How to keep the flies away...

The flies are around much more now, especially with the hot weather...

Keep your horses protected and get all you need from Townfields!


First of all, make sure your horse has some fly repellent on...

Lincoln Ditch the Itch - Uses a natural blend of citronella oil and essential ingredients to not only keep to flies away but to help with the misery of sweet-itch! With regular use throughout the sweet itch season, Ditch the Itch acts as an effective midge repellent for sweet itch susceptible horses 

NAF Citronella - Citronella spray for summer coats Citronella Spray is a highly scented mane, tail and coat spray. It is long lasting, effective making it ideal for all horses during the summer months by repelling flies and midges. ALSO available in a gel form for those horses who are not keen on being sprayed!

NAF Extra Effect - Offers long lasting natural protection against flies, horseflies and insects, and comes in a handy trigger spray. HSE approved natural fly repellent. ALSO available in gel form 

NAF Deet Power Offers long lasting protection against flies, horseflies and insects. NAF Off® Deet Power Spray comes in a handy trigger spray. HSE approved fly repellent and contains proven effective ingredient DEET. ALSO available in gel form 

Barrier Super Plus Fly Repellent - Defies all blood sucking and nuisance flying insects including midge, bot, horsefly, house, stables and black flies, and stops the need to rub. Can be applied to pink, exposed areas to help soothe and calm irritation and the effects of midge bites. ALSO available in gel form specifically designed for the more awkward areas!

Leovet Power PhaserThe new power in insect defence that works against; horse flies, ticks and all biting and non-biting flies. 100% keep away power and long lasting adhesion of the active ingredients even when your horse perspires. Gives 7 hours effectiveness. ALSO available in gel form for shy horses


Now your horse has a barrier against flies, keep them protected even more...


Saxon Mesh Fly Mask An affordable mask in a fine weave mesh providing protection from insects and flies during the summer months. UV Block - 70%

Weatherbeeta Stretch Bug Eye Saver Fly Mask Lightweight soft and flexible nylon stretch mask with ears and raised mesh eye inserts for unobstructed vision. The stretch fit fabric offers a secure fit around the horse's head preventing insects from entering within the mask... A  bestseller each year at Townfields! UV Block - 65%

Horseware Amigo Fly Mask - Made from a soft polyester mesh with velcro fastening under the jaw. Comfortable fleece edging and soft ear protection and a contoured to fit your horse's head snugly, reduces irritation from flies and reflects sunlight. Ideal to match the Mio/Amigo Rugs or as a good protective mask

Weatherbeeta Fine Mesh with nose and ears, Fine mesh with ears are made with fine mesh mask allowing for full vision with double darts for a superb fit. Adjustable double touch tape tabs for ease of use. Soft fleece binding for additional comfort. Stretch fleece poll for comfort and protection. Airstream ears to allow airflow. UV Block 60%+

Weatherbeeta Durable Mesh with nose and ears, Durable mesh with ears, Durable mesh with nose are all made from durable mesh that is sturdy and easy to see through with double darts for a superb fit. Adjustable double touch tape tabs for ease of use. Soft fleece binding for additional comfort. Stretch fleece poll for a secure and comfortable fit. 60% UV Block

Rambo Plus Flymask Vamoose our most effective and long lasting flymask. Superior quality providing a clear frame away from the eyes giving optimum eye protection, fitted ears and detachable nose protection. Treated with our Vamoose® insect control technology. Extremely durable textilene body, soft polyester ear material, comfortable fleece edging with Vamoose® technology for the ultimate protection against flies and the damaging effects of sunlight. Improved design for optimum eye protection, detachable nose protection, large fitting soft ears and adjustable closure with elastic to allow the horse to graze comfortably.


Saxon Mesh Combo Neck Light Fly Rug a fine mesh outer providing protection from insects during the Summer months. An affordable option in the fly rug range. Twin surcingle and a double front closure with a standard size tail flap and tail cord and 70% UV Block

Townfields All in One with a 600D waterproof ripstop upper and a fly mesh lower portion. An affordable choice that keeps the worst of the rain off the central back with a lightweight mesh panel side and good belly coverage. Combo Integrated neck with wide velcro tab closures and fly Mesh Lower. Twin chest buckle closure and ripstop shoulder gusset for ease movement and waterproof tailguard as well as upper with secure triple adjustable velcro and surcingle belly closure for added protection and elasticated and adjustable leg straps

Shires Tempest Original Waterproof Fly Rug is ideal for changeable warm weather when flies are a problem. Rainwater runs off the top ripstop section which also blocks 90%* of UV radiation. Ultra-breathable side panels dry quickly and allow free transfer of air to keep the horse cool. High UV protection blocks biting insects waterproof and breathable half lined quick drying adjustable cross surcingles fillet strap. 

