Bug Off Garlic for Horses


Bug Off Garlic for Horses

A safe and effective all natural bug repellent.

A Safe, Natural Insect Repellent - 100% Human-Grade Garlic granules provides a 24 hour shield against flies, ticks, mosquitoes, gnats, etc. Excellent horse fly control.

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"Big Beau was constantly attacked by flies…"

Dervin Bradford, Georgia
The Swan Center Outreach

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• Provides a 24-hour shield against flies, ticks, mosquitoes, gnats, etc.*
• No "spray on" hassles
• Safe, effective alternative to chemical products
• One of the world's most powerful antioxidant foods
• Promotes friendly bacteria in the digestive tract*
• Provides four times more organic sulfur than any other food
• Contains natural MSM
• Stimulates immunity – antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, & anti-parasitic*

Product Summary

Veterinarians versed in natural alternatives use garlic in their private practices throughout the world. While best known for its health protective properties, garlic has been used for centuries as an insect repellent. Springtime's air-dried garlic takes that benefit to a new level and is far safer than many chemical products. You may use this product with total confidence.

Directions: Just add into regular feed ration.

Good: One scoop (≈ ¾ oz.) per 1,000 lb. body weight daily.
Better: Two scoops per 1,000 lb.
Best: Three scoops per 1,000 lb.

Best dose is recommended for areas of high infestation.
Recommended: For best results, start out with just a sprinkle
for the first few days and increase gradually to the best amount
for your horse's weight. It may take 2 - 4 weeks to maximize protection.
Year-round feeding is recommended. For picky eaters, please sprinkle
garlic around feeding area before introducing Bug Off Garlic to feed.
Guaranteed Springtime Analysis
Air dried garlic granules 453,600 mg/lb

Bug Off Garlic is Safe for Horses

A Canadian study* proves that garlic toxicity is almost impossible to reach, even with high potency freeze-dried concentrate.

Dose - Freeze-dried garlic was mixed with molasses and fed to two horses in increasing doses until the maximum accepted dose was reached. The beginning dose was about two ounces per day. The amount was increased gradually until it reached almost nine ounces per day.


Result - For the first 31 days, no changes in blood chemistry were noted until more than seven ounces per day was consumed. Then, about nine ounces a day was consumed for another 30 straight days and eventually resulted in anemia. The horses recovered completely after about a month without any freeze-dried garlic.


Conclusion - In my opinion, the study clearly shows how difficult and unlikely it would be to overfeed garlic to horses. Researcher Wendy Pearson notes that an overdose probabl y could not be achieved with any other form of garlic than freeze-dried. Freeze-dried garlic is the same as raw garlic dehydrated at below 0° temperatures. It takes three pounds of raw garlic to make 1 pound of freeze-dried. Nine ounces a day of freeze-dried would be 27 ounces of raw (over 200 cloves).


Dennis Hampt
Owner/ President of Springtime since 1979


**Pearson, Wendy. "Garlic (Allium Sativum) for Horses: In Vitro Antibacterial Activity and In Vivo Toxicity." Professor M.I. Lindinger. University of Guelph, 2003.

garlic portionNormal Portion
Freeze-dried garlic for people - three capsules a day (adjusted for a horse dosage = 18 per day).

garlic portion

Study Used 25 Times the Normal Portion for Horses: Amount fed per day for 30 days - 25 times the therapeutic dose! Almost 9 ounces (dry weight) equal to 454 caps/day! Total equal to 13,620 capsules over 30 days!

garlic portion

No horse would ever eat 27 ounces of raw garlic per day.
Garlic in normal amounts is good for horses!

Toxicity is Dose Dependent

A central concept of toxicology is that effects are dose-dependent; even water can lead to water intoxication when taken in large enough doses, whereas for even a very toxic substance such as snake venom there is a dose below which there is no detectable toxic effect.


"Toxicity." Wikipedia.1 December 2009 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxicity

Bug Off Garlic Safe, Dehydrated Granules

Bug Off Garlic for Horses containerPerfected Over 15 Years of Safe, Effective Insect Control!

Top U.S. Garlic Expert

Perfected Over 15 Years of Safe, Effective Insect Control!

