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post #1 of 13 Old 04-25-2007, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 13 Old 04-27-2007, 11:23 PM
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i've never herd of queenland itch? what are the symptoms?
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post #3 of 13 Old 04-28-2007, 11:14 AM
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I've never heard of that either
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post #4 of 13 Old 05-05-2007, 09:26 AM
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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.
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post #5 of 13 Old 05-10-2007, 04:42 AM Thread Starter
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thank you for both the explanation to the other people and the helpful hints. I wasn't sure how to explain it!
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post #6 of 13 Old 08-09-2007, 04:12 AM
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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!
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post #7 of 13 Old 08-09-2007, 06:07 AM
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normaly the queensland itch is caused by a sandfly (Culicoides brevitarsus) and small lumps develop in the skin.

For temporary relief u can use calamine lotion or anti-inflemmatory creams, or non-irritant, oil based compounds may help.
more so if u get the chance of a rainy day then u could use this and when u get a nice warm day then maybe u could wash him with ur stuff that u have hope that this helps a bit
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post #8 of 13 Old 08-10-2007, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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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!
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post #9 of 13 Old 08-13-2007, 09:11 PM
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Its a buggar hey, all i know is that if they get it one they are more prone to get it again

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post #10 of 13 Old 09-20-2007, 11:28 PM
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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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