Patch Reduces Attraction Of Flies To Horses


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Equiwinner™, an electrolye-balancing treatment that is best known for resolving and prevention of anhidrosis (non-sweaters) and exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH), can also reduce the attraction flies have to horses, it has been recently shown.

“In the same way that sweat, manure and urine attract flies, so too, do improperly balanced fluids,” said Barbara Socha of Signal-Health, the North American distributer of Equiwinner. “Because improperly balanced fluids in skin moisture or bodily secretions actually attract flies, particularly fluid exuding from the eyes, when the electrolytes are balanced and working properly, it can deter flying insects.”

Deanna Searles, an AQHA trainer who has used Equiwinner for more than four years for horses that have trouble sweating in the summer heat of Scottsdale, Arizona, has noticed over time that her horses treated with Equiwinner patches have significantly less flies and bugs bothering them than their herd mates.

“Recently we tried Equiwinner on a horse that had tons of flies–just swarms of flies on his neck on both sides,” said Searles. “After using the Equiwinner patches for 10 days, the flies don't seem to bother him anymore.”

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