"The allicin-derived compounds found in deyhdrated garlic are the allyl sulfides, mainly diallyl disulfide (DADS), diallyl trisulfide (DATS) and lesser amounts of diallyl tetrasulfide (DATTS) and methyl allyl trisulfide (MATS). These compounds also form AMS metabolite in the body and appear to be as active as allicin inside the body against pests. An advantage of the allyl sulfides over allicin is that they have much lower side effects (less interaction with the throat and stomach) than allicin.


When garlic powder is made, some allicin (partial) is formed from alliin when the cloves are chopped prior to drying. The more finely chopped, the more allicin that is formed. Then, because the allicin is unstable, during the drying process allicin is transformed to the stable allyl

sulfides within 4-40 hours. However, the allyl sulfides are volatile and will escape into the atmosphere if dried at a high temperature. Hence, if garlic cloves are finely chopped before drying and then dried at a lower temperature, such as room temperature, the dried granules will contain much less allicin that the raw garlic and will contain relatively high amounts of the allyl sulfides, hence giving higher activity and reduced side effects."


Larry D. Lawson, Ph.D.

  • retired research director at Silliker Orem Laboratory, Orem, Utah
  • 22 years research experience on the analysis of and pharmacological effects of garlic and garlic products
  • 7 recent years of NIH-funded garlic research (5 years of human research)

Bug Off Garlic Ancient History Aids Modern Science

1Much work to prepare and extremely sharp flavor make fresh cloves difficult to use.


Springtime Bug Off Garlic: subdued flavor, easy to measure, stores over two years at room temperature, powerful aroma works great! Low allicin content means absolutely safe for daily, long term use.


Worldwide popularity of garlic for horses has increased dramatically with the recent availability of safe, effective air-dried garlic granules – Springtime Bug Off Garlic is the #1 brand in the U.S.A.

Garlic – 5,000 Year Written History

Garlic has been used as food and medicine for as long as people have recorded history. Its use and highly esteemed value appear in ancient writings from Egypt, Sumeria, India, China, Persia, Greece, and Rome. In Biblical times, Jewish tribes not only used garlic for themselves, but as a potent parasite control and health tonic for their donkeys and other animals – a tradition still in existence today! Folk herbal healing methods that have lasted from over 5,000 years ago are considered of great value to modern scientists looking for evidence of efficacy and safety.


Garlic – Over 3,000 Scientific Studies

In fact, the reputation of garlic in the folklore of many cultures over the centuries has inspired thousands of scientific studies that have confirmed garlic's long time reputation as a powerful prophylactic and therapeutic agent.



Springtime's interest in garlic began in the early nineties on the recommendation of a Thoroughbred racehorse trainer and valued customer. Bill Worthington trained a small but powerful racing stable at Philadelphia Park. Bill was an innovative and independent thinker who experimented extensively with natural food products.


Once described in a racing publication as one of the top ten small stable trainers in the U.S., Worthington twice won the Most Win Training Title going against stables with as many as four times the number of horses. In a 1990 Fall meet, he won 40% of his starts and finished in the money 64% of the time. In Bill's opinion, garlic picked up horses' appetites, kept coughs away, reduced flies, and aided endurance.


Whenever Bill talked, we listened!


Please note: Bill Worthington is now deceased, but publicly endorsed Springtime products when living. As he was a valued friend and advisor, we use his name again with the greatest respect for a true master horseman.

garlic variations
garlic variations

garlic variationsDifferent types of preparation cause garlic to release more or less allicin, the sharp flavored component of fresh cloves.

Homemade chicken soup wouldn't be as good for you without the garlic!

Out of hundreds of types of garlic and commercial preparations, Springtime's air-dried Bug Off Garlic is the clear stand out for insect repellent potency, ease of use and value.

garlic variations
garlic variations

Garlic's Dynamic Chemistry & the Importantance of Post-Allicin Compounds

Internet Resources

American Family Physician


American Institute for Cancer Research


American Society for Nutrition


Colorado State Univ. Cooperative Ext.


Gourmet Garlic Gardens

Life Extension


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr.


National Cancer Institute


University of Maryland Medical Center


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Garlic Chemistry Varies: Raw Garlic Cloves Vs. Air-Dried Garlic Granules

Many natural veterinarians choose Bug Off Garlic™ for absolute safety, healthy benefits, and greatest insect repellent properties.

