Lately Starlite has been REALLY itchy, I'll be leading her and she'll have to stop to bite her sides or back, when I'm grooming her she tries to reach back to itch and I see her do it when she's turned out. When I take her out of her stall you can see marks all over her sides where she's been scratching herself.
Any idea WHY?
She ripped half of her mane out in summer, but I think that was just from sticking her head through the fence to eat grass. We thought that might have been sweet itch but it really just seemed like she wanted the grass outside the fence.
She's been blanketed all winter and we've just started leaving the blankets off. She's stalled in sawdust (has been for months) and we just started adding some wood shavings to her stall but she was itchy before that.
I put her on a sweet feed (Blueseal Rider) for the winter for some extra pounds and I've been weaning her off it since it's getting warm, but I was looking things up about her itch and read a few people had problems with sweet feed causing itching so I was wondering if maybe that could be it?