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In the News & On the Blogs
Ecovet Fly Spray Is Strong
This fly repellent worked like no other product we have ever used.
Horse Journal, June 2014
"Ecovet literally repelled the bugs - they didn't want to be around the horse wearing Ecovet."
PRODUCT REVIEW – ECO VET FLY SPRAY
She Moved to Texas, May 2015
"Now the important part, does it keep flies away? Yes. A thousand times yes. ... I even let a fellow boarder try some on her horse, and she said they had a great trail ride around the property without being bothered by a single fly. That’s a pretty strong statement."
Ecovet Product Review by Dr. Wendy
Driving Radio Show, Horse Radio Network, June 2015
Note: The Ecovet segment (product review and Q&A with Dr. John) begins just after minute 15.
" ... really surprised at how quickly it worked on the gnats."
In the Saddle With Dr. Tim John
Dover Saddlery Blog, June 2015
"A new, exciting fly spray is available now from Ecovet, which has us here at Dover smiling happily as our horses’ tails hang quietly and still while they graze in their paddocks."
Eco-Vet fly spray -- chemical free
Behind the Bit, June 2015
"Eco-Vet is a tad more expensive than other fly sprays, but the 'green advantage' (no pesticides on my horse) is significant enough that I'm willing to pay more."
No Landing Zone
Riding Magazine, July 2015
"Flies may not have much fun this summer thanks to Eco-Vet, a new weapon in the fight against these pests. Developed by veterinarians, Eco-Vet has a unique approach in which three naturally occurring fatty acids combine to repel flies and other insects before they land. It’s non-toxic, fast acting and long lasting."
Review: Ecovet Fly Repellent Spray
The Equine Insider, July 2015
"Whisper, being the thin-skinned Thoroughbred that she is, is highly sensitive to products. Ecovet didn't irritate her skin at all, which is always a concern."
Ecovet Fly Spray Review
We 3 Equines, August 2015
From Ely the Thoroughbred: "I was thrilled to have a fly product that was not only very effective, but completely naturally derived. Being a Thoroughbred, not only am I sensitive to the flies themselves, but my skin cannot tolerate the harsh pesticides in most fly sprays on the market. This product greatly reduced the amount of flies in my 'bubble,' I have not had any further issues with bug sensitivity, and The Girl has not noticed any hives, bug dermatitis, or bites in my sensitive areas!"
EcoVet Fly Repellent
Decidedly Equestrian, September 2015
"For fly season, there’s really no other 'safe' option for repelling flies that works this well. ... We love EcoVet and it will be in our tack box for the rest of the fly season (which may last until the world ends here in Northern California) and every year thereafter. It is a little on the pricey side, but it’s a fine trade-off for a product that works and is healthier for horse, human and environment."
Ecovet Fly Repellent Product Review
Saddle Seeks Horse, October 2015
"The flies were so bad I applied the spray moderately all over first, covering his legs and belly a bit more liberally, and just a sprinkle on his face. Then I groomed Knight. His tail was still and he actually snoozed a bit. No flies near us. It was interesting that the flies that had previously been hovering around his face and a few crawling near his eyes vanished after the Ecovet."
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From Our Customers
"Most years [Clover] has completely rubbed out her mane and tail and rubbed her face raw. ... As soon as I started using Ecovet, she seemed less frantic and wasn’t spending all of her time trying to rub. The hair has grown back on her face as well." – Jennifer (Read Clover's sweet itch Before & After story!)
