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Which horses benefit from insect defense supplements?

Nothing can ruin a day at the barn faster than bothersome bugs. Luckily for you and your horse, supplements in this category provide additional defense against these pesky pests. They help discourage flies from bothering and biting your horse, making riding and turnout time fun for both of you.

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    SmartBug-Off® Ultra Pellets is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 348.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps my boy mostly bug free I am very happy with the results of this product. I was skeptical at first but have been happily convinced
    Date published: 2019-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Works to Keep Gnats & Flies away We are having a horrible year for gnats. This product has been keeping my horse comfortable. When you stand next to her there are no gnats and I haven't had to put on a fly mask yet. The gnats are swarming me but not her. She's a picky eater but she cleans it right up. So glad I picked this year to give it a try!
    Date published: 2019-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from These pellets do a fantastic job in keeping the flies away from my horses and used together with the spray, they are comfortable all bug season!
    Date published: 2019-06-07
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn’t deter the flies at all My horse was on the smart bug off ultra for over a year with no signs of relief from biting flies. My horse has patches of hair missing and scabs from biting insects. I used the smart bug off ultra in conjunction with fly spray and swat cream.
    Date published: 2019-06-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works!! Keeps the flies off my guys and works great, recommend. It smells like garlic and onion powder obviously..
    Date published: 2019-06-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very well Our draft regularly suffers with sweet itch and flys drive him nuts. This product has made a huge difference!
    Date published: 2019-05-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Successful so far I noticed last summer that my beloved senior was becoming more sensitive to bugs. Our barn is not overly "buggy" but he was still being eaten alive with bites all over him. I purchased SmartBug-Off Ultra on sale, thinking hey it's worth a shot, it certainly can't hurt and maybe it will help. They have a very strong garlic scent to them, which I don't mind, and he apparently doesn't either! He is the pickiest of picky eaters, and I'm pleased that he eats these pellets every morning with no complaint. We're not truly into bug season yet, but so far the bugs that are out seem to be leaving him alone. I will definitely continue to supplement him with these pellets through the summer. And the price can't be beat!
    Date published: 2019-05-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Effectively working The first month there was a noticeable difference with the flies. Now, on the second month, increased effectiveness with flies. My mare is Appendix QH and very sensitive to flies, so far very pleased with the Ultra .
    Date published: 2019-05-28
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Horses picked through their feed and did not eat Horses didn’t eat it when mixed into their food. They left a lot of their feed In their bucket. And didn’t notice less flies on them so I don’t know how long it takes to get in their system before working
    Date published: 2019-05-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very palatable . I have a mare that is a very pick eater and she tolerates this well. I’m not sure how much of the decrease of no see- um bites is due to this product, the smart itch ease, and the fly sheet with neck and belly coverage. But I can say her chest, belly, and groin skin has never looked better!
    Date published: 2019-05-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed with results Really disappointed in the product. Have not seen any change in the amount of flies from feeding this supplement.
    Date published: 2019-05-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bonus Use I have been using this for about 3 years because I have one horse that is a fly and tick magnet. My horses are in open pasture and it helps with the flies. I usually stop using it for the winter months when there are no flies. This winter the ticks were really bad, so I started using the product again. Within about 3 days their tick problem was completely eradicated.
    Date published: 2019-03-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Swear by this stuff! I have a thoroughbred who loathes anything with wings. I put him on it in March and have him on it until about November (we live in the South--you never know what the temperatures or flies are going to do!). I absolutely LOVE what it does to his coat...it especially helps him look extra sleek/handsome as his summer coat comes in. He has a total different attitude when the flies keep their distance and I consider this my secret weapon.
    Date published: 2019-02-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I think it helped! So last year I bought this for my mare who is SUPER sensitive about flies and would go nuts in the field and be covered in welts and stuff. It definitely seemed to help. This year our flies were way worse and I can't say i noticed her having a force field around her or anything but she did still seem to not get as many welts.
    Date published: 2018-11-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Some benefits Poco is always a favorite for bugs. He was on this from February (a month or more before bugs start appearing in NC). He was still eaten up by bugs throughout the summer. :-( I think it was a bit less than without the supplement, but he still suffered a good bit. He was the bugs' favorite in the paddock (over the other horses). He also continued to react and swell up with bites, although perhaps not as much as without the supplement. I think I will try the Smart Itch-Ease next summer.
