Pictured at the recent BEVA Congress were Bimeda Veterinary Sales Representatives, Peter Stanton and Andrew Lane.
Bimeda were present with a stand at the popular British Equine Veterinary Association Congress, held in Liverpool. There was great interest in Equine Culocid, the latest addition to Bimeda’s Equine range. Equine Culocid is a midge and fly repellent. Flies and biting midges (Cullicoides) are winged pests that are particularly prevalent during summer and autumn months. Flies are irritating to horses and are drawn to open wounds. They carry bacteria, which may complicate healing by causing infection.
Midges are particularly active at dawn and dusk. They bite and feed on the horse’s blood. Midges tend to feed in swarms meaning that the animal can be subjected to large numbers of bites at the same time. This can cause considerable discomfort to the horse.
Presenting Equine Culocid at the BEVA were Michael Dore, Bimeda Marketing Manager and Andrew Lane, Bimeda Veterinary Sales Representative.
Equine Culocid should be applied evenly to the mane and tail areas every 2 to 7 days depending on the level of rainfall. If there is rainfall after application, it is applied every second day. Equine Culocid contains 0.8% p-menthane diol (PMD) which is an extract of Eucalyptus Oil (a natural fly repellent). It also contains dimethicone which acts as the propellant for PMD.