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Horse Fly Control

Have you been waiting for an insect repellent that you can use with confidence on your horse . . . and your entire family? The wait is over! Farnam introduces Centaura™ Insect Repellent for Horse and Rider – the first and only insect repellent for both horse and rider that is registered in the United States by the EPA, and the only one with Picaridin as the active ingredient.

Farnam® Centaura™ Insect Repellent for Horse and Rider provides horses with effective protection from flies and mosquitoes for 12 hours. Since your horse is not the only one bugged by these flying, biting pests, this long-lasting spray also provides effective 12-hour protection for the entire family from mosquitoes, including mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus, and ticks. It also repels biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers and sand flies for up to 8 hours.

“The convenient 15-ounce size and locking cap make Farnam® Centaura™ Insect Repellent great for travel, the trail and for competition,” said Martha Lefebvre, marketing manager for Farnam Horse Products. “And best of all it is no longer necessary to carry separate protection from flies, mosquitoes and ticks for you and your horse . . . Farnam® Centaura™ Insect Repellent is the only insect repellent you will need to keep in the barn to protect you both.”

This exceptional, non-aerosol spray works at any angle, even upside down, to get to those hard-to-reach places. Just press on the nozzle for a consistent, continuous spray that provides uniform coverage. One 15-ounce container lasts for 8 to 15 horses/applications. This pleasantly scented spray is quiet, efficient and easy to use, and will not leave an oily or greasy residue on your skin or your horse’s hair coat.

Picaridin, the active ingredient in Farnam® Centaura™ Insect Repellent for Horse and Rider, has been tested and recommended by several authorities as safe, effective and the preferred alternative to DEET. It is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), as the repellent of choice to protect against malaria-carrying mosquitoes, and is on the list of products considered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to be effective against the transmission of West Nile Virus.

“Unlike other insect repellents on the market containing DEET, Centaura™ insect repellent will not damage saddles or bridles, nor will it damage plastic or other synthetic materials,” Lefebvre added. “Also, the steel can is made of recyclable steel to be environmentally friendly.”

Farnam® Centaura™ Insect Repellent for Horse and Rider is an official fly control product of the American Quarter Horse Association, United States Equestrian Federation and Horse Shows In The Sun.

For a $1.00 money-saving coupon on Centaura™ Insect Repellent for Horse and Rider, visit the Farnam® Horse Products website at Pick up a can at your preferred retailer or veterinarian.

About Farnam Companies, Inc.
Over the past 65 years, Farnam Companies, Inc., has grown to become one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health products industry and has become one of the largest marketers of equine products in the country. No one knows horses better than Farnam. That’s why no one offers a more complete selection of horse care products. Farnam® Horse Products serve both the pleasure horse and the performance horse markets with products for fly control, deworming, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound treatment, leather care, plus nutritional supplements. For information about Farnam® Horse Products in the U.S. call toll free at (800) 234-2269 or visit

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