Recommended Garlic Reading

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Balch, C.N.C., Phyllis A. Prescription for Herbal Healing: An Easy-to-Use A-to-Z Reference to Hundreds of Common Disorders and Their Herbal Remedies. New York, New York: Avery Publishing Group, 2002.


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Goldstein, D.V.M., Martin. The Nature of Animal Healing. New York, New York: Ballantine Books, 2000.


Graci, Sam, with Harvey Diamond. The Power of Superfoods: 30 Days That Will Change Your Life. Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice Hall Canada, Inc., 1997.

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Bug Off Garlic to the Rescue


Garlic Puts Flies Off Their Feed

Professional Review by Desirai Schild

My horses will be getting grain seasoned with garlic this fly season.


I had heard and read of how adding garlic to a horse's feed would discourage flies from biting them. Late last summer I saw it for myself.


A number of us went on a daylong trail ride through the mountains. As usual, I covered my horse with a long-acting fly spray. I also used a roll-on insect repellent inside her ears and around her eyes. I had applied enough that I felt we rode trailing an insecticide cloud behind us.


It was a warm day, so the horses sweated a bit. We also crossed a couple of creeks that came up to the horses' bellies.


My mare was stomping her feet and swishing her tail when we tied up for lunch because the fly spray had washed off her legs. I applied more and touched up the roll-on in her ears and around her eyes. I always carry bug spray in my saddle bags.


The real test came at the end of the ride as we gathered in a circle on our horses to discuss our next ride. Four of the five horses were tail swishing and hoof stomping. Dillon, Jane's gelding, stood dozing quietly.


I asked what kind of bug spray she uses and was told she hadn't even purchased a bottle of spray that year. She had switched from insecticide to garlic because Dillon was especially allergic to all types of insects and broke out in welts at every bite. She needed something that worked 24/7.

Jane's herbal choice is Bug Off Garlic, available through Springtime, Inc. Phone: (800) 521-3212, website: www.springtimeinc.com. There are dozens of other brands available and they may be just as good. I'm going with this one because I've seen it in action.


There have been some rumblings that an excess of garlic can cause anemia in horses. My vets say it would take a lot and advise using garlic supplements as directed, to be safe.


I'd kind of expected a horse treated with garlic to smell like a pizza, but Dillon just smelled like a horse. The Springtime, Inc. catalog said parasitic insects have a sense of smell 10,000 time stronger than a human's. That may explain why Dillon attracted no flies, ticks, mosquitoes, or gnats.


Jane estimated the cost of the garlic supplement was about $50 per horse per season. She starts feeding it in May and continues through September. I probably spend that much in bug spray.


The other benefit is that garlic is a whole lot less potentially toxic than many of the insecticides. I'd certainly opt to use it for mares nursing foals.


As always, ask your vet before starting any additive program. Mine has already given the thumbs-up to Bug Off. Besides, I just love the name.


Reprinted courtesy of author.
Schild, Desirai. "Garlic Puts Flies Off Their Feed." Capital Press Agriculture Weekly. 2006. Web. 18 April 2006

Garlic - Officially Safe


All animal feed products in the United States are regulated by a national organization called the Association of American Feed Control Officials, Inc. (AAFCO). AAFCO, composed of each state's agricultural department officials, is responsible for monitoring safety issues regarding feeds and supplements. AAFCO prohibits substances that may harm and lists approved ingredients with a proven safety history. Such items are called GRAS (generally recognized as safe), and are listed in AAFCO's Official Publication. Garlic is one of the many natural foods and herbs which have earned the GRAS status by having a clean and clear history of use. AAFCO gathers information from many sources (for example, professional toxicologists from all over the United States) and they really know what they are talking about!


So there we have it. Garlic, the world's most popular health tonic, is backed by thousands of years of history and recognized by leading veterinary, regulatory, medical, and scientific organizations.


Internet Resources


"...garlic supplements may be able to fight off the ticks and hopefully decrease the risk of Lyme disease.."

Tracey, MS, Elizabeth. "Why the Swedish Army Hopes Garlic and 'Lyme' Don't Mix."
WebMD Medical News Archive. 15 August 2000.


