A powerful and effective residual insecticide, Deosect, produced by Zoetis, is specially developed for the control of flies and lice on donkeys and horses. Sweet itch horses can be plagued by midges. Deosect must be diluted prior to use and according to the manufacturers instructions.
Deosect Spray must be diluted and mixed with water to make a solution just before use. A hand sprayer or a sponge may be used to apply the solution. The solution should be used within 24 hours. Avoid spraying directly into animals eyes.
|10 ml||500 ml|
|20 ml||1 litre|
|100 ml||5 litres|
|200 ml||10 litres|
A medium fine spray is advisable to avoid fogging of the diluted Deosect Spray. Careful attention must be paid to total animal coverage, especially the face, legs, back and hind quarters. The following amounts should be used:
Adult horses – 500 ml of diluted solution per animal.
Ponies – 125 ml of diluted solution per animal.
The application of the solution should commence at the onset of the fly season and be repeated monthly for general fly control and every two weeks for severe head and face fly control.
Apply when lice are observed and repeat as necessary at a minimum interval of 14 days.