    Date published: 2018-10-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has really helped my horse with miggies allergy Have had her on it for several years now and it has really been good
    Date published: 2018-09-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not blown-away with the results I started my mare on this in March, hoping to get ahead of the fly issue. We board at a HUGE facility, so the flies are always a nightmare. I can't really say I saw a difference. The flies ate her up as much as the next horse. I will say she's an annoyingly picky eater and gobbled this up!
    Date published: 2018-09-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smart Bug. Off Ultra really works! I had used Simplfly . The boarding facility wasn't diligent about feeding the SmartPaks. Towards the end of August, flies.were lined up in rows all over my pony. Most fly sprays didn't help. I restarted my pony on Smart Bug Off and within a few days I saw a difference!
    Date published: 2018-09-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good It has taken down some of the fly bites. My donkeys love the taste.
    Date published: 2018-09-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from insurance against bites truthfully, not sure how much this helps to prevent or deter bug bites but I figure every little bit helps so I have continued to feed my minis the SmartBug off ultra pellets all summer, along with good practices to minimize insects/flies in the stall and pasture. I do feel that even with the tropical humidity and heat we've had this summer that the flies arn't quite as bad as they could be
    Date published: 2018-08-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I have been using this product for one year, we have added DAILY to their feed smart bug-off and and simplifly since the summer 2017, this second summer season I have seen them healthier than ever and they have no eye infections due to flies or are even bothered by them flying around. It takes time for the supplement to work at its best, so be patient and consistent. I go to other barns and see how other horses suffer with the flies and fly mask and my horses are not bothered and they do not even need the fly mask.
    Date published: 2018-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So impressed with this product!!! I have been using this product since early spring. My horse was rated on a scale of 1 to 10 for bug problems as a four . This product has allowed me to cut way back on other products. I also use a good-quality bug sheet and neck cover and have pretty much eliminated the issue. So thankful I tried this. It does stink though ha ha
    Date published: 2018-08-18
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Made no difference I have a dainty OTTB who cannot STAND to have a fly on him. So I really hoped this would help keep the flies off him! Sadly, it made no difference at all. I started it before fly season, hoping to build it up to full efficiency before I needed it, but I never saw any difference in the flies on my horse versus his friends. Nor did that change when I ran out of this supplement and stopped feeding it. But no big deal, right? SmartPak stands behind their supplements, right? As they say, "SmartSupplementsTM are Guaranteed to Work"! Nope. Called for a refund and was told that the guarantee only applies if you order it in SmartPaks, not in the tub. I've had poor luck overall with SP customer service, so I can't say I'm surprised -- just disappointed.
    Date published: 2018-08-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Noticed a difference with the flies Definitely noticed a difference this summer with the flies overall. Of course I don't expect to deter every single fly, but we've seemed to have noticeably less flies this summer and I have done nothing different from last year to deter them, aside form hanging a fly trap jar. I think the diatomaceous earth in it is what may have helped with that, since it's supposed to deter insect breeding in manure. Will definitely be interested to see if I have the same results next summer!
    Date published: 2018-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! Works Great! My poor yearling filly got hundreds of bug bites and ticks on her this summer when it heated up and the drought got worse. Started her on Smart Bug Off Ultra. The bug bites have healed and the ticks are gone. Night and day difference for her. Put my other horses back on it as well. Flies bugging the horses are down to a minimum.
    Date published: 2018-07-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product The bugs really love my horse with this product she has hardly no bugs that bother her at all.
    Date published: 2018-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this product I have been using the smartbug pellets for 3 years now this year I switched to the smartbug ultra. I have learned it is best to start it before the bug season so this year I ordered my smartpaks February and started them in March. I found they do work better at repelling flies for my Arab it took a little longer for it to work on my heavier Nokota. Since I have used this product I no longer worry about ticks (have not pulled a tick off my Arab in 2 yrs) or insect allergic reactions. I can definitely see the difference between horses and my boarders horses who aren't on this product.. I would 100% recommend this product be sure start it early, have patience the longer you use it the better it works. You will be pleased with the results
    Date published: 2018-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've used garlic for my horses and dogs for many years. I appreciate the formula and that my horses enjoy it! Nothing seems to get wasted in the wind or on the ground. My dogs love to steal a few pellets, too!
    Date published: 2018-07-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not impressed I did not find that this product worked at all in repelling flies.
    Date published: 2018-06-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from At least 50 percent less flies This works so well keeping the big population down with your barn, your property, your home and your horses can actually not feel like they are font fighting bugs off constantly
    Date published: 2018-06-19
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