"...our results suggest that garlic may be considered as a tick repellent for individuals and populations at high risk for tick bite, rather than other agents that might have more adverse effects."

Mercola, MD, Joseph. "Garlic Keeps the Ticks Away."
Mercola.com. 27 August 2000.


"...there were...fewer tick bites among those that took garlic..."

Brignall, ND, Matt. "Garlic Repels Ticks."
Healthnotes: Newswire. 24 August 2000.


A Natural Mosquito Repellent – Garlic for Mosquito Control Why Does Garlic Repel Mosquitoes?


"It's not clear why garlic should be an effective mosquito repellent. It would seem that the powerful compounds such as allicin which garlic releases are inimical to mosquitoes. They have therefore evolved to avoid garlic. Another possibility is that the strong smell of garlic overwhelms the mosquito's sense of smell and prevents them from finding the prey (us!)...Whatever the mechanism, garlic's ability to repel a variety of pests has been proven scientifically."

Mendham, Trevor. "A Natural Mosquito Repellent: Garlic for Mosquito Control."
Garlic Central. 2003-2005.


Springtime's Bug Off Garlic

is a special grade of garlic that has been low temperature dried (air-dried), and carefully stored and handled to retain the highest level of bug repellent potency. It produces a garlic odor more powerful than any other variety we have found. Parasitic insects have a sense of smell that can be up to 10,000 times more sensitive than a human's. Garlic's unique, pungent odor acts as one of its several defenses against insects and other pests. Yet, the garlic odor itself is mostly noticeable to humans only at feeding time.


In recent years, there have been several crop spray products made from garlic that prove garlic's ability to repel insects. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers these products so safe that a special "fast track" registration is allowed for them because of their low risk status.


Veterinarians versed in natural alternatives use garlic in their private practices throughout the world. While best known for its health protective properties, garlic has been used for centuries as an insect repellent. Springtime's air-dried garlic takes that benefit to a new level and is far safer than many chemical products. You may use this product with total confidence. Year round, long-term use is absolutely safe and highly recommended!

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Real Letters Garlic for Horses 2012 StanleyV
Babe the Ox and Paula Bunyan love to tell
“Tall Tails” at rodeos & fairs.

"...Bug Off Garlic to help protect his immune system."

Dear Springtime,

I wanted to mention that when we travel with "Babe" the Ox, he always has Bug Off Garlic to help protect his immune system. We are also adding Spirulina Wafers to help the immune system as well. These products really work at protecting "Babe" and all our bovine.

Vera Stanley, alias "Paula Bunyan," Ohio

Real Letters Garlic for Horses 2012 Hoel S
Lori Gapinski and her adopted horse, Emma (CWSTAG’s mascot), and Shirley’s husband, Roger Hoel.

"…flies will alight, but not bite."

Dear Springtime,

We have 24 rescues. The best product we have ever used is the Bug Off Garlic. It is a godsend, especially for the mules and donkeys, because they don't stomp their feet normally like the horses do. The flies and gnats bite right to the raw on them and without using the garlic, we have had to salve them and vet wrap them daily. Once the Bug Off Garlic got into their systems, flies will alight but not bite.

In August, we went camping and the other campers were really bothered by the flies, but our horses, mules and donkeys weren't bothered at all. We told all the campers about Bug Off Garlic Bug Off Garlic.

Thank you so much for a wonderful product,
Shirley Hoel, Wisconsin
President, Central Wisconsin Save the Animals Group

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Cappy and Ajay, pest-free in their pasture.

"... my beautiful boys can once again graze without being pestered."

Dear Springtime,

Two years ago I purchased two adorable miniature donkeys, Cappy and Ajay. They have approximately five acres of pasture with a nice little run-in shed to get out of the sun. However, they were constantly bothered with flies and gnats. I'd been purchasing products from Springtime for myself and decided to try the Bug Off Garlic for the donkeys. I started them the first year around January and by the spring and summer months, they pastured without a worry. This year I started late and the months of May and June proved awful for them. The flies were chewing their legs raw.

It's now late August and thankfully after getting them back on track with the Bug Off Garlic, my beautiful boys can once again graze without being pestered. They will be on Bug Off Garlic year round from now on.

