Commonly called a "superfood", garlic has been used by more cultures than any other herb for both nutritional
and medicinal applications. It's widely believed that garlic has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant
properties and people are now also using garlic to treat high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Garlic is made of amino acids, minerals, vitamins and hundreds of sulfur compounds. It's the sulfur compounds
in garlic that people believe are mainly responsible for the suggested benefits.
Besides adding great flavor to foods and being healthy for people, horse owners recently found that garlic works well as a natural insect repellent for horses. Horses that eat garlic supplements produce an odor that naturally keeps away biting flies, mosquitoes, ticks and gnats. Insect control is extremely important to horse owners, especially with WNV (West Nile Virus) and EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis), and many horse owners are now using garlic as a safe, effective alternative to chemical products.
Equi-Garlic, which is our all natural garlic supplement, is made with the highest quality, high-sulfur garlic available. We use only 100% pure garlic grown in nutrient rich soil and we do not use pesticides or chemicals. In order to maintain the quality and potency of the nutrients, we use minimal heat when we make Equi-Garlic . This provides you and your horse a premium product that works both naturally and effectively to repel biting insects. And, like all of our products, Equi-Garlic is 100% natural and contains no additives or fillers.
- Use Equi-Garlic daily to help repel flies, mosquitoes, ticks, gnats and other biting insects
- Can be added directly to your horse's food
- Safe, effective alternative to chemical product
- Equi-Garlic is made with 100% pure organically grown garlic granules.
Commonly called a "superfood", it is widely believed that garlic has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties.
Garlic contains many active components, including potent oil with sulphur-containing compounds (allicin, alliin, and ajoene), enzymes (allinase, peroxidase and myrosinase), glucokinins, B group vitamins, vitamin C and flavonoids, citral, geraniol, linalool, aphellandrene and B phellandrene.
Garlic also contains a wide range of trace minerals, which include copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, germanium, and selenium. The key therapeutic ingredient in garlic is alliin. Alliin is an odorless sulfur-containing chemical derived from the amino acid cysteine. Allicin is formed when alliin, a sulfur-containing amino acid, comes into contact with the enzyme alliinase when raw garlic is chopped, crushed, or chewed. Allicin is what gives garlic its antibiotic properties and is responsible for its distinct odor.
Garlic also has antioxidant properties. The antioxidants found in garlic may contribute to this effect by protecting against the cell damage caused by damaging free radicals. Antioxidants can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause over time.
What Others Are Saying
CJ - Old Town, Maine
"I bought Equi-Garlic to help my horses problem with ticks this winter, plus I will keep giving it to him all year round."
SE - Lewistown, PA
"Equi-Garlic is great for pest control! I have always used some form of garlic but this has been working out great! It works wonders keeping the flies away! And I use it year round!"
GT - Dressage Rider - Ventura, CA
"Equi-Garlic works well for my 14 year old Warmblood. Good product at a fair price."
TBG - Hunter/Jumper - Rock Hill, SC
"Equi-Garlic is a very good product! I have not had any problems with my (TB) "girls" eating this product and they don't have fly bites."
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Note: Supplements are not a substitute for regular veterinary care. If you have concerns about your horse’s health, we highly recommend that you consult with your veterinarian.
We are always happy to work with your veterinarian, trainer or farrier to ensure your horse has the best program possible.
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