Sweet-itch: products for treatment and protection

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Looking for sweet itch products for protection and treatment to help your horse or pony this spring and summer? Then this product feature is for you. Consistency is the key when treating sweet itch, and persistence in keeping the horse covered up will help prevent the condition. Whether it’s a new rug, supplement, lotion, or management routine, each horse owner should know it’s an all-in problem to resolve. This article contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on a link and purchase a product, we may earn a…

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Sweet Itch in horses: causes, treatment and prevention

Image of a horse in a sweet itch rug including face mask for Sweet Itch in Horses article on Everything Horse

Sweet itch, also known as Summer Seasonal Recurrent Dermatitis or Culicoides Hypersensitivity, is a prevalent skin condition in horses caused by allergic reactions to Culicoides midge saliva. The skin’s reaction results in intense and prolonged itching, causing hair loss, skin inflammation and open wounds, significantly impacting a horse’s comfort. It is essential for horse owners to understand its causes and management strategies to alleviate its effects and ensure their equine companions’ well-being. Treating sweet itch may seem like a never-ending battle. Treating the condition early by commencing a suitable treatment…...

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Epworth Confirm Abandonment

FEI Eventing European Championships for Young Riders & Juniors Segerjö (SWE) Segersjö Nane Nikolaus Dehn, GER Photo Copyright © FEI/Roland Thunholm

Due to the intense and persistent rainfall experienced over recent weeks, the Epworth Equestrian event planned for 2nd March 2024 has had to be abandoned. British Eventing (BE) officials made the tough decision following site inspection on 23rd February. The excessive waterlogging deemed that there was no other option but to abandon.  This, the first BE event cancellation of 2024 will invoke the use of the newly launched British Eventing Abandonment Support fund (ASF) for the first time. This fund aims to help out in the event of cancellation/abandonment of equestrian eventing fixtures due to extreme and/or weather conditions and will reimburse members who had already entered the…

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FREE Sweet Itch Management Guide

Sweet Itch Management Guide from the Golden Paste Company

Experts in natural supplements, The Golden Paste Company have created a FREE Sweet Itch Management Guide for horse owners to refer to this spring. Available to download below, the guide forms part of the Sweet Itch busting campaign the company have put together for the season ahead and details helpful management tips and how to treat the debilitating condition using their innovative natural product, TurmerItch. The guide covers: So, whether you are looking at ways to treat sweet-itch, or you know of a friend who is looking for information on…...

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TurmerItch™ for Itching Horses and Dogs

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*Sponsored Post Does your horse or pony suffer from sweet itch?  Sweet Itch in horses is caused by an allergic reaction to the protein in the saliva of female biting midges, this causes the immune system to attack its own cells and leads to the extreme reaction. Along with all the essential management tools you can use to control your horse or pony’s symptoms such as a fly rug and various creams and sprays that are available, have you thought about helping soothe from the inside out?  TurmerItch™ is a skin and…...

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5 Ways To Improve Sweet Itch Management

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*Sponsored Post 5 Ways To Improve Sweet Itch Management Horse Health :: Everything Horse :: Written by Abby Dickinson Sweet Itch causes significant distress and discomfort to our horses, year on year. Taking steps to improve sweet itch management can only boost benefits by minimising the risk and effects the condition inflicts on equines. From wearable fly repellents to strategic fly repellent use, we’ve investigated some great ways to keep on top of the condition! Act early against sweet itch, as prevention is better than cure!   What Is Sweet…...

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Botanica Tried and Tested, a Must for Sweet Itch Sufferers

Botanica review - Beauty with Sweet Itch Scabs summer 2018

Botanica review for horses with sweet itch. Do you have a horse that suffers from sweet itch each year? Are you looking for effective products for the treatment and prevention of this terrible condition? If so, then the following product review from Botanica’s equine care range will be of great interest to you. Made from 100% natural ingredients, Botanica Natural Skin Care offers a range of products suitable for sweet itch, mud fever and other problems. The Trial We trialled two products from the Botanica range on a horse suffering from…...

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