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Archive | Fly & Midge

17 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use? Itchless, Biting Midge Cream and Fly Repellent

This month’s ‘What do you use?’ is slightly different and it comes from two four legged Equimins fans, Amber and Mouse… “It’s that time of the year again when the pesky midges try to feast on us and suffering with Sweet Itch can make us very miserable!!! “Our names are Amber and Mouse and with [...]

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15 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Why we love lavender

Lavender Shampoo

We have to admit to being lavender fans at Equimins. Not only does lavender have a lovely smell, but it also has natural antiseptic properties, can help to repel flies and insects and can help to calm and relax! The lavender plant is a common sight in many gardens across the UK. It’s easy to [...]

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15 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Keeping flies away this summer

Fly Repellent Gel 3535

There are so many things to love about the summer- the lighter evenings, the warmer temperatures and a reduction in mud. However, this all comes at a cost, and this is flies, midges and biting insects. Although banishing flies is not something that we’re able to do, there are lots of ways to help keep [...]

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15 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Keep flies away this spring and summer

Extra Strength Fly Repellent

If your horse is bothered by flies every year, make this year different and invest in quality fly repellent products from Equimins. We have a range of four different fly repellents as well as Biting Midge Cream to help keep your horse fly free and happy all summer long. Here’s a quick guide to our [...]

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15 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Tips for horses with sweet itch

If your horse has sweet itch, there’s no doubt that you’ll be doing all you can to help keep him comfortable over the spring and summer months. Sweet itch is an unpleasant condition that needs careful management year on year as it cannot be cured. Here, we share our top tips on managing horses with [...]

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16 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Jay Ward?

This month’s ‘what do you use?’ comes from Equimins customer Jay Ward. Jay’s based in Devon and regularly posts great pictures and tips on our Facebook page…here’s a bit more about her… “I run a small yard offering show production and schooling near Kingsbridge in South Devon. My association with Equimins started in the early [...]

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27 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

All about tea tree

Tea Tree Shampoo

A number of our products contain tea tree oil, a fresh and fragrant essential oil that delivers more than just a nice smell! In this blog, we have a closer look at tea tree oil, and also explore which products in our range contain it. What is tea tree oil? Tea tree oil comes from [...]

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28 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Get ahead of the flies this summer!

Fly Repellent Gel 3535

Flies can be a real problem during the summer months- they can irritate, upset, annoy and drive horses (and their owners) to distraction! The good news is that there are products that can really help to keep flies away, ideal for when your horse is in the field and when you’re riding, to help you [...]

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21 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use?

August can be a tricky time when it comes to feed with the growing grass often leading to reduced hard feed rations or, in some cases, no concentrated feed at all! Even though feed might be abundant thanks to the green stuff, supplements and topical products are still used to help promote health and more. [...]

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20 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Bites banished!

This summer has been great for the sunshine, but if you’re a horse owner, you will have noticed the number of flies…many of whom seem intent on annoying horses! Fly repellents are a great way to keep flies away, but what do you do if your horse gets bitten? Here’s our guide… A fly bite [...]

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15 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Keep your horse cool!

We love the sunshine and most of what comes with it (barbeques, ice creams, beaches…the list goes on!) but we know that it’s not ideal for horses. With the flies and heat, horses can find summer pretty hard going…and that’s why we asked our lovely Facebook fans for their tips when it comes to keeping [...]

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19 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Not so sweet

Biting Midge Cream

Sweet itch is a horrible condition that is the result of an allergic reaction, so it’s not something that every horse and pony will get or could suffer from. For those who do have the condition, spring, summer and even autumn can be a long way away from the pleasant seasons that some of us [...]

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17 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Give them some Extra Strength

Extra Strength Fly Repellent

When you think of summer, what do you think about? Warm sunshine? 24/7 turnout? Growing grass? No mud? Flies? Yes, we know what it’s like, flies can put a real dampener on summer, but with our great range of Extra Strength Fly Repellents, they can be removed from your list! Our ever popular Extra Strength [...]

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16 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

The gel to repel!

We’re very excited to welcome Fly Repellent Gel 3535- a product we see as a valuable ally in the fight against flies this summer. Here are nine reasons why we think you’ll love it: It’s very effective, in fact, it was on trial during 2012 and it proved more effective than the Deet based products [...]

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05 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Fly Repellent – keep the flies away this summer

It looks like summer has made a welcome return! If your horses are struggling with the flies, we have a range of fly repellents that should help: Our Fly Repellent Extra Strength is a new formulation that has been on trial in the Far East and has been outstandingly successful. The Far East is a good [...]

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