Thanks from two happy donkeys and one happy donkey mom,
Paula Stein, "Cappy" & "Ajay," Virginia

Real Letters Garlic for Horses DietrichL
Liz and Playboy.

"…free of flies and ticks."

Dear Springtime,

You have done it again! Along with the Spirulina Wafers, Bug Off Garlic and Longevity, both the horses and dogs are free of flies and ticks. My dog, Dee Dee, is still alive because of Longevity and Joint Health Chewables.

Thank you!
Liz Dietrich, Florida

Real Letters Garlic for Horses 2012 HumphreyD
Mugz enjoying an afternoon dip in the pond.

No Spray For Newborn - Just Bug Off Garlic

Dear Springtime,

I was reading the testimonials for your product Bug Off Garlic and I noticed one use that was not mentioned, feeding it to pregnant mares. I have fed Bug Off Garlic for years to my horses to keep the bugs off them. Since I live in Florida, bugs are a very big problem and flies can carry diseases, and I was a nervous wreck when my first foal, My Skip Don't Stink aka Mugz, was born on March 26, 2002. Of course, I didn't want to have to spray my newborn foal with fly spray, but I didn't want him to get eaten up either. I have always started feeding my horses Bug Off Garlic in March to prepare for the high bug seasons, and I noticed when Mugz was born, there were no flies on him. When the vet got there, he kinda scolded me because he thought I had sprayed Mugz with fly spray. It was only then that I realized that by feeding my mare, Enjoying A Dream, Bug Off Garlic while she was pregnant, that it protected her foal when he was born.

Oh yeah, the first time I fed Mugz feed without garlic in it, he refused to eat. He was not aware that horse feed did not have garlic in it. He still goes around cleaning up after anyone who may leave garlic in their bucket.

I have fed my horses Bug Off Garlic for years because my mare, Enjoying A Dream (Joy), was anything but a dream when she got bit by anything. My friends use to tease me because my horses smelled like garlic. BUT that all changed one summer day while we were out trail riding. The horse flies, etc. were swarming and biting them and their horses so badly that they wanted to return back to the trailers. However, Joy and I were enjoying our ride peacefully. All of a sudden, my friend turned around and noticed we were not battling the bugs. I smiled and said, "Garlic. She may smell funny but we are not getting bit. Come ride by me, it may rub off." Joy is now 17 years old and still enjoys being bug free even after going swimming at noon, racing around the pasture, trail riding, etc. We live in Florida - it is impossible not to sweat most months of the year. I have eight horses and only go through maybe a bottle of fly spray a year because Bug Off Garlic works so well. Thank you for making such a great product at a reasonable price so Joy and her stable mates can live bug free.

The photo attached is one of My Skip Don't Stink (9 y/o AQHA) aka Mugz playing in the pond, which he does almost every day around noontime with the rest of my horses.

Thank you again,
Dellrie Humphrey, Florida

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Crysandra and Lakota.

"I have seen not one tick on my horse..."

Dear Springtime,

I did a lot of research before I decided to go with your Bug Off Garlic and I absolutely love it. I have not seen one tick on my horse, Lakota, all year and we do a lot of trail riding in the woods. I have been telling all my horse friends to try your product. You won't see me using anything else. Thank you so much for having a great product.

Crysandra Boisvert, Massachusetts

Real Letters Garlic for Horses 2012 Stein P
Paula’s donkey, Cappy, enjoying foraging in
the bushes.

"…I wouldn't stop using it for anything."

Dear Springtime,

I have used Bug Off Garlic on my donkeys for about 4 1/2 years now - I wouldn't stop using it for anything. They get it year round and I've recently put my dogs on it as well. I don't believe in chemicals for my pets - natural is the way to go. The flies and mosquitoes have been just awful this year with all this rain, but I do believe having both the donkeys and dogs on Bug Off Garlic has been a tremendous help. We recently got a new puppy, Bob-B. We started him on Bug Off Garlic immediately, as I do think it helps with internal parasites as well. My one donkey, Cappy, has laminitis and with your Hoof & Coat Formula, the farrier says his hooves are looking much better. By this time next year, he said he should be in A-1 shape.

