Get rid of flies with these handy fly gels

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  • The best fly gels for horses allow you to reach all the places that are tricky to target with a fly spray, such as around your horse’s head, to ensure he is still protected from flies and insect bites. Fly gels and creams are particularly handy if your horse doesn’t take kindly to a spray and can be applied by hand, with a cloth or sponge. When you combine a fly gel with a fly rug and fly mask, you can offer your horse a really high level of protection.

    Best fly gels for horses

    NAF Off DEET Power Performance gel

    NAF Off DEET Power Performance gel

    Sizes: 750ml | RRP: £17.85 |

    This concentrated DEET-containing gel from NAF repels flies, horseflies and other insects.

    In the UK? View at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, naylors.com or elandlodge.com
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    Barrier Super Plus fly repellent gel

    Barrier Super Plus fly repellent

    Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £18.58 |

    Trusted by many horse owners, this fly repellent gel from Barrier deters all flying insects and calms the effects of midge bites. The pleasant-smelling formula contains a blend of concentrated herbal oils, volatile essential oils and pure avocado oil, which is a skin and coat conditioner.

    In the UK? View at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, naylors.com or equus.co.uk

    Leovet Power Phaser Durative

    Leovet Power Phaser Durativ

    Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £17.09 |

    This gel protects against mosquitoes, horseflies, flies and ticks. It has been tested by the Swiss Institute for Tropical Medicine who have guaranteed it to be effective for seven hours, even if the hair becomes wet or sweaty. It comes with a sponge for easy application.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk or viovet.co.uk

    Nettex Summer fly cream

    Nettex Summer fly cream

    Sizes: 600ml | RRP: £13.99 |

    This DEET-based cream from Nettex is readily absorbed, non-greasy and does not dry the skin. It seals the hair and forms a barrier, while also moisturising and conditioning the area.

    In the UK? View at viovet.co.uk, amazon.co.uk or equus.co.uk

    Equine America fly gel

    Equine America Fly-Repel gel

    Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £17.99 |

    Described as highly effective against a wide range of insects, this natural gel contains eucalyptus oils and citrepel.

    In the UK? View at viovet.co.uk or amazon.co.uk

    Audevard Flymax Derm fly gel

    Audevard Flymax Derm

    Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £31.36 |

    This formula combines five concentrated essential oils as well as aloe vera extracts. The balm format and precision nozzle allow for clean and precise application.

    In the UK? View at viovet.co.uk

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    Veredus Bio Repel gel

    Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £25 |

    This non-toxic and hypo-allergenic natural gel is made of citronella, geranium and cinnamon.

    In the UK? View at amazon.co.uk

    Global Herbs Itch & Bite Cream

    Global Herbs Itch & Bite Cream

    Active ingredients: Cedar tree, blue pine and calendula officinalis | Sizes: 200g | RRP: £19.20 |

    This combination cream is for all itching horses whether they have been bitten or not. It can be used on specific itchy spots or for use over large areas, water can be added to make it easier to spread evenly in a thin layer.

    In the UK? View now at globalherbs.co.uk or viovet.co.uk

    Shires Ezi-Groom Citronella Gel

    Shires Ezi-Groom Citronella Gel

    Active ingredients: Citronella | Sizes: 500g | RRP: £12.99 |

    This long-lasting fly repellent gel protects your horse from flying insects, while also adding condition to the coat.

    Hawkins Organic Buck Off anti-fly gel

    Hawkins Organic Buck Off anti-fly gel

    Sizes: 250ml | RRP: £12.95 |

    Containing natural ingredients, herbs and organic essential lemongrass oil, this Hawkins Organic gel is kind to the skin and suitable for horses who are unable to tolerate chemical based repellents or those containing DEET.

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