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Solitude IGR Feed Through Fly Preventive

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Product Summary:

SOLITUDE® IGR Insect Growth Regulator Feed-Through Fly Preventive
by Zoetis, formerly Pfizer

You can substantially reduce your fly population simply by adding a scoop of SOLITUDE® IGR daily to your horse's feed. Regardless of the farms around you, it will reduce flies at your barn. Use it during fly season to eliminate larvae development. It's economical to use, and safe for other pets that might also be eating your horse's manure.

SOLITUDE® IGR (cyromazine) is a non-organophosphate that has been safely used in horses since 2001 and undergone extensive research to prove its effectiveness and safety. It provides feed-through fly prevention and control of house and stable flies in and around horses, horse barns, stables, paddocks, and race tracks. When mixed into a horse's ration daily according to the directions, it works to prevent house and stable fly development. Significant results may be observed within two weeks, but the full benefit should be realized within four to six weeks of administration as the adult populations die off.

Cyromazine, the active ingredient in SOLITUDE® IGR, has a well-documented safety and efficacy profile, It is an insect growth regulator that works on the fly's chitin exoskeleton and is very species-specific to house and stable flies. As the horse is fed cyromazine, it passes through the horse and is excreted in the manure. House flies and stable flies lay their eggs in the manure and the eggs subsequently hatch into the larval or maggot stage. As the maturing maggots feed on the treated manure, they become unable to successfully develop into adult flies because cyromazine inhibits the proper formation of chitin. The immature stage of the fly dies. Cyromazine has no effect on the chitin of the adult fly.

Features:

  • Greatly reduces the need for neurotoxic pesticide sprays and overhead fly systems, creating a healthier environment for horses, staff, and riders
  • Intended for use only in equidae including horses, mules, and donkeys
  • Just one scoop per day per horse, no matter the weight or size of horse
  • Once excreted, breaks down to a melamine monomer, a slow release nitrogen fertilizer
  • Repeated studies show up to 100% efficacy in inhibiting larvae development
  • Studies have proven 99.5% effectiveness against stable flies and 100% effectiveness against house flies, with no effect on horses, other mammals or beneficial insects
Item Specifications:

Sizes:
6 lb. pail (192 doses)
20 lb. pail (640 doses)

Administration:
Start feeding SOLITUDE® IGR early in the spring before flies begin to appear, and continue feeding throughout the summer and into the fall until cold weather inhibits fly development. In some cases, supplemental fly control measures may be needed in and around paddocks and stables to control adult house flies and stable flies, which can breed not only in manure, but in other decaying vegetable matter or silage on premises. SOLITUDE® IGR will provide a high degree of fly control and will give the best results when integrated with a well-managed fly control program that includes appropriate sanitary and management practices to reduce the number and size of fly breeding sites.

Dosage:
To maximize the effectiveness, horses must be fed individually. Made from alfalfa, these pellets are to be fed top-dressed on grain or mixed with the horse's total ration to provide 300mg of cyromazine per horse per day.
Using 1/2 oz. scoop supplied with the product, mix one scoop of SOLITUDE® IGR in the horse's ration every day.

Warning:
Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage and disposal. Wastes resulting from the use of this product may be disposed of on site or at an approved waste disposal facility. Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Avoid breathing dust and contact with skin or clothing. May cause skin sensitization reactions in certain individuals. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Do not apply directly to water.

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Style Item Number Model Number UPC
2 lb SLT101692 002 PFJ 115
6 lb SLT101692 006 026619 1008721908598
20 lb SLT101692 020 026620 087219086001

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Solitude IGR allergies?, 8/8/2012

Marilyn Skender from Reno, NV

I have used this Solitude IGR on my 3 horses since early spring and have noticed no difference in the amount of flies I have around the barn. Also, my horses have all displayed some degree of "itchy butt" and have been rubbing their tails off. I do not know if the product was the cause of this syndrome; however, it started after I started used the product and it is the only new item that they have been exposed to. So I recently discontinued use of the product to see if it would resolve the "itchy butt" syndrome.The product is very expensive and I got no improve fly control.