Weatherbeeta ComFiTec Air-Flow Combo Detach-a-Neck Horse Ruga soft, durable polyester mesh with NEW Ultra belly wrap and full wrap tail flap for premium protection and elastic insert at wither for additional comfort when grazing. Offering all over comfort and premium protection. Ezi-Clip front closure and a traditional side gusset for natural movement. 210T nylon lined shoulders and mane and tail flap and elasticated with adjustable and removeble leg straps. Offers 70% UV Block 

Horseware Amigo Bug Rug Horse Fly Rug excellent value protection to help with the flies during the Summer months. Knitted polyester fabric which is soft, strong  and absorbent with sun reflecting properties and UV protection. Front leg arches, classic front closure, silky tail, shoulder and mane lining, cross surcingles, removeable neck cover and a silver colour to reflect sunlight. New improved shape for greater coverage when grazing

Horseware Rambo® Hoody Horse Fly Rug a top of the range fly protection from Horseware offering a full coverage providing a full body barrier to protect your horse from summer skin irritations. Made with durable close woven 1000D polyester to prevent irritation from even the smallest of flies whilst offering UV protection. The unique material is super soft, comfortable and made to last for many seasons. Supersized tail flap, leg arches, belly protection, V-Front closure, silky neck, silky shoulder and mane lining, three straight surcingles, silky shoulder and mane lining to avoid rubbing, integrated neck cover to include ears and a free fly mask, compatible with liner system


If your horse has sweet-itch, look no further...

Lotions and potions 

Lincoln Ditch the Itch - Uses a natural blend of citronella oil and essential ingredients to not only keep to flies away but to help with the misery of sweet-itch! With regular use throughout the sweet itch season, Ditch the Itch acts as an effective midge repellent for sweet itch susceptible horses 

NAF Love the Skin Hes in D-itch Lotion - Is an easy to apply, absorbent lotion that is essential for any horse affected by seasonal irritations. Provides an effective barrier against environmental challenges including insect menace. Supports damaged or irritated skin, is easily absorbed and soothes and fortifies the skin. Apply the affected area and massage in well and reapply two to three times per day

Equine America Sooth-Itch Cream - For horses and ponies to relieve itching, sooth and encourage hair to grow back naturally by soothing the itching and aiding in hair growth. The product is completely natural and not harmful and can be applied directly to the skin of horses and ponies. Contains Lavender Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Chamomile Oil and Citrepel.

Carr & Day & Martin Killitch Proven to prevent sweet itch, a soothing lotion, specially formulated for horses. If used as a preventative measure in early Spring prior to the symptoms becoming evident, the condition may not take hold. Apply to all affected areas by rubbing in with fingers or soft cloth as soon as sweet itch is diagnosed and for the remaining part of the sweet itch season. Initial application of Killitch (75ml) should be made twice daily, reducing to once daily and then 3-4 times a week as the irritation lessens.



Shires Tempest Plus Sweet-itch Combo Rug provides a highly effective barrier against fly irritation to help prevent sweet-itch with an affordable price tag! Generous coverage with an integrated contour neck, belly flap and large tail flap. The 90%* UV blocking upper fabric protects against sun burn and sun bleaching. High UV protection blocks biting insects breathable 600 denier fabric ripstop belly flap with adjustment on both sides twin chest straps with buckles fillet strap

Shires Highlander Plus Sweet-itch Combo Rug gives your horse complete protection against biting insects, sweet-itch and sun bleaching. Ideal for all round summer protection, this lightweight, breathable rug features a grazing-friendly hood and super large tail flap to help keep the body, neck and poll covered at all times. The hardwearing fabric blocks at least 90%* UV radiation, protecting against sun burn and sun bleaching. 600 denier ripstop fabric stretch ear panel anti-rub linings chest straps with buckles shoulder gussets belly flap with adjustable straps on both sides adjustable fillet strap loops for leg strap attachment

Horseware Rambo® Hoody Vamoose Horse Fly Rug a premium hoody rug which acts as a barrier to protect your horse from Summer skin irritations, this rug is treated with Vamoose insectcontrol technology. Durable close woven 1000D polyester to prevent skin irritation from even the smallest of flies. Material is super soft, comfortable and made to last for many seasons. Offers complete UV Protection and maximum breathability. Integrated neck cover to include the ears and a V front closure and a Surefit neck design. Leg arches, three straight surcingles and extended belly protection. Silky shoulder and mane lining to avoid rubbing and a supersized tail flap with silky lining and tail strap. Free fly mask included!!!


As an extra in this weather you could also feed your horse Electro salts as when horses sweat they lose the essential salts!


This is just a snippet of what we have here at Townfields for treating flies and sweet-itch! 

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24th June 2020

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