AMHVET Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Active Manuka Honey anhydrous cream as a first aid treatment in the field, transporting or for injuries received in the field or stable?

Yes. It is ideal to put on areas as first aid treatment. As soon as it is clear there is no problem cover the area with FiltaBac® as a protective barrier natural second skin.

Can I use Active Manuka Honey Anhydrous cream on my rabbits fly strike area?

Yes, it will cover, protect and soothe the affected area and assist with preventing any further irritation. If your rabbit does have an infection present, seek Veterinary advice and apply AMHVet® 25% to assist with soothing the area in conjunction with Veterinary treatment.

Can this be used around the eye?

Good morning Chelsea,

FiltaBac, FiltaClear and AMHVet are all able to be used around the eye area without an issue. I understand from the category you are using the AMHVet. this is well tolerated even if it gets in the eye accidentally.

I hope this answers your question - please do not hesitate to contact me if you require more information.

Kind regards,

Samantha Sinclair - Aniwell

Honey attracts insects - what should be done to stop them getting at the wound?

Honey combined with the anhydrous (no water) base is less likely to attract insects directly

I have a two year old lamb (sheep) that has facial eczema and has rubbed the areas around her eyes raw. Can I put manuka honey on it to help soothe the itching - I am worried that if the cream gets in her eyes it will irritate them more

Dear Kym,

Thank you for your enquiry.

FiltaBac was actually developed specifically for treating Facial Eczema in sheep and cattle. It will not effect your sheep's eye if it gets in it but will completely block the suns rays (which causes the rubbing due to FE’s extreme photosensitivity). FiltaBac will soothe the area and prevent further irritation.

If you feel the area has become infected/colonised/contaminated then you could use the AMHVet under the FiltaBac.

However the greatest help would be to protect the affected FE area from the sun with FiltaBac.

I hope this has been of assistance.

I have used honey ointments before and once they warm to the animals body temperature they just run off. How is Active Manuka Honey Anhydrous cream® 25% different?

The melting temperature of the AMHVet® 25% cream is normally higher than the external body temperature. Very warm environmental conditions may exceed the melting point and cause the product to move. Re-apply in cooler conditions.

My horse has cut its heel. The area is difficult to dress and is inflamed and weepy. Can I use Active Manuka Honey Anhydrous Cream on it?

Yes you can. AMHVet® 25% cream provides a waterproof cover, does not require a dressing to keep it in place, as it does not change form when warmed up and is ideal for soothing areas of irritation.

What does 'active' mean compared to other honey products?

All honey has an established reputation as an antibacterial agent, enzymatically producing hydrogen peroxide. New Zealand Manuka Honey has added antibacterial substances that can be tested for that have non-peroxide activity. This activity factor gives the honey added beneficial antibacterial qualities for topical application to control bacterial invasion of damaged skin. Ideal antibacterial activity is achieved if the Active Manuka Honey is 15+. Every batch of our product AMHVet® 25% has a laboratory certified activity factor of 15+. Ref:

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