Mode of action


Semi-chemical EAP, the active ingredient in SECURE HORSE FLASH, is a chemical signal secreted by the lactating mare. It triggers actions in the brain of both foals and adult horses that stop stress reactions and increase the tendency to increase and explore contact with other individuals – such as conspecifics or individuals of another species identified as non-threatening.

Several studies published in international journals and scientific conferences have shown that this secretion promotes exploration and learning of new situations (preventive use) and facilitates re-education of behavioral disorders (curative use).

In the first case (learning), you can immediately observe a confident attitude of the horse, which learns easily and calmly and gets involved in a new situation (loading on a transporter, noise of a lawn mower, etc.). In the second case, the semi-chemical substance will have the effect of preventing the emergence of fear reactions, thus enabling re-education. But in this case SECURE HORSE FLASH plays only a supporting role, it does not generate new behavior.

In the first applications, one can already notice a reduction of stress biological reactions (development of “stress hormones”, heartbeat, diarrhea, sweating, etc. in fact everything that causes the discomfort that the horse usually shows in the employee in this situation), but still no change in performance. This can only be achieved through re-educational work, which is facilitated and accelerated with the help of SECURE HORSE FLASH. If your horse has anxiety problems or phobias, this requires a tailored re-education program that must be done outside of a competitive environment so that the rider can also be in a relaxed mood. In the case of an anxiety disorder, it is also important that the horse be examined by a veterinarian who specializes in behavioral disorders. For this purpose, also have certain information available about your horse such as age, sex, breed, medical history, competition success, lifestyle (type of housing, feeding mode work program description behavioral problems and observed developments).

What does SECURE HORSE FLASH help with?

1. excessive attachment

Problems with excessive attachment and dependence in horses are always associated with a deep-seated fear. Usually, this behavioral disorder can be traced back to the early development of the foal. Horses can also develop separation anxiety and become overly dependent as a result of mistakes made during the weaning and separation phase; but anxiety behavior can also develop later as a result of inappropriate husbandry or training methods. In some cases, behavioral problems can occur in horses that have been kept outdoors and in groups and have suddenly been moved indoors. Whatever the reason, excessive attachment destroys the animal’s ability to adapt to new things because it is dependent on another individual.

What results can be achieved with SECURE HORSE FLASH?

Two main effects: On the one hand, it allows the horse to deal with separation anxiety without panic. This then allows therapy to begin, focusing on the anxiety-provoking situation. In addition, SECURE HORSE FLASH keeps under control the amount of ansgt reactions that occur during therapy.

Such therapy usually lasts eight to twelve weeks, with the duration depending on the number of anxiety-producing situations and the clinical significance of the problem. The rider’s ability to comply with the rehabilitative measures is also a crucial factor (the more reliable the compliance, the greater the effect).

It is also very important that the horse undergoes a behavioral evaluation. The application of SECURE HORSE FLASH alone will not be sufficient, however SECURE HORSE FLASH is an essential element of a successful therapeutic process.

2. what to do when horses do not like each other ?

Can SECURE HORSE FLASH help in this situation? I recently bought a mare to keep my gelding company in the pasture. The gelding has a complicated history that makes him extremely unstable and very possessive. It turned out that it was not possible for him to accept the mare. Finally, I had to separate them. I came up with the idea of applying SECURE HORSE FLASH to the horses so that they associate a certain feeling of well-being with their being together.

SECURE HORSE FLASH was a valuable help in this case. The two horses were placed in adjacent paddocks, separated only by an electric fence. The bottom of the fence was high enough for the horses to come and eat from the ground without risking electrocution. Then an attractive mixture of foods such as “apple + carrot” was spread on the ground and SECURE HORSE FLASH was applied to both horses. The separation was maintained until both horses ate together without showing signs of nervousness. Once this was done, the fence could be opened, making sure that two water and two feed stations were ready with enough space between them so that neither horse could prevent the other from eating and drinking. Generally, this type of problem can be solved within 3 to 5 days. SECURE HORSE FLASH should be applied at least in the morning and in the evening, ideally for the duration of the therapy ideally in the morning, at noon and in the evening.

3. can SECURE HORSE FLASH be used be used during transport ?

Even for a horse that has no particular problems with travel, transport is a highly sensitive situation. If you want to help your horse during transport, use SECURE HORSE FLASH , to prevent any stressful situation. Apply SECURE HORSE FLASH 20-30 minutes before transport, when your horse is still quiet in its stall.

If the horse has a real transport phobia and refuses to be transported, the use of SECURE HORSE FLASH can give interesting results, but it must be used in a certain supervised procedure. First, with the help of a veterinarian who plans the various steps of re-education, it is necessary to determine the exact moment when stress occurs (preparation of the horse in the stable, at the sight of the truck, etc.). This determination of the stress-inducing moment is crucial, because the application ofSECURE HORSE FLASH is useless if the horse is already under stress. Once you have determined the stress-inducing situation, SECURE HORSE FLASH is applied 20 to 30 minutes before the stressful situation. If SECURE HORSE FLASH is used as an element of a re-education program, as in this case, it will greatly facilitate problem solving. But you need to go step by step with the advice of a veterinarian, following a specific re-education protocol. If the transport lasts longer than 3 hours, do not hesitate to repeat the application of SECURE HORSE FLASH as many times as necessary.

What is meant by SEMI-CHEMIE?

How SECURE HORSE FLASH works: Semi-chemistry is the chemical communication method between living things.

Deciphering the chemical signals that living things use throughout their lives has allowed scientists to develop perfect new therapeutic and zoological tools that are gentle and respectful of humans, animals, and the environment.

The research carried out by IRSEA (Institute of Research in Semiochemistry and Applied Ethology), supported by 79 patents, has been the subject of numerous international publications and communiqués.

There are several categories of semi-chemicals:

Pheromones: Chemical substances that elicit a specific response in a conspecific when released into the environment in minute doses.

Pheromones may be present in urine, sweat, and feces or may be secreted through specific glands. Sprayed into the air (e.g., by female pheasants at night) or applied to an object (e.g., wolf urine on a tree), minute amounts are detected by conspecifics, which often detect the scent signal from a great distance. The main function of pheromones is territory marking, courtship or as a warning signal in case of danger. Pheromones are also used as a biological weapon to control harmful insects.

The existence of pheromones has also been demonstrated in the plant world (e.g., reproductive pheromones in algae, warning pheromones in trees damaged by herbivores).

Allelochemicals (allomones and kairomones) are messenger substances for communication between different species.

Allomones are chemical substances that provide an advantage to their producers. A remarkable allomone is made by a short-winged beetle (Coleoptera Staphylinidae Pella laticollis), which shows a specific hunting behavior towards ants of the genus Lasius fuliginosus. As soon as it sees an ant, it moves towards it and shows its secretion glands. These then emit a substance that inhibits the ant’s ability to fight. The beetle takes advantage of this hesitation, jumps on its prey and kills it.

Kairomones are chemical substances that bring an advantage to the animal that receives them. Many parasites, such as ticks, use kairomones to find their host. The female tick sits on branches of bushes or on the ends of long grasses and waits for a mammal to pass by. As soon as it smells butyric acid secreted from the sebaceous glands of the mammal’s skin, it drops onto the future host, crawls to the skin, penetrates it and sucks itself full of warm blood.

Semi-chemicals (pheromones, allomones, and kairomones) are thus also important for many arthropods to communicate during reproduction, to hunt prey, or to find hosts. IRSEA produces comparable semi-chemical substances that disrupt this communication and thus combat parasites and pests. This strategy avoids the use of toxic chemical substances and allows a preventive or curative solution.