We all love the summer
sunshine but unfortunately for some of us this brings the dreaded
Sweetitch is caused by the horses allergic response to
the bites of one of the many species of Culicoides Midge. If this is
not prevented and tackled in time these bites will cause the horse to
itch and rub the areas affected until they are left with raw, sore and
commonly affected areas are the mane and tail but neck, withers, ears
and belly can also be affected.
the key to give as much comfort to the horse at this time of year and
as well as a good quality
Sweetitch rug you can also use Anti Midge products, Benzyl
Benzoate and Brewers Yeast.
Try to get a field with some hills, which will be susceptible to more
breeze, and preferably away from any streams, wet areas and woodland
which are a breeding ground for midges.
Grease, dirt and
dandruff can also attract midges so a regular bath can help.
should if possible, stable the horse at night and if you find they are
getting irritated indoors then fans and fly strips (hanging far enough
away so the horse cant reach them ) can be a great addition to the
The Horseware Ireland
Sweetitch Hoody can be a godsend through the summer and it
has fantastic coverage of the body, giving extra depth for added
It is made with a strong 1000denier Polyester Outer
and has an integrated hood with ear holes and a supersize tail flap
for extra coverage for the tail and bottom.
Sweetitch Hoody has a mane and shoulder liner for
added comfort and to prevent any rubbing. This rug comes complete
with a FREE Fly Mask to match!
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