Flys-X® Insect Control for Multi-Species Use

East Longmeadow, Mass: June 28, 2013– Fly control for hobby farmers with multiple types of animals can be even more daunting, if possible, than it is for owners of just one species. Cattle, horses, dogs – how do you decide which product is right for each one? Or maybe you take the “one size fits all” approach, but with that nagging doubt in the back of your mind whether what you’re using is truly appropriate for every animal. Flys-X® Ready To Use Insecticide, from W. F. Young, Inc., makers of Absorbine® animal care products, is your answer for multi-species insect control.

Flys-X consists of a water-based (aqueous) formula that contains pyrethrins, a botanical insectide. It can be used on lactating and non-lactating beef and dairy cattle, and kills horn flies, house flies, face flies, mosquitos, gnats and blood-sucking lice on cattle, horses and dogs, as well as killing fleas and brown ticks on dogs. Flys-X comes ready to use (no mixing or diluting required) in a 32 oz. refillable spray bottle and gallon size.

“There are so many hobby farmers who are looking for effective answers to their livestock’s insect control needs,” said Jaime McKinley, Vice President of Marketing & New Business Development, W. F. Young. “For example, high fly populations can be detrimental to both weight gain and milk production.”

Flys-X also kills fleas and brown dog ticks when used as a premise spray.

“Flys-X is a great solution to help livestock, horse and dog owners keep pest populations under control,” McKinley said. “Absorbine is pleased to provide insect control options that are easy and affordable.”

Absorbine® is excited to branch into the livestock market. Since 1892, the family-owned company has been providing an assortment of high-quality equine care products to discriminating horse owners. Absorbine® is dedicated to bringing that same level of excellence to livestock products.

About W. F. Young/Absorbine

Founded in 1892 by Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife, Mary Ida, W. F. Young, Inc. has manufactured and distributed quality health care products for more than a century. The company is recognized as a worldwide leader in innovative, specialized animal healthcare brands – including Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment, UltraShield® fly control, ShowSheen® grooming products and Hooflex® hoof care – that improve wellness and enhance the quality and enjoyment of life for people and their animals. For more information, visit

For more information or a digital photograph, contact Molly O’Brien at Absorbine®, ShowSheen®, Flys-X®, UltraShield®, and Hooflex® are registered trademarks of W. F. Young, Inc. W. F. Young, Inc., 302 Benton Drive, East Longmeadow, MA 01028