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  • How to get rid of queensland itch

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    04-25-2007, 06:39 AM
Qeensland itch

My pony has Queensland itch and its no drama because I have stuff to heal it straight away but its getting colder and its a wash off formula... should he be okay if I just do the sections of the Queensland itch and rub him down?
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    04-28-2007, 12:23 AM
I've never herd of queenland itch? What are the symptoms?
    04-28-2007, 12:14 PM
I've never heard of that either
    05-05-2007, 10:26 AM
It's sweet itch for ~*Hunter_Gurlie*~ and KANSAS_TWISTER. It should be ok just towel dry the sections as you wash them and use a cooler.
    05-10-2007, 05:42 AM
Thank you for both the explanation to the other people and the helpful hints. I wasn't sure how to explain it!
    08-09-2007, 05:12 AM
Ive had great success with feeding 1-1 1/2 cups of ground flax seed in my colts daily rations to curb the effect of summer itch/queensland itch (technical name is "cullicoides sensitivity")....the suggestion is that the added omega 3 fatty acids reduce the allergic response to the biting flies...either way....he isnt itchy and the added oils make him slick and shiny!
    08-09-2007, 07:07 AM
Normaly the queensland itch is caused by a sandfly (Culicoides brevitarsus) and small lumps develop in the skin.

For temporary relief you can use calamine lotion or anti-inflemmatory creams, or non-irritant, oil based compounds may help.
More so if you get the chance of a rainy day then you could use this and when you get a nice warm day then maybe you could wash him with ur stuff that you have hope that this helps a bit
    08-10-2007, 04:59 AM
Thank you.. Eventually his back got better so now we are back into the riding. And god after that break he has got fat! I think it was our long awaited rains and the coconut oil that we put on his back that helped thank you all so much!
    08-13-2007, 10:11 PM
Its a buggar hey, all I know is that if they get it one they are more prone to get it again
    09-21-2007, 12:28 AM
I had a mare with qld itch once and we used an oil or something that we got from saddleworld. The oil was a special mix for qld itch that relieves itching and hepls get rid of the itch. And you don't have to wash it out.

There are several other remidies that don't require washing out as well so you could consider them.

But if you do want to continue using what you have it should be fine as long as you make sure he is well dried.

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