Fly masks paired with an insect repellant, can greatly reduce the amount of stress faced by your horse during fly season. An alternative to traditional insect repellants, we also carry feed throughs which when ingested can help ward off pesky insects without the use of sprays.
Dr. Timothy Gibb, Clinical Professor of Entomology at Purdue Agricultural University in Indiana, explained: “Fly masks are used to relieve the stress that a horse deals with when continually fighting flies – primarily the face fly. Face flies are persistent and annoying while they feed around the eyes and nose of horses. They are capable of transmitting eye-worm to horses but this is not common. The mask simply acts as a physical barrier between the horse and the flies.”