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Solitude IGR allergies?, 8/8/2012

Marilyn Skender from Reno, NV

I have used this Solitude IGR on my 3 horses since early spring and have noticed no difference in the amount of flies I have around the barn. Also, my horses have all displayed some degree of "itchy butt" and have been rubbing their tails off. I do not know if the product was the cause of this syndrome; however, it started after I started used the product and it is the only new item that they have been exposed to. So I recently discontinued use of the product to see if it would resolve the "itchy butt" syndrome.The product is very expensive and I got no improve fly control.

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superb fly control , 9/9/2011

tish from valley center, ks

Palatable. Effective.

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superb fly control , 9/9/2011

tish from valley center, ks

Palatable. Effective.

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Any allergy issues?, 3/28/2011

Lyn from 29 Palms CA

Hello, I have used Solitude IGR for three years. The product is as described; the fly issue has dropped dramatically. However, three years ago my mare started having an itchy stomach/rare areas in Feb. Previously, I have blamed this on flies, but this year there were no flies until March 29. I begin Solitude in February as usually the flies begin early here in the desert. It occurred to me that this itching starts in February and I begin IGR in February. Has anyone else had a horse that developed this condition that coincides with the feeding of IGR?

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I've learned my lesson!, 10/6/2009

Amanda from Davie, Florida

I used this product for almost 2 years and ran out a couple months ago. I decided to try without and have noticed a huge increase in the fly population. The biggest thing I just came across was that I dispose of the manure into large plastic garbage cans and I opened the lid yesterday and there were thousands of developing fly larvae squiggling around all over the container. This has NEVER happened in the past so I have to figure that the Solitude had been doing an awesome job up until the time I ran out!

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Very pleased with the results, 7/15/2009

K.Miller from Twentynine Palms CA

The flies are absolutely horrible in my area resulting in some huge vet bills last summer treating summer sores. I've used predators for the last two years but this year I added Solitude to my "fight." I started in Feb as we have a long fly season and I've had very few flies this year. Also, I've not had to use fly spray this year on my horses. I'm also still using predators but the Solitude has really made the difference. Will continue this "forever." Worth it even though it is a bit pricey. Another plus, my horses eat it by itself and wait for me to give it to them.

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Super, Great, The Best, 6/30/2009

Robert Berryhill from Slidell, La.

I have 2 horses and living in Southeast Louisiana, were bugs are really bad at times, especially since hurricane Katrina. Little black flies were driving my horses and me crazy, nothing worked untill I got Solitude IGR! This product is a life saver. Everyone should try it!!!!

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SolitudeIGR, 6/22/2009

PKA from Denton, TX

Excellent product -- have 27 horses and it is so simple to add to the feed. I use year round now to prevent even those flies that want to overwinter from getting a head start on me during warmer time of winter. Have used for 2 years and wont use anything other feed thru cause Solitude is so much safer and effective than the other feed thru products for all my horses. Solitude doesn't kill the beneficial insects and invertebrates like other fly products.

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Rebate denied, 5/13/2009
from Hudsonville MI

The rebate form said the original UPC had to be included. The UPC was printed at the bottom of a very thin label on the tub. The only way to remove it in one piece would be to cut it out of the tub, which has a three month supply of product. I wrote the bar code number on the rebate form and explained the problem. Today I received a postcard saying the rebate was denied because the original UPC was not included. Very disappointing!

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Great Fly Control Tool, 9/10/2008

from Placerville CA

I have four horses housed on somewhat small acreage and the city limits are creeping closer with every passing month. One border of my 2 acre large corral now looks out on the parking lot for a dentist office! Fly control is mandatory not only for horse health but also to prevent complaints so I started using Solitude IGR in conjunction with frequent manure clean up. We have very few flies in and around the area, and a reasonably low number of flies pestering the horses. I suspect the flies that are here were not even hatched here...but instead traveled over from a neighboring rubbish area not under our control. All in all a very good product provided you can afford to add it to the budget for fly control along with some topical sprays and fly masks. This is my third year using the product and the horses handle it just fine with no negative effects whatsoever. Thanks for helping us keep our horses fly free and our neighbors happy!