"Forgetting to pack Ecovet in the trailer for trail rides is worse than forgetting the carrots!" – Cheryl via Ecovet's Facebook page
"Best product for Sweet Itch horses! We've been using the EcoVet for 2 years now - my sweet itch horse has been out of a sheet that whole time and he has a mane and no bloody areas from rubbing." – Heidi's five-star product review
"Ecovet Fly Spray has been a miracle for my donkey [Azzy] who has suffered from Sweet Itch every Spring to Fall. ... I used to dread warm weather but thanks to Ecovet we can spend time doing fun things now and its no longer a stressful time for both of us." – Lisa (Read Azzy's Before & After story)
" ... I can spray him all over and his hair doesn't fall out!!! HUGE DEAL, we LOVE this stuff!" – Michelle via Ecovet's Facebook page
"My horse was itching nonstop. I don’t know what I’d do without Ecovet!" – Kathy
"I just picked up my 2nd bottle of the season yesterday. I have some very happy horses. Let's just say it works." – Susan
"If you haven’t tried this product you should. … It really works – even on no see ums and mosquitos." – Stacey
“My pony used to get sweet itch but since using Ecovet for the last two months, so far so good, he hasn’t rubbed his mane and tail off.” – Lori
" ... mosquitos used to cover my [horse's] body on trail rides and now they are gone!!!" – Jane via Ecovet's Facebook page
"I absolutely love this product! It works great. The horses seem to be very happy that the flies are not bothering like they were." – Pam's five-star product review
"The simple act of spraying a few spritzes on your horse also clears your work area and cross ties of pests for the day. While the smell is unusual, it’s not offensive, and definitely effective." – Liv (Read the full testimonial)
"IT WORKS GREAT!!! I use one application a day (unless he is bathed) and have found no need to constantly reapply as is needed with other products." – Yvette's five-star product review
"I want to thank you for this product. I have a horse with sweet itch and other allergies. As she ages she gets more reactive. No fly spray has given her the relief that Ecovet has. I was going to use it on just her - we have multiple horses - but it works so well I use it on all of them. I only spray them 2 or three times a day. They live outside and I can see them out peacefully grazing - not stomping their feet or swishing their tails.... They only go in when it is too hot now...not to hide from the flies! Thank you again!" – Susan
Via the Ecovet Facebook page (May 2017)
"without his daily spray of Ecovet, the biting bugs he is allergic to are on the attack which triggers an endless cycle of scratching til his skin is raw and oozing! This is our third year of using Ecovet and it is a superior and effective bug repellant product. Shadow thanks you very much!" – Mary
"Ecovet is the only product that actually keeps the biting bugs away. My mare, Maggie, is highly allergic to No-See-Ums (Culicoides). The bites make her very itchy and she rubs out her mane and tail. Since discovering Ecovet last year, Maggie is finally growing the long mane and tail that an Arabian should have. Maggie and I thank you, Ecovet! But the little biting midges would like for you to stop making such a great product!" – Sheri
"My horse has suffered from terrible sweet itch until her mom discovered Ecovet. Every summer she would rub the skin on her face, neck, belly, and chest completely raw and it wouldn't matter what I put on her. Last summer we used Ecovet after hearing about it on the Horse Radio Network and she didn't have any issues. We're looking forward to another wonderful, itch free summer!" – Averie
"...it's the only fly spray he will tolerate! He really hates the chemicals' smells and burning and itching that the others cause. And Ecovet does a great job of keeping the pests away! Thank you Ecovet and my horse thanks you too!" – Rhonda
"This product works!!! 2 of my OTTBs get gnat bites horribly under their belly. So much so that I'm afraid without daily cleaning they could become infected. This product keeps the gnats away!! It is awesome!" – Angela
"Ecovet is the only spray on the market that keeps the biting buffalo gnats, mosquitoes and flies from biting her and giving her hives" – Carshon
"it's the only fly spray that works for my horses sensitive skin & since he lives out 24/7 he needs all the protection he can get!" – Jennifer
"With the ticks being 10x worse than last year I want my mare and gelding free from ticks and bugs/flies !... I rely on Ecovet!" – Robin
"It is by far the only spray that works for flys and these huge mosquitos that we have here in Texas !!" – Taylor
"It is the only fly spray that works! It also last a long time and you don't have to use a lot" – Lori
"Our 28 year old gelding loses weight every summer because of the flies. He stays in his shelter more to get away from them. He eats less, doesn't want to go into the pasture to eat grass. With your spray the flys stay off ALOT longer. Thus enabling him to enjoy his day more." – Sue
"Besides keeping the flies away it also makes my horse smell sensational for all the ladies!! He loves it as much as I do!" – Kim
"My horse has sweet itch and this is the ONLY insect spray that works!!" – Laura
"without Ecovet his sweet itch is so bad and he rubs his hair off. It's the only one of it's kind." – Lisa
One spray a day and virtually fly free
"After reading the reviews I decided to give it a try. Yes it has a strong peculiar odor. My horses don't seem to mind. I spray it outside of the barn and stand upwind. You get used to the smell. But the important thing is it works! I'm in the heat and humidity in south Texas. I spray very lightly on the horses legs and bellies. No flys! It's pricey but you use such a small amount of the product I suspect the cost turns out to be the same or less expensive than traditional fly sprays."
Good For Sensitive Skin
"Ecovet Repellent was recommended for my horse bc regular repellents and "natural" repellents gave him swellings and rashes. So far, this fly spray has worked well. It has a strong odor and a fine mist (so be careful if you're down wind) and seems to work well."
Love this fly repellent!!
"I have a grey horse and he is super sensitive to flys. This has been the only repellent that works so far. You do need to make sure and spray in an open air space because the spray lingers and it's difficult to breath and the smell is really strong.
"I have used this for a few years and it is a great help to my mare who suffers from sweet itch. I'm so glad Smartpak is now carrying it!"
