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Healthtech Lifestyle

Healthtech Laboratories was established in 1990 by the chemist Mr William Wyndham-Quin. William developed a range of stock remedies, feed supplements and accessories for horses. These developments addressed a need in the South African market for quality products produced at affordable prices and formed the cornerstone for the birth of a very successful company. Ice Man, a herbal based gel that contains the unique extract H8000, was born and remains the best selling animal health product in its category in South Africa.

In 1998, Healthtech Laboratories widened its focus to the consumer healthcare market with the launch of its blockbuster, Herbal Ice Cooling Gel. This new natural approach to pain relief proved to be very popular and soon the product was sold in Canada and the United Kingdom. Since then the company has expanded its product offering to various countries in the Middle East.

The Healthtech range has since been increased and offers quality products for birds, companion animals, horses, wildlife and cattle.

If you own a horse you will at some stage have come across ICEMAN™. The original tried and tested blue herbal topical cooling gel.

The combination of herbs known for their healing and anti-inflammatory properties including Arnica and Echinacea combined together give instant relief hence the well know phrase “Ice Pain Away”. The late Bill Quinn formulated ICEMAN™ for use on his race horse’s legs. Horse’s muscles and tendons have to be cooled down before and after exercise to prevent and heal damage after a strenuous work out.

Due to the success of the product, and its ability to give relief from discomfort there are now many imitation products on the market. None of these imitation products have been able to duplicate the secret Iceman formula the H8000 herbal combination with its ability to give rapid muscular joint and tendon relief.

This revolutionary product:

  • Gives immediate and effective cooling.
  • Is non irritating.
  • Contains unique herbal extracts.
  • Priced to be used generously.
  • Leaves very little visible residue on the skin.
  • Contains no prohibited substances.
  • The gel is almost neutral and is very easy to apply.
  • The plant extracts remain active long after the liquids have evaporated.


  • Apply generously on the skin after exercising.
  • Repeat after 30 minutes if necessary.
  • Exposure to light enhances the unique photo/phyto properties of the product.


  • Do not use on broken skin, wounds, or around the eyes.
  • Discontinue use and rinse well with water if excessive irritation occurs.
  • Local skin irritation may occur if the horse is allergic to the gel.
  • Consult a veterinarian if irritation persists.

Although this remedy has been extensively tested under a large variety of conditions, failure thereof may be the result of a wide range of reasons.
ICEMAN™ is available in a 500 g, 2.5 kg, and 5 kg.

Supadox 50
SUPADOX™50 – registered for use in feed and in water to medicate birds against bacteria sensitive to Doxycycline.

SUPADOX™50 is the ONLY registered product available on the market for poultry that can be used both in-feed AND in-water. It is indicated for the treatment of bacteria sensitive to Doxycycline as well as Mycoplasma.

SUPADOX™50 contains 500 mg Doxycycline as 541.02 mg Doxycycline Hydrochloride per gram of Supadox™ 50. Hydrochloride facilitates the absorption in the gastrointestinal tract. Supadox™ 50 works effectively against Doxycycline sensitive pathogens.

The withdrawal time of Supadox™ 50 is 5 days for both in-feed and in-water application.

SUPADOX™50 is available in 500 g containers and 25 kg bags.

Buzz Off
BUZZ OFF™ fly repellent is an effective gel and spray-on fly repellent for horses for protection against house flies.

Directions for use:

Shake well before use

  • It is recommended that rubber gloves are worn during application.
  • Brush animals to remove excess dirt and dust.
  • Apply to areas where flies accumulate, with special attention to legs, shoulders, shanks, neck and ears.
  • Can be sprayed or wiped on.
  • Dampen a sponge or a soft cloth with BUZZ OFF™
  • Rub over horse avoiding the eyes.
  • Repeat as necessary.



  • Poisonous by contact, swallowing and inhalation.
  • Avoid direct contact with the eyes.
  • Do not use on broken skin or wounds.
  • If any irritation occurs, rinse thoroughly with water and discontinue use.
  • Toxic to bees, fish and reptiles.
  • Do not use on cats.
  • Keep out of reach of children and uninformed persons.

Although this remedy has been extensively tested under a large variety of conditions, failure thereof may be a result of wide ranging causes. If this is suspected, seek veterinary advice and contact the registration holder.


BUZZ OFF™ contains Cypermethrin, Citronella oil & Essential herbal extracts.


  • Avoid inhaling spray mist.
  • Wash hands thoroughly after use.
  • Avoid contamination of food, food utensils, grazing, drinking water, rivers dams etc.

It is available in a 750 ml, 5 litre spray, and a 500g gel.