Gnats can be a pesky problem for many horse owners – and the tiny bugs have a way of being extra irritating to horses. Gnats can work their way into horses’ ears, and they tend to look for tender spots, like under the jaw, on the chest and along the underline. In some horses, gnats have been known to cause sweet itch, a type of allergic reaction that can cause swelling and sores. It’s understandable that as a horse owner, you would be looking for ways to protect your horse from gnats.
At Absorbine®, we recommend using UltraShield® Green Gel to help protect your horse’s sensitive areas, like the ears, from gnats. UltraShield® Green Gel contains seven essential oils, and is a natural fly repellent with no petroleum distillates – so owners can feel confident about using it on areas where gnats have already been biting.
In addition to repelling gnats with its blend of essential oils, the thick gel form of UltraShield® Green Gel also forms a physical barrier over the horse’s skin and coat.
What some horse owners may not know is that UltraShield® Green Gel also works to repel biting flies from cuts, scrapes and abrasions while they are healing. The thick gel can be spread over scrapes and abrasions to form a barrier against dirt and other particles, plus it will keep biting flies away from the area.
Check out the video below, which gives a great overview of the different uses for UltraShield® Green Gel.
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