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Horslyx Garlic2

A palatable, nutrient rich lick containing optimum amounts of pure garlic oil, together with the Horslyx high specification vitamin, mineral and trace element package, which incorporates the powerful antioxidants Vitamin E and selenium to support a strong immune system.
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Horslyx Garlic Balancer contains pure garlic oil to help provide a natural and effective way to help combat the problem of biting insects. Independent research concludes that Horslyx Garlic Balancer helps alleviate irritation caused by sweet itch, read the results here. 

New research conducted at Aberystwyth University has shown that feeding Horslyx Garlic can significantly reduce the irritation from flies and other biting insects whilst horses are at grass. Further information on the study can be found here.

What is in Horslyx Garlic Balancer?

  • Garlic. This powerful plant has been fed to horses for hundreds of years for numerous health benefits. Feeding garlic as a fly repellent is not a new idea and works because high sulphur compounds in garlic are released through the skin via natural body secretions such as sweat, producing an invisible barrier that flies find repellent. Whilst still present around the horse, they seldom land on the skin and this significantly reduces the level of irritation and restlessness normally seen. Garlic is said to offer many year round health benefits.
  • Powerful anti-oxidants, Vitamin E and Selenium plus chelated copper and zinc, to support and maintain a healthy immune system.
  • The Horslyx high specification vitamin, mineral and trace element package, which is ideal for balancing nutrient deficiencies in forage and grazing.
  • High oil content for healthy skin and coat.
  • Biotin, zinc and methionine for healthy hooves.

Why should I feed Horslyx Garlic Balancer ?     

  • To help deter biting insects during the summer months.
  • To help alleviate the irritation caused by sweet itch.
  • For all horses, all year round for a multitude of health benefits.
  • For horses that are turned out 24 hours a day in the summer months and may not be accessible for fly spray on a regular basis.
  • To provide a weatherproof feeding solution which is perfect for use both in the stable and in the field.
  • When fed alongside the correct amounts of good quality forage, Horslyx GarlicBalancer removes the need for buckets of hard feed
  • When fed at the recommended intake level for your horse, Horslyx Garlic Balancer is cost effective and will save you money.
  • There is no need to feed additional balancers and many horses and ponies thrive on a diet of just a Horslyx Balancer and forage.
  • Licking takes time and patience, which is perfect for horses that are stabled for long periods of time and can help reduce stress and boredom.
  • Perfect for older equines with poor dentition that struggle to eat hard feed.
  • Licking produces saliva, which helps support the digestive system.
  • Suitable for all horses, from those at rest requiring a low calorie diet to performance horses who may require additional supplementation to meet their nutritional requirements.

Composition: dehydrated cane molasses, sodium chloride, monocalcium phosphate, pure vegetal oil, calcium carbonate, prairie meal, magnesium oxide, pure garlic oil.

Additives (per Kg): 

Nutritional additives: 3a672a vitamin A (retinyl acetate) 25,000 IU, 3a671 vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 4,000 IU, 3a700 vitamin E (all-rac- alpha tocopheryl acetate) 1200 mg, vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) 220 mcg, 3a880 biotin 12 mg, 3b202 iodine (from 0.009 g calcium iodate anhydrous) 6 mg, 3b405 copper (from 2.160 g cupric sulphate pentahydrate) 540 mg, 3b413 copper (from 0.4 g cupric chelate of glycine hydrate) 60 mg, 3b502 manganese (from 1.290 g manganese (II) oxide) 800 mg, 3b605 zinc (from 3.00 g zinc sulphate monohydrate) 1080 mg, 3b607 zinc (from 0.6 g zinc chelate of glycine hydrate) 120 mg, 3a880 selenium (from 0.011 g sodium selenite) 5 mg.

Analytical Constituents: crude oil & fats 6%, crude protein 6%, crude fibre 0.25%, crude ash 25%, sugar 30%, calcium 2.3%, phosphorus 1.6%, magnesium 0.4%, sodium 3.5%

Feeding directions :

Hold pot to horse´s mouth, alternatively knock lick out of pot into a bucket.

Pot is not designed to be left unattended with a horse.

Garlic Horslyx now backed up by research!

As the sun starts to shine our thoughts start turning away from the wet, boggy conditions we have experienced this winter towards the summer season, however that can bring its own problems. With a mild but very wet winter behind us, flies may be a real problem over the coming months, however here at Horslyx we have some news that can help with that...

Results from two separate studies at Aberystwyth University have shown that when fed continuously, Garlic Horslyx can reduce the number of flies landing on horses (when fed for a minimum period of two weeks).

The first research study shows that feeding Garlic Horslyx would be expected to reduce the irritation from flies and other airborne flying insects making your horse more settled whilst out at grass or in the stable.

This was confirmed in the second study at Aberystwyth investigating the ability of Garlic Horslyx to reduce the amount of time that horses with existing sweet itch, an allergic reaction to the Culicoides midge bite, spend performing behaviours associated with alleviating the irritation caused by this condition.

The second study demonstrated that Garlic Horslyx had beneficial effects in decreasing the number of times each affected horse tried to alleviate the irritation of sweet itch.

The research concluded: "Feeding Garlic Horslyx helped to alleviate irritation caused by sweet itch, which in turn may reduce stress, making for a happier, more responsive and co-operative horse."

For especially sensitive horses, combining Garlic Horslyx with other products such as fly sprays and rugs could give optimum protection from flies and other flying insects.

Garlic Horslyx is a palatable, nutrient rich lick containing optimum amounts of pure garlic oil, together with the Horslyx high specification vitamin, mineral and trace element package, which incorporates the powerful antioxidants Vitamin E and selenium to support a strong immune system.

When fed alongside the correct amounts of good quality forage, Garlic Horslyx removes the need for buckets of hard feed and offers a palatable, easy to use and cost effective method of feeding your horse garlic, whilst balancing the deficiencies in forage and grazing.

New Garlic Horslyx Research



This product is considered appropriate for horses competing under the rules of FEI, RFHE and Jockey Club


Horslyx Message

Horslyx Quality Assurance: Every care is taken to ensure that this product reaches you in excellent condition.

All Horslyx products are manufactured in assurance with the BETA NOPS code.

Horslyx supports ethical sport and monitors for the presence of specified Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances (NOPS) as required under the rules of racing and affiliated competitions. As such Horslyx is proud to meet the requirements of the strict BETA NOPS (Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances) code to ensure control of prohibited substances. The NOPS scheme, whilst not a guarantee, is a risk analysis and management based scheme, designed to minimise the chance of feed being contaminated by these naturally occurring prohibited substances.

The BETA NOPS Code requires Horslyx as a manufacturer to evaluate the risk of a NOPS contamination at every step of the sourcing, storage, transport and manufacturing processes of each of our products. Our raw material suppliers are regularly audited and staff are rigorously trained to ensure strict adherence to the code.

Horslyx have instilled the strictest measures to minimise the risk of a NOPS contamination where all the raw materials going into the products have been risk assessed before use and no ingredients that knowingly contain NOPS have been used. Both the company and the products are regularly audited to ensure adherence to the code.

More information can be found here https://www.horslyx.com/the-horslyx-story/what-is-the-beta-nops-code/ and here http://www.beta-uk.org/pages/feed-safety/beta-nops-scheme.php

Horslyx can provide no guarantee with regards to doping as once the product leaves our premises we have no control over what happens, either due to accidental, or otherwise, contamination or damage.