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Fly Rugs

Fly Rugs

Flies are a serious nuisance for horses. More importantly, flies carry several diseases and so can impact the health of your horse. Prevention is a far better option than cure and so it is crucial to provide your horse with adequate fly protection. A fly rug or fly sheet represents an excellent investment.

Horseflies, Blowflies and Screwworms

Bites from horseflies are extremely painful as these unpleasant insects actually tear the flesh in order to feed on the horse’s blood. The flies may be carrying equine infectious anaemia, anthrax or contagious conjunctivitis. Their bites may also cause dermatitis, skin eruptions, lesions, abrasions, scabbing, fungal diseases and hair loss. The open wounds caused by bites are the perfect places for blowflies and screwworms to lay their eggs. When these hatch the larvae then feed on your horse’s tissues and this situation can be deadly.

Botflies and Gnats

Botflies favour horses as hosts for their eggs and will lay these in areas which horses are able to reach with their mouths. Horses can then ingest the eggs and larvae which will attach to the horse’s stomach wall. Gnat bites cause horses to toss their heads and to rub the affected area. These bites also contain a toxin which could cause cardiac arrest or respiratory depression.

Houseflies

Flies don’t have to bite to be a major problem. Houseflies are the perfect example as they can be serious irritants and may spread disease. They will feed on a horse’s eyes, nose and mouth secretions, infecting the horse with any diseases that they happen to be carrying.

Any species of Fly could also cause your horse to stomp and this behaviour increases the risk of injury and the loosening of shoes.

Fly Rugs at Wroxham Saddlery

You can see how a protective fly sheet could really benefit your horse. Our range features high-quality styles from the Horseware Amigo, Horseware Rio, Loveson and Shires collections. There are styles to suit all horses including the impressive Horseware Amigo Vamoose, a fly sheet and summer turnout rug in one with UV protection.

Don’t delay! Treat your horse to a fly rug from Wroxham Saddlery today! If you have any questions about our fly rugs, our friendly team will always be happy to help.

Horserware Amigo 3 In One Vamoose Horserware Amigo 3 In One Vamoose
£109.00
Out of stock
The Ultimate Summer Defense: Waterproof Turnout And Fly Sheet In One, With UV Protection Treated Net section is treated with our Vamoose technology. Fabric Waterproof and breathable 600D polyester top section, polyester net sides. Features The perfect rug for changeable weather, acting as a turnout and fly sheet in one, with the added bonus UV protection. Seamless design, providing a waterproof to…
Horseware Mio Fly Rug Horseware Mio Fly Rug
£45.95
In stock
Our Most Affordable Fly Rug. Fabric Knitted polyester material. Features Fixed hood, front leg arches, classic front closures, cross surcingles, fillet string, longer tail flap.
JHL Essential Fly Rug Combo JHL Essential Fly Rug Combo
£24.95
Out of stock
This rug is made from a breathable, sturdy, tight weave mesh outer. Features adjustable double front buckles with hook and loop fastenings, hook and loop fastenings on the neck, adjustable low cross surcingles, adjustable and removable leg straps, fillet string and gusseted tail flap. A very good value for money fly rug.
Loveson Fly Rug Loveson Fly Rug
£34.95
In stock
The Loveson Fly Rug is a wardrobe must-have for your pony or horse for the spring/summer season. The shoulder gusset allows your pony or horse to comfortably graze, roll and move more freely. This fantastic fly rug is designed to protect your pony or horse from biting insects and the sun’s harmful rays. While the lightweight and breathable fabric avoids overheating. This rug has an all-in-one neck…
Shires Highlander Plus Maxi-Flow Shires Highlander Plus Maxi-Flow
£79.95
In stock
The Performance Maxi-Flow is an ideal rug for all round summer protection. The top section provides waterproof cover from light rain showers and shields the horse from harmful UV radiation and sun bleaching while the lower mesh section keeps the horse cool, dries quickly and blocks biting insects. The 600 denier ShireTex® upper is ripstop, waterproof and breathable and the lower section is made fr…
Shires Highlander Plus Sweet-Itch Combo Shires Highlander Plus Sweet-Itch Combo
£69.95
In stock
Shires' complete protection against sweet-itch. Creating a barrier to biting insects is one of the first defences against sweet-itch. This lightweight, breathable rug features a grazing-friendly hood and super large tail flap to help keep the body, neck and poll covered at all times from biting insects. The fabric also helps protect the horse from sun bleaching, dust and dirt making it an excellen…

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The Ultimate Summer Defense: Waterproof Turnout And Fly Sheet In One, With UV Protection Treated Net section is treated with our Vamoose technology. Fabric Waterproof and breathable 600D polyester top section, polyester net sides. Features The perfect rug for changeable weather, acting as a turnout and fly sheet in one, with the added bonus UV protection. Seamless design, providing a waterproof to…
Our Most Affordable Fly Rug. Fabric Knitted polyester material. Features Fixed hood, front leg arches, classic front closures, cross surcingles, fillet string, longer tail flap.
This rug is made from a breathable, sturdy, tight weave mesh outer. Features adjustable double front buckles with hook and loop fastenings, hook and loop fastenings on the neck, adjustable low cross surcingles, adjustable and removable leg straps, fillet string and gusseted tail flap. A very good value for money fly rug.
The Loveson Fly Rug is a wardrobe must-have for your pony or horse for the spring/summer season. The shoulder gusset allows your pony or horse to comfortably graze, roll and move more freely. This fantastic fly rug is designed to protect your pony or horse from biting insects and the sun’s harmful rays. While the lightweight and breathable fabric avoids overheating. This rug has an all-in-one neck…
The Performance Maxi-Flow is an ideal rug for all round summer protection. The top section provides waterproof cover from light rain showers and shields the horse from harmful UV radiation and sun bleaching while the lower mesh section keeps the horse cool, dries quickly and blocks biting insects. The 600 denier ShireTex® upper is ripstop, waterproof and breathable and the lower section is made fr…
Shires' complete protection against sweet-itch. Creating a barrier to biting insects is one of the first defences against sweet-itch. This lightweight, breathable rug features a grazing-friendly hood and super large tail flap to help keep the body, neck and poll covered at all times from biting insects. The fabric also helps protect the horse from sun bleaching, dust and dirt making it an excellen…