Q: How does ClariFly® work?
A: ClariFly® is an insect growth regulator (IGR) that inhibits fly pupae from maturing into droves of biting problems. When a horse consumes ClariFly®, it passes through their system and is excreted in their manure where adult flies lay their eggs. The active ingredient of ClariFly® is either in contact with or ingested by the fly larvae and disrupts the ability for that juvenile fly to develop their adult exoskeleton, eventually killing the fly.
Q: What species of fly does ClariFly® work on?
A: There are 4 species of flies that ClariFly® works on, but the most common fly population that impacts horses and that ClariFly® works to control are stable and house flies.
Q: Do all HorsLic® tubs come with ClariFly®?
A: Nope! Check the feed tag and the container. It will be noted on the feed tag, and you will find a sticker with the ClairFly® logo on the side of the tub if it is fortified with ClariFly®. Unfortunately for our Canadian customers, we only sell HorsLic® with ClariFly® in the U.S.
Q: Is ClariFly® safe for all horses, including pregnant or lactating mares, or young foals?
A: There have not been breeding studies done specifically on horses with ClariFly® Larvicide, but the active ingredient has been extensively tested in other species and lab animals with no adverse reproductive or performance reactions to continuously consuming ClariFly® as a part of their diets. If you have concerns, we always recommend double checking with your vet.
Q: How long does ClariFly® stay in the manure?
A: The active ingredient starts to decline in potency around 7 days or so.