so I would buy this spray again. It offers good value for money and seems to be effective. I've tried expensive brands in the past and they haven't been as good as this one. The bottle could be a bit more interesting - it doesn't do the product inside justice. This is an excellent fly repellent and good value.'
Your Horse Award Winner (See it in the July 2011 Issue) Super Plus Fly Repellent: BIG TEST FLY REPELLENTS GEAR AWARD WINNER - SUPER PLUS FLY REPELLENT Your Horse Magazine put 19 products to the test so you don't have to waste your money trying them out! Your Horse Magazine Gear Award, Winner Tags are only awarded to the very best products in their comprehensive gear tests. The Your Horse team and readers put 19 fly repellents to the test - including sprays, creams and gels - so that they can recommend the best. Each fly repellent was tested for Ease of Use, Effectiveness & Value for Money. Your Horse Magazine quote - 'We take our testing very seriously - look out for the Your Horse awards in the magazine, and as swing tags on products in the shops. If it's good enough for an award, it's good enough for your hard-earned cash.' Super Plus Fly Repellent scored 30/30. Ease of use: 10/10, Effectiveness: 10/10 & Value for Money: 10/10. Your Horse magazine quote 'Our winner for this test goes to Barrier Animal Healthcare for its Super Plus Fly Repellent - our tester couldn't fault it.'
'An extremely rare maximum score for this product, which is both economical and effective.'
Fully HSE Approved - Licence No. 8725 & 8726: Full HSE Approval - Licence No 8725 & 8726. In accordance with the Biocidal Products Directive, regulations require any product which holds itself out as any form of repellent to secure an approval and licence number from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). This approval requires the active ingredient (Ai) to be listed on the label together with the amount of Ai being used. In April, 2006 Barrier Animal Healthcare secured the necessary approval and the licence numbers for this product. Ai is Citriodiol 1.5% W/W.
Contents: A blend of concentrated herbal oils, volatile essential oils and pure avocado oil. Fly repellents can have a drying effect, which is why we include pure and concentrated Avocado Oil, the very best quality skin and coat conditioner for equine use. In the warmer weather the skin tends to become flaky and the hair dry and coarse. High in Vitamins A, D and E it deep conditions hair and nourishes the skin.
Horse Flies: Our formulation is powerful enough to deter the largest of flying insects. Horse flies are hated by both ourselves and horses, because they really hurt when they bite. They have a knife-like mouthpiece that breaks through the skin by slashing it, in order that they can then feed of the blood. The skin is left with raised, sore and very irritating lumps. Our formulations will soothe and help stop the need to rub.
Directions for use : Always shake well. Use as and when required. Can be applied directly to raw and exposed areas and to help stop the need to rub. Apply liberally avoiding eyes and nasal passages.
Trigger Spray: Quiet, fine action spray ensures full and even coverage.
Refill: Self explanatory and also very useful if your horse dislikes sprays - apply using a cloth.
Gel: Very useful for those more awkward areas such as the head, belly, sheath and udder. Please note that gels can attract the sunlight and cause burning if not applied sparingly.
Broken Skin: When animals constantly rub and loose their hair the skin can become very sore and eventually break open to reveal sore areas where bacteria can thrive.
Super Plus Fly Repellent is a powerful yet gentle formulation which can be applied directly to broken and sore areas to stop the need to rub and so prevent hair loss. Also refer to 'Anti-bacterial skin Spray' which can be used in conjunction with 'Super Plus Fly Repellent' to help calm irritation, give instant protection and aid natural healing.
Raw & Sore Areas : No need to worry about application to exposed and sore areas, the formulation is kind and gentle enough to apply directly to areas which have been rubbed raw. It stops the urge to rub almost instantly and gets to work and soothing affected areas.
Midge Bite (Sweet Itch): Sweet Itch is caused by an allergic reaction to the saliva of the biting midge. This causes intense irritation in the mane, neck area, top of the tail, chest and belly. Usually more prevalent between April and October in moist, wooded areas. Some animals are more prone to the effects of midge bites than others and it normally stays with them for life, so it is very important to use a good repellent that keeps the midge at bay and soothes and calms the effects of midge bites, ensuring that your horse or pony is kept a comfortable as possible.
Sensitivety: Barrier Animal Healthcare appreciates that some horses and ponies have thin sensitive skins. Many such horses suffer allergic reactions to natural or synthetic products and for this reason, if you think that your horse or pony may react to products we advise you to carry out a small patch test before use.
Safety Data: 100% Natural and No Nasty Chemicals. We appreciate that horses and ponies may have sensitive skins and so suffer severe allergic reactions to certain natural ingredients. For this reason, Barrier Animal Healthcare DOES NOT include citronella or vinegar in any of their formulations.
Which Fly Repellent to Choose?: Lindsay Opie, Cornwall, emailed, I'm Confused! I've always used and like Super Plus Fly Repellent with coat conditioner, but see that you also manufacture Enhanced Formula Fly Repellent and I don't know which one to buy. Is the latter exactly the same, but with extras?
Reply from Barrier - Super Plus Fly Repellent is by far our strongest formulation, our Enhanced Formula Fly Repellent is designed especially for midge and midge bite and contains more natural ingredients known for their antiseptic properties.
