Wound Care, Broodmares, Trailering
Veterinarians and Horse Owners Discover New Benefits and Uses for Fly Armor™
Riverside, CA (August 8, 2012) – Fly Armor has already made waves in the equine community as a revolutionary way to keep insects at bay, and as the product reaches more of the equestrian community, its additional benefits and uses are being recognized and applauded. From protecting wounds and sores to help speed healing, to keeping broodmares comfortable, to keeping horses from being bugged by insects while trailering, Fly Armor continues to prove itself as an excellent defense against pests and a true alternative to fly sprays.
Dr. Larry Caudill, a respected veterinarian from Lexington, Kentucky, is extremely pleased with the results he has seen when using Fly Armor. Dr. Caudill works both on performance animals and breeding and reproductive work, and has seen the benefits of Fly Armor in many different areas. “From disease control to just keeping horses more comfortable, we have seen nothing but success with Fly Armor,” said Dr. Caudill. “During the summer, keeping pests down reduces the chance of spreading diseases like west nile and encephalitis, which is a huge concern for horse owners.”
Dr. Caudill also noted horses stomped less when wearing the Fly Armor inserts, which reduces impact to the legs and the development of splints. In addition, Fly Armor helped to keep flies and other pests away from the sensitive areas on the face, and especially the eyes, which when using Fly Armor saw reduced tearing and eliminated the need for fly masks. Dr. Caudill was so impressed by Fly Armor that he began to encourage its use with broodmares and young stock as well. “Obviously we try to avoid using and harsh chemicals or pesticides on expecting mares, and Fly Armor allows us to eliminate pests while avoiding the typical types of fly sprays,” said Dr. Caudill. “This reduces the chance that the mares will ingest the toxic components, and keeps them comfortable. We also now apply the inserts to foals, and have had a lot of success keeping the flies out of our foaling barns as well.”
Fly Armor has also been a boon to horse owners battling summer sores and doctoring wounds. Dr. Caudill noted that when an animal has an open sore or wound, it is difficult to bandage and keep flies out effectively, especially if the horse gets turned out or worked. “The Fly Armor inserts were effective in keeping insects out of wounds and eliminated the need for bandaging or spraying chemicals on or around the wound,” said Dr. Caudill. “The reduction of flies also contributes to disease control and speeds healing, making for an all around healthier environment.” Debby Tabb Bruno’s horse Donetta recently experienced what Fly Armor can do for a healing wound first hand. Donetta’s wounds were clearly suffering due to the flies, and Bruno set out to find a solution. “Thanks for Fly Armor, when Donetta’s sores opened up again this year we were able to put a stop to it!” said Bruno. “We used the nose band and tail attachments, and have been able to take off the Lycra suit we used to keep the flies off. We use no other sprays and the wounds are healing!”
Charlie O’hara, Director of Development at Fly Armor, could not be more pleased with the success of the product and how customers are using the inserts to improve their horses’ quality of life. “We are so thrilled that Fly Armor continues to live up to and exceed our expectations. When we hear a story like Donetta’s, where our product helped heal a horse’s wounds, we are ecstatic.”
The Fly Armor replaceable inserts can easily be attached wherever needed, from halters, bridles, rider’s helmets and dog collars to manes, tails and more. They can also be used in stall doors and horse trailers to keep flys away. Riders can also enjoy a pest free ride with Fly Armor Helmet Bands that attach to their headgear. The Fly Armor insect repellent inserts are designed to last approximately four weeks, depending on the weather conditions. The inserts retail for $6.99 for a pair. The Fly Armor gear that holds the inserts are reusable and range in price from $14.00 to $29.00, about the cost of a single bottle of fly spray! To date, Fly Armor offers ten different insert band styles and each is sold as a kit that includes two or four inserts. So along with being eco-friendly, Fly Armor is a very cost effective approach to fly control. In optimal conditions, the inserts can last as long as a month.
O’Hara explains, “In hot temperatures, 90 to100 degrees, when bugs are most prevalent, Fly Armor protects an area of approximately six to seven feet in diameter. That’s what we call the invisible shield of tranquility. Fly Armor is safe, effective, comfortable and affordable and we are proud to bring the innovative approach to fly control to the market place.”
For more information on Fly Armor, visit their website at www.flyarmor.net. Also watch their video on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_Bqgs1q91E&feature=youtu.be
Photo: Horse owners and veterinarians continue to discover benefits and uses for Fly Armor, from speeding the healing time on wounds to keeping broodmares safe and comfortable. (Photo courtesy of Charlie O’hara)
For more information contact:
Charlie O’Hara at Fly Armor