Hi all... So I live in South Africa, where the dreaded African Horse Sickness, carried by biting midges, looms over us every summer.
We all worry to death about it every year, and try what we can to protect our horses from all that is a flying insect.
So my very anxious question is this: What is the more effective anti-fly regimine between fly-spraying only, once in the morning and once at night (fly-spray wears off though, and there seems to be no longer lasting alternative), and feeding garlic as a supplement (which claims to work all day around as it is excreted by the horse's sweat through its skin, and our summers are hot (but is this true, or really effective?)
What I would like to know specifically, if anyone has an opinion on this, is what would be more effective by itself: fly-spray used on its own, or garlic used on its own without fly-spray? I just want to be able to isolate the efficacy of each as compared to the other.
(Of course, used in conjunction they would be most effective, but I am wondering on an individual basis)
Thanks so much for all replies! I hope there will be many :)