The insect repellent collar from Equi7 and AB7 Industries Veterinaires in France uses natural plant extracts that have known insect repellent properties.
Key insect repellent ingredients are:
Lavandin: these plants produce around half as much again more essential oil than lavender plants
Geraniol: which consitutes the primary part of rose oil, palmarosa oil, and citronella oil. It also occurs in small quantities in geranium, lemon, and many other essential oils.
These materials protect horses against most biting and nuisance insects including flies, midges, mosquitoes and horseflies. Lasting between 3 and 5 weeks (depending on the weather), the active ingredient protects the horse to provide comfort and relief.
The collar is supplied in one size to fit most horses, ponies and donkeys.
Place the collar around the horse’s neck behind the ears. Secure in place by use of 2 connectors created by the 4 half studs supplied. First overlap the collar so that two sets of holes align. Do not over tighten. Insert one half stud from the reverse side and push a second stud in from the front side in the same corresponding hole.
Position this stud so it is at 90 degrees to the one in the rear. Push together so they lock into place. Repeat the process with a second set of studs. Trim any excess collar material using sharp scissors. Be careful when using sharp objects near the animal.
The collar is designed to snap should the animal become snagged ensuring the animal is always safe.
After a few hours the active ingredients are released from the collar onto the horse and migrate to cover the epidermis. It will not provide full body protection but will help to deter many flies that would otherwise land and annoy the horse. The collar is effective for 3 to 5 weeks depending on climatic conditions and so eliminates the need to use sprays that would require constant reapplication and remains effective when the horse is wet or perspires.T
The collar is approved for use in the UK on animals (HSE8847). and is classed as a biocide (product type) PT19.