Beats TX bugs!
"I have used every fly spray available over the past few years trying to keep flies, gnats, mosquitoes, etc off my horses. This one works! It uses fatty acids that cling to the coat making it longer lasting and more effective. To test it, I sprayed one horse with it and his pasture mate with one of the commonly used name brand product. For three days in TX heat, the horse sprayed with Ecovet had very few flies around him and no bug bite marks. The other horse had to be repeatedly sprayed to keep flies away. The second horse had bite marks as well as bot fly eggs on his legs. It does have a very strong smell, so don't breathe it in. I do have some tips on how best to use.... 1. Don't spray it inside an enclosed space (i.e. barn or trailer). 2. Stay upwind when spraying. It will cling to your body hair just like it does to the horse. 3. Don't overspray. You need about half as much spray as you think."
The BEST fly spray EVER!!
"I bought this fly spray after trying several other non-toxic ones. My horse is allergic to everything, including permethrin, so I was curious if this would work,better than the herbal ones I was entertaining flies with. It is seriously mind blowing. I sprayed it on and IMMEDIATELY there were NO INSECTS near him. Even DAYS later, none. I have barely used 1/8 of the bottle, I only spray his legs, chest and belly 1-2x a week. He's untouched by flies and other insects. It's got a strange smell, like melted crayons maybe. And you REALLY don't want to spray inside. I spray outside and immediately move to a new area because it does tickle the threat and my horse blows his nose a lot if we stay near it. But once it's on, it's good! I've been telling EVERYONE about EcoVet, buying small sizes as gifts and I plan to use it forever!"
Safe for horse and rider and it works!
I have a mare that is not only allergic to what seems like every flying insect, but also any fly spray that I would put on her. This one is different. First she is not allergic to it and secondly it works differently than the others and is not full of toxic pesticides. It was also created by a group of veterinarians at Pilchuk Veterinary Hospital in Washington. The best thing of all though is that it works. I would recommend putting it on out of the barn and in the open air. It has a very potent smell while misting on you horse.
This stuff works!
"My horses have allergies to flies, gnats and repellent fly sprays, so have been using essential oil type sprays and gels with not much relief. Then I bought Ecovet! I only need a little bit on legs and underbelly to keep the flies away. Yes, the smell is different - like melting crayons - but it works on flies and gnats and even, to a degree, on horseflies and deer-flies. Because this is applied to the lower parts of the horse's body it does not easily get washed away in the rain. Worth the price!"
Dressageponies, Rochester, MA
Keeps the flies off!
"This is the best product I have used for keeping away the nasty little flies that are so abundant in September! They simply do not land where it gets sprayed! Wonderful product that I will not be without."
VB Pony Girl, Virginia Beach, VA, United States
Working for Sweet Itch on tail
"Well, I started a really heavy spray of this every evening on my horses tail a few weeks ago as he suffers from sweet itch every summer and the hair is growing back so it really must repel the tiny midges. I didn't rate it 5 stars because honestly the smell of the stuff makes me gag. I have to hold my breath with my hand over my mouth. It's awful. But it's working. Can't wait to try it for a full summer season, even tho it's pricey."
TMcMahon, Cathlamet, WA, United States
Works well for sensitive horse!
"Although some reviews found this spray rather "smelly" I didn't find it offensive AND my fly spray sensitive horse didn't react to it! Also, seemed to work as good as my chemical spray (which I used on my other mare to compare effectiveness)! A real win win in my book!!!"
raimie, colebrook, ct
"i was skeptical initially, concerned about the scent ( form other descriptions/reviews) but took the plunge. and am more than thrilled! i spray bellas' legs only, keeps her from stomping and her chest, keeps her from trying to swat at pests when we are working. i don't even mind the smell, it disappears quickly yet the repellent seems to continue to work for many hours. she is turned out with other mares and seems to be the only horse that isn't stomping or having gnat clouds around her!"
sunny, Colorado, United States
Excellent & Long Lasting!
"This is the most effective and longest lasting fly spray I have found! Plus, it keeps his coat soft. I will be purchasing more and I highly recommend it!!"
Joanne, VA, United States
"I ordered a small spray bottle to try this out. Ecovet is indeed different than anything else I have used. I have been using only natural sprays for years now, Flicks being my favorite, but decided to try this. The smell is not as bad to me as others have commented, but it does make me choke if I breath in the spray, so I hold my breath and move away as quickly as I can. However, it does NOT seem to bother my horse and she minds LESS being sprayed with this than the other sprays. Perhaps it is because she knows it works. She is a pretty smart horse! Also, it's so nice not having to spray a lot on, just mist, and the flies are GONE! Just ordered a gallon. It is expensive, but it lasts much longer than any other products, and the flies hate it. That's a WIN."
