Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Eoc-Vet fly spray -- chemical free

The Eco-Vet fly spray was featured in Horse Journal last year, and this year the product maker -- a vet in Seattle, WA -- asked me to try it. I got it in March, but the flies did not get really bad till just recently, so I've just begun to use it. Some observations...

  • I like the aroma!
  • It does not irritate Harv's sensitive parts -- his nether regions.
  • It has an ever-so-slight oily feel but does not make the coat feel like an oil slick.
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY -- it seems to work at least as well as the standard products. 
  • It lasts. 
I sprayed EcoVet into one bug-ridden dirty stall, and another standard product into the next stall. Both stalls looked about the same, maybe one-two flies remaining -- but Ecovet is not a pesticide.

It is also supposed to be very effective for sweet-itch...

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.  I would definitely buy it. I'm told that the product is about to be rolled out to a national suppliers -- I don't have a full list of companies that carry it,  but Dover Saddlery does.


  1. I've heard good things about it. Unfortunately, I can't get it here in Canada!

  2. Thank you for the recommendation! I've been thinking about trying this fly spray but have been waiting for a couple of positive reviews...

  3. This seems to be the latest product making the blog rounds ( love when manufacturers do this!). Another reviewer HATED the smell, but you like it. Everyone seems to think it works, though.

  4. I hadn't heard of this but am definitely interested now that I've read your review!

  5. I bought it and have used it a couple of times. The aroma is very strong and not pleasant (to me), but if it keeps ticks and flies away, I will use it for trail rides. In my opinion, it is way too expensive for daily use. I spent about thirty bucks including shipping for bottle pictured above, which is small compared to Green Shield by Absorbine, which is also not cheap. The Green Shield is also not a pesticide, but my complaint is that it doesn't last very long. Ecovet is supposed to last a couple days. I am hoping that the price will come down if the product becomes more mainstream. So many fly sprays contain carcinogens which is just not worth it.


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