Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent is one of two fly repellents that we manufacture – see also Barrier Enhanced Formula Fly Repellent.
Barrier 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 Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent has been sprayed, it protects against and calms the effects of midge bites. Where irritation is a problem Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent will help stop the need to rub and soothe sore areas.
Voted Best Buy in Horse Magazine with a score of 15/15 (effectiveness – 5/5, Staying Power – 5/5 and Value for Money – 5/5), tried and tested by thousands, we are very conscious to ensure it stays on top. 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.
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.
Designed to keep the largest of flying insects at bay, including midge, bots, horseflies and most importantly calms and soothes the effects of midge bites. Our formulation is ready to fight this seasons influx of even larger, blood sucking and repellent resistant bugs. Strong and kind with the staying power that will defy those monsters ensuring it is your first choice to help your horse live comfortably and happily in a bug free environment. ‘STRONG & LONG LASTING, BUT JUST AS KIND WITH SENSITIVE HORSES IN MIND.’
Fly repellents can have a drying effect, which is why we include pure 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.
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.
When animals constantly rub and loose their hair the skin can become very sore and eventually break open to reveal raw areas where bacteria can thrive. Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent is a powerful yet gentle formulation which can be applied directly to broken and raw areas to stop the need to rub and so prevent hair loss. Also refer to Barrier Anti-bacterial Skin Spray which can be used in conjunction with Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent to help calm irritation, give instant protection and aid natural healing.
Raw and 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.
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.
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.
Barrier Animal Healthcare’s products are not tested on animals. No materials have knowingly been included in this product that may contravene current FEI and HRA rules. Barrier’s products are suitable for use in organic farming systems and all repellents are fully HSE approved and licensed.
Available in a 1 litre and a 500 ml refill which is suitable for those horses that are unsure about trigger sprays.