Sweet Itch Products for Your Horse’s Protection

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Sweet Itch Products for Your Horse’s Protection

Product Feature :: Everything Horse

Updated 20.04.2020

The battle against sweet itch is a continuous plight for horse owners, year in year out. A condition that comes about from particular types of fly bite, there is sadly no quick fix. There are, however, a selection of sweet itch products which can help treat horses who are already suffering or better still prevent the condition.

Treatment of sweet itch takes consistency. The application of a treatment and keeping the horse adequately shielded will go a long way in reducing the further damage to the skin and ease the horse’s suffering.

Here we take a look at a selection of products that are all worth consideration for the prevention, and treatment of sweet itch.Horseware Rambo Sweetitch Vamoose Hoody

Horseware Rambo Sweet Itch Vamoose

For all-over protection, this rug comes infused with vamoose, a powerful natural insect repellent (synthetic in the form of Permethrin). The 1000D polyester material offers maximum protection from bites and UV rays, without your horse overheating. The material is strong with the Vamoose infusion lasting up to 20 washes. Other benefits include a silky lining (in places) to prevent rubbing and a supersize tail flap. Fittings include belly straps and a three-way front closure. The fly mask is included in the package. A hardwearing full coverage rug you’ll get more than one season out of!

Where to buy:
Available from Naylors at £167.95 in a variety of sizes.


 

 

Sweet Itch Products Feature - Thomas Pettifer Sw'itch
Sweet Itch Products Feature – Thomas Pettifer Sw’itch

Thomas Pettifer Sw’itch

Containing tea tree and rosemary oils, the Thomas Pettifer Sw’itch emulsion acts to soothe existing bites and works to prevent new bites with the addition of neem oil. Contains hydroxynbenzoate.

Where to buy:
Available from VioVet at £11.50 for 500ml.


Sweet Itch Products Feature - Carr & Day & Martin Killitch Sweet Itch Lotion
Sweet Itch Products Feature – Carr & Day & Martin Killitch Sweet Itch Lotion

 

Killitch Sweet Itch lotion

The Killitch Sweet Itch lotion from Carr and Day and Martin contains a highly effective ingredient used to prevent and treat Sweet Itch; Benzyl Benzoate which has been blended with soothing botanicals. Fully licensed and scientifically proven, the lotion proves popular with horse owners who have used the products with 5-star reviews available. Deters Culicoides spp. the midges believed to be responsible for the condition. Advised to use early in spring as a preventative measure.

Where to buy:
Available from VioVet in 500ml or 1lt from £23.99.


Botanica Anti-Itch Cream and Cleansing Wash

Botanica Anti-Itch treatment comes as a cleansing wash and soothing anti-itch cream, that when used together not only treats sweet itch but can prevent it too. Early application is recommended (mid-February) to build a barrier. The cleansing wash contains natural herbal ingredients to soothe the area, with antiseptic properties to clean the skin. The anti-itch cream, an essential part of the product application, helps soothe and moisturise the affected areas.

Where to buy:
Available from Amazon – Cleansing Wash £10.99 300ml and the Anti-Itch Cream £33.95 550ml.

A duo of products that have proven results, as reviewed by our in-house team. To read our tried and tested product review, click here.


 

Sweet Itch Products Feature - Z-itch Sweet Itch for Horses
Sweet Itch Products Feature – Z-itch Sweet Itch for Horses

Z-Itch for Horses

A ready-made pour-on solution for horses that suffer from Sweet-Itch. Specifically designed to target Culicoides. An easy to use formula to rub onto affected areas. Again recommended starting use at the beginning of the season, with continued application once a week. Active ingredient, Permethrin. There are several warnings with this solution, full instructions and precautions should be read before use.

Where to buy:
Available from VioVet at £29.99.


Sweet Itch Products Feature Shires Fine Mesh Fly Mask With Ears and Nose Extension
Sweet Itch Products Feature – Shires Fine Mesh Fly Mask With Ears and Nose Extension

Shires Fine Mesh Fly Mask with Ears

A flexible and strong fly mask from Shires with nose extension for complete coverage. A prominent seller for 2019, the mask is breathable and allows for full vision. Protects against flies, bugs, insects and other unwanted flying pests. Fleece padding, ergonomically shaped and touch close with large velcro straps. Complete with air stream fabric ears.

Where to buy:
Available from Amazon (in blue) at £17.09 in a variety of sizes.

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