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We have just started using these fly fringes on the donkeys at Paccombe Farm who are being plagued by flies. These elderly donkeys are quite arthritic and find it hard to move and stamp their feet or shake their heads to get rid of the flies who gather around the poor donkeys eyes. This contact from the flies is irritating and makes their eyes water, which in turn makes their faces sore.
Thankfully these fly fringes offer relief from flies.