Sweet Itch Treatments

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Sweet itch is a seasonal allergic reaction to the saliva of midges, small biting flies that are active in the spring and summer. It can cause severe itching, hair loss, and skin sores. There is no cure for sweet itch, but there are a number of treatments that can help to manage the symptoms.

  • Keep your horse away from wet conditions and woodlands.
  • Use a fly rug.
  • Apply insect repellent.
  • Bathe your horse regularly.
  • Give your horse a supplement.

If your horse is suffering badly and teratments do not seem to be helping relieve the symptons of sweet itch, it is important to seek veterinary advice.