Lindsay - I'll stick with the Supr Plus Fly Repellent then. It works, keeps his coat in great condition (not sticky like some) and it smells gorgeous. I'm a big fan of your equine range, as are lots of my horsey friends. 30.6.2015.
Tried & Tested & Endorsements: 2013 BEST OF THE TEST - HORSE MAGAZINE. 'On first inspection I thought it had fairly plain packaging, but a lovely smell, and I liked that it wasn't sticky. The trigger is excellent - I love that you can apply it as a mist or stream. This makes it easier to spray sparingly over the body and then I use the stream option on a sponge, to wipe the face.
'The first time I put it on my horse was in the field and I literally saw the flies disappear! It would be useful to have instructions on how long an application lasts, though - I use it twice a day when my boy is living out. My horse hasn't shown signs of any fly bites, so I would buy this spray again. It offers good value for money and seems to be effective. I've tried expensive brands in the past and they haven't been as good as this one. The bottle could be a bit more interesting - it doesn't do the product inside justice. This is an excellent fly repellent and good value.' (Angie Webb for Horse Magazine).
'Not only have I had great success with your Heel to Hoof Soothing Cream for my horse�s mud fever but I use your Super Plus fly spray repellent as it�s the only one that genuinely works! I can't get the smell off my hands for hours even after washing them so I have confidence that it doesn't wear off for ages! Thank you for another fantastic product, it's great to have something that works, is easy to apply and is accepted by my horse! (Jane Watson, Churwell, Leeds -January 2013)
'Living directly next to a nature reserve means our horses are plagued with the dreaded midges that cause the horrid bites and irritating itching. The Barrrier Animal Healthcare range has proven to tick all the boxes for alleviating the problems. We used the Anti-itch Soothing Shampoo, which left the coats gleaming and cured the itch! The Pesky Pest Wash kept the horses skins soothed and it did seem to stop the horrid scurf from building. The Enhanced Formula Fly Repellent is a must for us, out of all the various ones we have tried this is the most successful by far, and it doesn't break the bank to use either! (Roz Bosworth for Showing Magazine 2012).
'I had a great testing place for this product as our fields get full of midges in the warmer weather. It definately helped to reduce them and made the horses a lot more comfortable. It was gentle on their skin and you didn't have to use a large amount for it to work.' (Sacha Pemble for Eventing Magazine - July 2008).
'There are lots of fly repellents on the market and the team at Scottish & Northern Equestrian (SNE) has tried most of them. The real test came in the guise of a very midge-populated field one early evening. The sight was very amusing, horses' and ponies' tails were competing to see who could do the best impersonation of helicopter rotors, and standing amongst all this is a very non-swishy-tailed pony, who had been sprayed with Super Plus Fly Repellent. Smells great.' (Scottish & Northern Equestrian Magazine).
'It was used on a warmblood and was absolutely brilliant! It was very easy to use and the gel really made a difference to his mane - it made it really soft and wasn't greqasy at all. The spray was also brilliant, lovely smelling, really kept the flies away and was really easy to use. I would definitely use it again and give it a score of 9 out of 10.' (Jessica Pearce).
'This is a very effective fly repellent - one application lasts about 24 hours and keeps away the monster midges we have in Scotland. The smell is strong but not unpleasant. The trigger applicator covers a big area, so it is easy to apply. It doesn't stain my horse's coat. I like the fact that the product is 100% natural and contains no chemicals. Its good value for money.' (Cecilia Emerson).
'My dark bay thoroughbred Jet is another sensitive soul who attracks flies, so wears a flysheet. I used the gel before hacking, schooling and dressage competitions. It is very good value for money and brlliant, but I'd like to see how effective it is against horse flies as Jet has a very bad reaction to them. This gel is quite strong smelling, but was easy to apply with a sponge and lasted several hours. I liked that you could apply it exactly to vulnerable areas and rub it in and the horse took no notice. It worked very well and score it 8 out of 10. (Debbie McNab).
'13.1hh Welsh x Arab, who suffers from sweet itch. His field has a pond in it so there are always a lot of midges about. I applied the repellent in the morning and early evening, and it worked really well. I found it easy to apply and it wasn't sticky or slippery which is important for me as my daughter uses him for the mounted games and voulting and so needs to be able to grip onto his mane'. (Sue Horton-Barr for British Horse Magazine).
'My horse has bad sweet itch and after using your spray, I put him into the field at night and instead of rubbing himelf on a tree, he started eating straight away, and was still not rubbing in the morning. My horse and I would like to thank you for all your help'. (Mrs E North, Cornwall).
Gel: Also available in gel form. 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.
Refill: Also available in a 1L and a 500ml refill which is suitable for those horses that are unsure about sprays.
FEI & HRA Rules: Barrier Animal Healthcare's products are not tested on animals. No materials have knowingly been included in this product that may contravene current FEI & HRA rules.
Organic Farming Systems: Barrier's products are suitable for use in organic farming systems. Falls into the exempt category of products which use only plant oils as active ingredients, as listed in Annexe IIB (Pesticides) of Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2092/91 (as amended).
Pack Size : 20L, 5L, 1L, 500ml quiet trigger spray, 500ml refill and for the more awkward areas a 500ml gel.