Susan, Virginia, United States
Best fly spray I have ever bought.
"I bought this fly spray and it really works. The smell is a little strange but I prefer it to the fly's. I have recently ordered more."
Duck, Washington, United States
The one product my mare is NOT allergic too
"I have a mare that seems to be allergic to everything, and I know this as I have tried every kind of fly repellent you can think of including skin so soft. Every single one of them she was allergic too that is until Ecovet. I always make sure I am outside when I spray this as it can be a bit over powering but that is the only downside of this product. It works amazingly well and no allergic reaction in my mare."
Grammylvshorses, Reynoldsburg, OH, United States
"I bought a bottle to try out before trying a gallon. I have to say it does seem to do a good job. I don't find that the smell is bad but it is strong. The most important thing which is that it works is true."
"This keeps flies away better than any other fly repellent I've tried, including chemical and natural alternatives. It smells like crayons, but I don't consider that a negative, just kind of amusing. Would recommend this to anyone. Love it."
Laura S, Maple Park, IL, United States
Amazing fly repellent
"I have used Eco Vet for over 2 years. One of my horses has sweet itch and this product is a life saver. The flies & gnats act "confused", if they get near they look drunk and fly away. Love this stuff! It is a bit pungent but that's a small price to pay."
Via Dover Saddlery
Most effective bug spray
September 8, 2016
Maydawn from Virginia, USA
"This is a completely different bug spray, and after using it for a few months I am pleased with how effective it is against biting flies and mosquitos. It really works! The only reason I didn't give it an excellent overall rating is the smell. It's really overpowering, and it sprays such a fine mist that almost suspends in the air, so you have to be really careful about how you apply it - breathing it in is nasty. However, it really holds up a few few days, so although it is a bit more expensive for the volume, you apply it less often."
best repellant I have used
July 1, 2016
Gail from East Windsor Ct
"My horse is really goofy about bugs. When I use Ecovet, everyone else is complaining but we are bug free. I put a spritz on my helmet as well. I was concerned that I might have to use another product to manage ticks but she seems to have far fewer tick bites that usual when I use Ecovet. Fabulous product !"
June 3, 2016
FoxWoods from Madison, WI, USA
"Bought this last year as a trial and on the recommendation of a professional colleague. I pulled it out when the flies got really bad in the late summer and fall. Was the only thing that kept the flies off my horses, and the horses happy. I used it sparingly and a little does go a long way. It does have a distinct odor to it, but you don't need to create a cloud over and around your horse with it. My horses did not sneeze with it or react any other way, but I also don't spray their face directly with it. I will buy it again!"
The ONLY fly spray that actually works!!
October 13, 2015
Dottie from Warwick, NY 10990, USA
"I have tried many fly sprays on my QH/Paint gelding. My goal was to stay away from the sprays containing harsh chemicals as they make my horse's skin flake. The essential oil sprays don't work for long so I tried Eco-Vet. The Eco-Vet product was outstanding! I do a lot of trail riding through the woods and also have to check fence lines and livestock on the farm and the flies/mosquitoes are NOT a problem! I was shocked. It is the ONLY spray that I will purchase. I applied it just once a day with good results. TOTALLY worth it!" Best used for: trail/working horse
Best fly spray I've ever used
August 27, 2015
FalconFarm from Raleigh, NC, USA
"I have two thin-skinned redheads, and this product works GREAT for stable flies and midges. I do think it smells horrible, as others have complained. I used to hold my breath when I applied it, but I have found by changing the way I apply it, it is both more effective and less offensive
Many people apply spray to their horses and envelope them in a cloud. Ecovet works by making it harder for biting insects to "see" the horse. If I hold the sprayer closer to the coat, less product gets airborn, less is wasted, and I inhale less. In fact, I hardly notice the odor if I apply it that way. I still don't spray it around my horses' faces though, since I do think it can be irritating to the airway if a big whiff is inhaled."
little goes a long ways and works on no-see-ums too
April 8, 2015
"Pluses: -don't have to use very much at all -works about 2-3 full days -works on no-see-ums and mosquitoes too -put a little in stall area and on my own belt area only and that worked. Minuses: -smells different but not bad -a little oily so I just keep it off my hands"
This non toxic product keeps flies and gnats from landing
March 27, 2015
Toni from northern california
"I have a horse and a burro who are allergic to gnats, break out in sores and are then eaten alive by flies. My vet recommended this product. I was pleased to see that flies don't land and the sores heal up indicating that the gnats are repelled as well."