My mare gets sweet itch every year around this time, and usually its not severe enough to do much more than wash it with head and shoulders. The hair on the base of her tail thins slightly, but not much more. This year, however, it's really bad. I've been washing it, but its not getting better. I bought some itch relief shampoo for dogs, hoping it will work. Anyone know any good ways to heal it? I wanna try hot spot spray (I work at petsmart, so I have access to this stuff lol) or oatmeal shampoo if the medicated shampoo doesn't work. The only tack store around is pretty far away, and I'm not even sure they have stuff for sweet itch, so I'm trying to find other alternatives.