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Essentially 100% fly free!, 8/19/2008

Sandra Warren from Brentwood, CA

I absolutely hate flies. I have tried sprays, traps, ointments, masks, fly predators, and Equitrol. Solitude works the best by far. With Equitrol, you can smell the pesticide in the manure, and that seems unsafe. Solitude works differently, not killing the flies but preventing them from developing into adulthood, and it is much safer. Sometimes I have to look around for 10 seconds to find a fly, and when I find a second one, I think it might be the first fly coming around again. I hand feed it individually to my horses in pasture every day. It takes me 15 minutes to do 22 horses, and I am fly free. Heaven!

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Better the Fly Preditors!, 7/28/2008

Carol O'Byrne from Wallkill, NY

You can't compare this product to Fly Preditors as its 100 times better. I know as I've used Fly Preditors for 5 yrs. There are very few to no flies on my property now and my old horses are very calm out in pasture. I have a Bite Free fly sticky in my barn and that's it. No more flies in there. The difference between the amount of flies that I had last year to what I have now using Solitude is amazing!! I also use PDZ stall freshener which is good too. That's all that I've changed since last year. Fly Preditors have to be ordered when the weather is warm enough for them to live; however, Solitude can be given one month BEFORE the fly season starts and you nip the flies just as they start to come out because your manure has been treated. Get it, you will like it.

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Solitude IGR, 7/21/2008

heather lanham from topanga, CA

I am so disappointed in this product, esp. in light of all the great reviews I have read and the rec. from my vet. I have used the product in two different situations for four months. One a backyard paddock w/two stalls & two horses that is meticulously maintained, and the next a show barn (stalls cleaned twice daily) where 16 (neighbors) were put on Solitude, also 4 months ago. All I have to do is show you the fly traps to know this has done nothing to curb the flies by any measure. Alas, the claims are just too good to be true.

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Solitude Is Amazing, 6/30/2008

Dianne from Banks, OR

Weve been using Solitude for a couple of years. Love it! Were in a boarding situation and see a noticeable difference between the horses on Solitude and those who are not . . . certainly makes our horses and us a lot more comfortable every day! Wish it wasnt so expensive, but I guess were saving on fly spray and traps . . .

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Solitude Is Amazing, 6/30/2008

Dianne from Banks, OR

Weve been using Solitude for a couple of years. Love it! Were in a boarding situation and see a noticeable difference between the horses on Solitude and those who are not . . . certainly makes our horses and us a lot more comfortable every day! Wish it wasnt so expensive, but I guess were saving on fly spray and traps . . .

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Solitude IGR Amazing, 6/21/2008

Leigh from Birmingham, AL

This stuff really works, but its kind of expensive. It keeps the flies at bay and cuts down on ythe need for disgusting fly catchers and tapes.

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Solitude IGR Amazing, 6/21/2008

Leigh from Birmingham, AL

This stuff really works, but its kind of expensive. It keeps the flies at bay and cuts down on ythe need for disgusting fly catchers and tapes.

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Best product of its kind on the market, 5/22/2008

maneandtail.com from Landrum SC

We own a small breeding farm in south carolina, I have been using this since '04 with fabulous results. I give to everything, even broodmares in foal. Never any problems.Very effective but not harmful. Not even my pickiest eater even notices it in her food. Thats why I buy the big bucket now!

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Solitude IGR, 4/10/2008

Lisa Griffis from Montgomery Texas

I have 2 Arabians and this is the second season for my use. No reactions or problems, the horses eat it and the flies are minimal, especially around the manure pile. I conjunction with topical products, you can't beat it!

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