I am so glad that many years ago I received your catalog in my mailbox and had the good sense to try your products. Having super pets is a delight, but having super, healthy pets is a true blessing!

Paula Stein, Virginia

Real Stories
After Bug Off Garlic – Healed & Happy! Real Stories
Before Bug Off Garlic – Beau’s neck peppered
by bug bites.

"Big Beau was constantly attacked by flies…"

Dear Springtime, I want to give you feedback about the products of yours that we have faithfully administered to our herds. They have all worked wonderfully, especially the Bug Off Garlic! I am including a photo of Big Beau, a Percheron-Thoroughbred, who was so constantly attacked by flies that he looked as if peppered by buckshot. After a few short weeks, Beau's bite marks began to magically diminish and heal! We have continued to give our 36 horses a dose of garlic every day, which in addition to being a fly deterrent has made them much stronger I'm certain because of the immune system boost it has provided. …Of course, we have been getting all of the "when are you going to open the pizzeria?" comments because of the wonderful smell of garlic throughout the barn at feeding times. So, with a little oregano and mozzarella… who knows?

Dervin Bradford, Georgia
The Swan Center Outreach

Real Letters 2009 Bug Off Garlic Roman L
Baby Kiera, fly-free!

"Bug Off Garlic - Horseflies all but eliminated!"

Dear Springtime,

We are called SW Florida Rescue and take in abused horses, mainly from the rodeo circuits. We have eight horses as the moment, including four wild mustangs. These horses, when they came to us, were unable to be touched by humans. Because they didn't buck hard and long enough, they were hit with 2 x 4's and treated horribly. We are always asking for volunteers to groom and interact with the horses, gentling them so they can go to good homes when they are ready.

The picture I sent is of Kiera, one of the newborn foals. She was born September 18th. Her mamma, Trinity, is a three year old who was abused like this. She is a very good mother to Kiera, her first baby. Mamma Trinity came with a halter on, though it was actually over one ear and off the other. It took me three months to gain her trust so that she would let me get close enough to her face to take the halter off!

I have found Springtime Bug Off Garlic the only garlic product that eliminates 85% or more of the flies, including horseflies. When I first had the horses, before garlic, the horseflies would leave terrible welts, drawing blood in many places. The horses had been malnourished and couldn't fight them off. Knowing I had to have time to build a relationship with the horses before they would let me touch them, let alone use a spray on them, made me desperate for something to stop the biting. Within a week of adding Bug Off Garlic to the feed, I noticed a decrease in flies and within three weeks they were all but eliminated.

Linda Roman, Florida
SW Florida Rescue

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Second Fiddle “Bug Off Garlic literally saved her life and her leg.”

Deep, Unstitchable Wound - Bug Off Garlic Used As An Emergency Antibiotic Dressing

Dear Springtime,

Thank you for your unsurpassed products and service. Last autumn, we survived our first National Disaster, as Rocky Mount, including 50 acres of our farm, was flooded. One week before the hurricane and floods, my 27 year old Thoroughbred mare almost amputated her right hind leg on a high tension wire after a deer ran through our fence line. Muscle, tendon, bone…she looked like she'd been caught in a meat grinder. Two veterinarians deemed the wound unstitchable – the best we could do was use pressure bandages until the perimeter healed enough to surgically remove the dead skin and tissue.

A week later our pastures were under three feet of dirty river water, down river from the waste treatment plant, hog farms, and other lovely pollutants. For 32 days we were an island with no power, no running (i.e. clean!) water, no phones. When the antibiotics ran out on the second day, I was frantic – all that dirty water and no way to even clean her wounds or keep them dry. All we had was ten pounds of Bug Off Garlic, one dry bag of grain, and what bottled water we could scrounge up (our own supply, plus what we could wade out and borrow). I packed her wounds twice daily with the garlic and prayed a lot. By the time my vet could get back to the farm her wounds were almost completely healed. No proud flesh, no infection, no surgery! Minimal scarring and she is 100% completely sound! Both veterinarians call her our miracle mare, and I am convinced that the Bug Off Garlic literally saved her life and her leg.

Debbie Womble and "Second Fiddle," North Carolina

P.S. Picture is from 60 days after the floods – trees in the background were blown down by the high winds, jump standards, etc., still wherever they floated!