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2 Recipes of natural fly protection for horses 🦟

Updated: Sep 30, 2023

1. 2. Natural Anti-Mosquito and Horsefly Spray for Horses

Ingredients:

  • 250 ml distilled water

  • 250 ml apple cider vinegar

  • 20 drops lavender oil

  • 20 drops tea tree oil

  • 20 drops lemon eucalyptus oil

  • 20 drops lemongrass oil

  • 10 drops neem oil (optional)

  • Spray bottle

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Ingredients:

    • .Obtain all the ingredients listed above.

    • Ensure that the essential oils are of high quality and suitable for animals.


  1. Mixing the Liquids:

    • Pour 250 ml distilled water into the spray bottle.

    • Add 250 ml apple cider vinegar.


  1. Adding the Oils:

    • Add 20 drops of lavender oil to the bottle.

    • Add 20 drops of tea tree oil.

    • Mix in 20 drops of lemon eucalyptus oil.

    • Add 20 drops of lemongrass oil.

    • Optionally, you can add 10 drops of neem oil to enhance the effect.


  1. Seal and Shake:

    • Seal the spray bottle tightly.

    • Shake the mixture well to blend the oils with the water and vinegar.


  1. Application:

    • Lightly spray the mixture onto the horse's coat, avoiding eyes, nose, and mouth.

    • Reapply every few hours or as needed, especially if the horse is sweating.


  1. Storage:

    • Store the spray in a cool, dark place.

    • Shake well before each use.


Notes fly protection:

  • Test the spray on a small area first to ensure the horse does not have an allergic reaction.

  • Avoid contact with the horse's eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Discontinue use immediately if skin irritation occurs and consult a veterinarian if needed.

2. Natural Feed Supplement against Mosquitoes, Horseflies, and Flies for Horses


Ingredients:

  • Garlic granules

  • Apple cider vinegar

  • Black cumin oil

  • Linseed

Recipe:

  1. Garlic Granules:

    • Dosage: 1g per 10kg body weight of the horse.

    • Example: A 500kg horse receives 50g of garlic granules daily.


  1. Apple Cider Vinegar:

    • Dosage: 10ml per 100kg body weight of the horse.

    • Example: A 500kg horse receives 50ml of apple cider vinegar daily.


  1. Black Cumin Oil:

    • Dosage: 5ml per 100kg body weight of the horse.

    • Example: A 500kg horse receives 25ml of black cumin oil daily.


  1. Linseed:

    • Dosage: 10g per 100kg body weight of the horse.

    • Example: A 500kg horse receives 50g of linseed daily.


Instructions:

  1. Mixing the Ingredients:

    • Mix the ingredients listed above in the specified amounts.

    • Add them to the horse's daily feed.


  1. Feeding:

    • Feed the horse as usual.

    • Monitor the horse for any allergic reactions or intolerances and adjust the amounts if necessary.


  1. Duration of Feeding:

    • Feed the horse with this supplement for at least 4 weeks to achieve a preventive effect against insects.

    • If well-tolerated and needed, the feeding can be continued indefinitely.


Notes to fly protection:

  • Discontinue feeding immediately if signs of intolerances or allergic reactions appear and consult a veterinarian if needed.

  • The dosage can be adjusted depending on individual tolerance and needs.

  • A balanced diet is crucial; this supplement does not replace regular feed.


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