FACT: Pro-Equine guarantee premium grade Neem oil with high active Azadirachtin content. Cheap low grade Neem oil will not work on any of the conditions below.
Neem Oil is, quite simply, one of nature's marvels and has a multitude of uses. For starters, it is antibacterial and anti-fungal and contains vitamin E and many essential amino acids, which help moisturise and soothe the skin. Neem Oil's collagen properties promote healthy, new skin, reduce scar tissue and encourage rapid hair re-growth.
For horses that are bothered by flies and midges and rub and scratch away parts of their mane, tail and even their coat, Neem Oil is ideal. It can be applied, neat or diluted, to keep the pesky insects away in the first instance and avoid your horse being bitten. Once your horse has been bitten and is itchy, Neem Oil can be applied to the itchy and rubbed areas. Neem helps stop further biting, deeply moisturises and soothes the skin, and encourages rapid hair re-growth.
Neem Oil has repellent properties and has been scientifically tested for use against midges.The University of Edinburgh1 evaluated Neem oil for “repellent and anti-feedant activity” against the biting midge Culicoides impunctatus and concluded that blood-feeding by the midge was “significantly reduced by topical applications of Neem oil”.
Neem Oil can be used neat (on humans and animals) or can be diluted (to make a rinse solution or spray) by adding a small amount of a mild detergent or for a natural alternative use any of our shampoo's such as Bug Buster shampoo along with water. A dilution of at least 1 part Neem to 20 parts water is recommended for a fly spray. It is also fine to use Neem even when the sun is shining!
Neem Oil can be rubbed onto your horse's legs, particularly white socks, during the muddy, winter months, creating a waterproof barrier. Apply a thick layer prior to turnout before any signs appear - it also helps stop the mud sticking! Neem Oil will soften and remove scabs, tackle itching and encourage hair re-growth. There is no need to shampoo which can make the skin more sensitive. The oil can be rubbed off with a clean, dry cloth at regular intervals to remove debris.
Please note our Neem Oil is 100% cold-pressed oil with no additives or preservatives so it will solidify at low temperatures. We recommend that during winter you decant the oil into a smaller, microwavable container, or a container that can be stood in hot water to re-liquify the oil.
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Works well on horse tail to prevent itching
We have a beautiful section D who sadly suffers from sweet itch and in summer time it really drives him mad, not to mention he always loses half his mane and his tail resembles a toilet brush.... We have honestly tried everything and whilst some things may help a little bit, nothing has come close to the excellent results we have seen from Neem oil. We apply this every 3 days, on both his mane and tail and it is honestly miracle oil!! Our boy has a full mane and tail and is so much more comforable in himself which is the most important thing. 10 star rating from us...... thankyou!!
I have 6 Clydesdales which get driven mad by flies and midges. We live in a forrest with a stream running past our house so its midgetastic in Summer.
Also 1 of my mares has Sweet Itch. Ive tried almost every lotion and potion but Neem Oil is by far best product ive ever bought.
Wont buy any other product now as Neem Oil is awesome.
Having recently got a rescued Shetland with very poor skin condition due to sweet itch I contacted your team to discuss using neem oil . What an amazing product . He was totally covered in scabs along his spine. I rubbed this in alternate days for a couple of weeks and he is scab free and not at all itchy . His coat has grown back .
Will continue to use this as an insect repellant.
Great value for money as a little goes a long way .
I have an Arabian mare she came to me 3 years ago in a bad way ,rain scald like I have never seen .I called the vet, was given pills rubs ,all sorts nothing worked. but the vet told me to try neem oil she said off the record as it is not something she could prescribe I ordered a bottle and by the end of the first winter I was so happy I had a grey horse instead of mottled bald poor creature ..she has started to rub again so neem oil come to my aid thank you.