Midge Control

Summer Freedom Salve Complete

Nettex Summer Freedom (previously known as Itch Stop) is an advanced salve which helps repel and protect against insects and biting flies. This unique formulation also contains margosa (neem) and eucalyptus and has wonderfully soothing and disinfecting properties. Here are some top tips to get the most out of this summer season:

Avaliable in:

  • 300ml — Code FG04249 — RRP £18.09
  • 600ml — Code FG02252 — RRP £33.35

Nettex Summer Freedom (previously known as Itch Stop) is an advanced salve which helps repel and protect against insects and biting flies. This unique formulation also contains margosa (neem) and eucalyptus and has wonderfully soothing and disinfecting properties. Here are some top tips to get the most out of this summer season:

  • Preventative strategies are the key to itch control.
  • Start early! Use Summer Freedom as the weather warms with a once weekly application.
  • Soothe, sanitise and disinfect minor sores with Summer Freedom and help break the itch, scratch cycle.
  • Summer Freedom repels against new bites and supports hair regrowth.
  • Weather resistant, simple to apply and will not matt the horse’s hair.
  • We do not recommend you apply under fly masks as may cause irritation.
  • If using product for the first time we always recommend a patch test first.
  • Ideal to apply around sarcoids to help prevent irritation from flies.
  • We also recommend bathing where or when necessary to remove build-up of grime and dirt with everyday conditioning shampoo. This is kind to skin and does not strip coat of natural oils.
  • 600ml tub can last 6-8 weeks

 

  • Apply directly to any area that has been affected or prone to attack using a clean sponge.
  • In most cases one application a week is sufficient. In severe cases if the itch, rub, scratch cycle has started it may need to be applied more regularly.
  • For best results prewash with Nettex Everyday Shampoo before applying to remove any grease, dirt or debris and sanitise the skin.
  • Repeat application after heavy rainfall, bathing or heavy sweating. Do not use under saddlery areas or fly rugs as may cause irritation from sweating.
  • For maximum results apply as early as February to prevent midge attacks taking hold. The mane, tail and rump areas are most prone to attack.

Key ingredients: NN- Diethyl-M-Tolumide 2.45%, Margosa extract 2.0%, Eucalyptus citriodora, hydrated, cyclized 0.64%

  • For best results, prewash with Nettex Everyday Shampoo to thoroughly cleanse the area before application then every 10 -14 days to remove build-up of dirt and debris.
  • Nettex Itch Stop Salve / Summer Freedom is the ideal addition to your midge avoidance strategy. Not only does it have soothing and repellent properties it also acts as a barrier that midges aren’t able to bite through.
  • Preventative strategies are the key to itch control. For best results start your itch control strategy as early as February to prevent midge attacks taking hold.

I just wanted to get in touch and say a massive thank you for the amazing product that is Summer Freedom (was Itch Stop). I have a 2yr old New Forest gelding who developed pretty severe sweet itch this June. Having not bothered about midges at all in previous years, it was a huge shock. He was in such a state of ‘self-harming’, literally scratching huge chunks of skin clean off, bleeding and raw, despite using various topical treatments, that we were seriously considering whether it would be kinder to put him down – safe to say I wasn’t dealing with that prospect terribly well. I called into my local saddler to grab another bottle of something that wasn’t having much effect at all, and by chance saw Itch Stop. I confess I buckled at the price tag, but was willing to give anything a go. In hindsight, whilst it was expensive to buy, the fact it’s a once a week application makes it quite reasonable really. What an amazing change! Cashew seemed instantly soothed as I applied the cream (to a huge proportion of him, as he was in such a mess!), and the cycle of self-harming stopped overnight because he was able to get a break from the itching for long enough that he then forgot to scratch. Over the last 4 weeks, he’s gone from strength to strength. Raw patches scabbed over, then healed totally, and now have full regrowth of hair. He has a mane again – albeit only an inch long so far! – and a nearly-normal looking tail instead of a bald, raw dock. So an enormous thank you from me, and from one seriously itchy little pony who can hopefully now go from strength to strength (and get plastered in Itch Stop straight away at the first sign of an insect next year!). Absolutely miraculous!

★★★★★

Cashew

Just wanted to let you know how much I adore your Summer Freedom Salve. I have a little pony who has come a long way with her fears (she is a rescue from the WHW) but will not tolerate any sprays of any sort and has issues about her head, but finds summer a trying time and will itch till she bleeds. But this year, although I found it a little late after she had rubbed her tail to almost bald and a few bits of broken skin on her head and neck, I started to apply the Itch Stop (as it’s a cream type I can get it on her) and I am just delighted to say her tail is growing back, and we have (touch wood) no raw spots anywhere. I reapply almost daily – if she starts somewhere new I can plaster the salve on and it stops the cycle. You cannot imagine the relief and I am so happy she is feeling less troubled and the flies have been awful this year so a strong test. So I am off to buy another pot.

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Summer Freedom Salve

Summer Freedom is so important in my life, as currently my family have three horses, Wizard (Chestnut), Molly (Black Mare) and Misti (Little Grey Welshie). The horses were so itchy sometimes they would itch until they bled and my mother told me there wasn’t much that could be done apart from keeping them rugged up. I tried everything, and nothing worked that is until we found Nettex Summer Freedom and our horse’s skin looked soothed and you could see that hair had started to grow in under a week! This really is the best stuff out there!

Naomi Purkis, 19

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