Best Fly Spray for Horses (Buying Guide 2018)

In this buying guide for the best fly spray for horses, we’ve included a mixture of options including ready-to-use sprays, concentrates and a more natural option.

These fly sprays are designed to protect your horses from flies and other pests especially in the hot weather. Flies proliferate in heat, making your horse very uncomfortable and cause irritation discomfort and may transmit diseases.

>> Related article: Best Fly Killer

Note: Always test the sensitivity of the fly repellent horse spray on a small area of the horse before proceeding to a full body application.


 ProductPrice
1Pyranha Wipe N Spray for Horses Check Price
2Endure Sweat-Resistant Fly Repellents for Horses Check Price
3Farnam Repel-Xp Emulsifiable Horse Fly Spray Check Price
4Absorbine UltraShield Ex Brand Residual Fly Spray Check Price
5Espree Aloe Herbal Fly Repellent Horse Spray Check Price

Review of the Best Fly Spray for Horses:

1) Pyranha Wipe N Spray for Horses

This ready-to-use fly spray for horse by Pyranha Wipe ‘N Spray features an effective pyrethrins-based formula that allows easy application directly to the animal.

>> Also read: Best Fly Traps

It is waterproof and also works on other animals and even pets (i.e Dogs). On top of flies, this product also works effectively in repelling ticks.

It has a citronella scent and it’s conditioner content of lanolin helps make your horse shine when brushed out to the hair. Each horse only requires 1 to 2 ounce per application.

>> Available in these sizes: 32 oz & 1 gallon

Pros
  • Kill flies on contact
  • Convenient & Ready-to-use
  • No mixing required
  • Waterproof
  • Pleasant scent
Cons
  • Can be quite greasy

2) Endure Sweat-Resistant Fly Repellents for Horses (by Farnum)

The Farnum Endure Fly Repellent provides up to 14 days of fly protection for horses. It features a unique Repelock conditioner that binds the product to the horse’s hair shaft, making it sweatproof and rainproof after each application.

>> Also read: 5 Best Fly Zappers

It goes on evenly and does not cause swelling or skin irritation (do note to go easy on sensitive areas like near the eye and around the ear).

The roll-on version has large rolling ball and is great for application around the head, ears, eyes, legs, and face. Apply it every 2-3 days for effective relief. It also contains sunscreen to help protect your horse from sunburn.

On top of protection against flies, it also repels other pests like mosquitoes, Deer Ticks, Gnats and Lice

>> Available in these applications: Pour, Spray & Roll-on

Pros
  • Sweat resistant
  • Ready to use
  • Long lasting
  • Contains sunscreen
  • RepeLock conditioner
  • Works in wet conditions
Cons
  • Slight dust and dirt will stick

3) Farnam Repel-Xp Emulsifiable Horse Fly Spray

The Farnam Repel-Xp Emulsifiable Fly Spray concentrate features Prallethrin and Piperony Butoxideacts that acts both as a repellent as well as a killer insecticide.

Apart from horse, it can be sprayed in and around stall enclosures to help control flies and other insects. On top of killing and repelling flies, it also provide protection against other biting pests like mosquitoes, gnat and ticks.

>> Related read: Best Fly Swatter Rackets

To use, simply mix concentrate with water into a spray bottle and it’s good to go. 1 quart of the concentrate can make up to 8 quarts of fly spray. Repeat the application every 3-4 days.

>> Available in these sizes: 16 ounce, 32 ounce & 1 gallon

Tip: During heavy seasons, consider adding Skin So Soft oil to help in stay on the coat for longer.

Pros
  • Allows control of the strength
  • Kills and repel
  • Long-lasting
  • Manufactured in USA
Cons
  • Requires mixing before use
  • Horse might not like smell at first

4) Absorbine UltraShield Ex Brand Residual Fly Spray

The Absorbine UltraShield fly spray is a sweat resistant and weatherproof repellent and killer spray. It is both waterproof and sweat proof; and provides killing and protection from fly for up to 17 days.

>> Related read: What Is The Purpose Of Flies

This product is strong enough to keep off the pests but gentle enough for daily use. It also contains sunscreen and are also safe to use on dogs.

Pros
  • Weatherproof
  • Sweat resistant
  • Contains sunscreens
  • Repels and kills
  • Works on Dogs

5) Espree Aloe Herbal Fly Repellent Horse Spray

This fly repellent Horse Spray by Espree features herbal concentrates with botanical oils which provide a gentler and more soothing option to the range of horse spray in the market.

>> Also read: Best Fly Spray For Dogs

It contains horse coat conditioners, aloe vera which soothes irritated areas and sunscreen to help prevent sunburn.

It’s easy to dilute, safe to use, and long-lasting, where each application can provide up to 24 hours of relief from flies and other insects.

Pros
  • Natural option
  • EPA registered
  • Contains essential oils & aloe vera
  • Contains sunscreen
  • Nice scent
  • Allows control over strength
  • Made in USA
Cons
  • Not waterproof
  • Requires mixing


What To Lookout When Buying Fly Spray For Horses?

Depending on the sensitivity level of your horse, be sure to take a look at the content. Most repellents contain conditioners that helps keep the coat shiny and healthy. Some even have sunscreen to protect the coat from sunburn, and others have soothing, healing herbs and botanical oils to help relieve itching from scars and surface wounds.

>> Related article: How To Get Rid Of Flies Outdoor


Final Thoughts

As with any fly control product, try switching up the brand to prevent flies in your area from building immunity over time.

Most effective fly spray for horses are pretty strong in it’s repellent (and even insecticide) content, hence be sure to test on a small surface of your horse before proceeding to a full body application.

Go easy on sensitive areas by applying a thinner layer or fly spray around the eye and ear area. Also monitor the response of your horse to determine if the spray is suitable. That said, give it some time before making the decision to ditch a product. Fly spray will more or less cause a certain degree of discomfort after the initial application (i.e. the smell, the greasy texture).

Have you tried a fly spray product on your horses? What’s your experience like with a horse spray? Leave a comment to share with the committee.

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