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post #11 of 15 Old 06-28-2012, 09:52 PM
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What is sweet itch?
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post #12 of 15 Old 06-29-2012, 06:47 PM
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Think of it as severe heat rash or hives. It's actually an allergic reaction to bug bites. Usually the summer midges or "no-see-ums". Not even just the bite but the saliva from the little buggers. It can be very mild or horribly severe. I was told that it can progress worse and worse each summer as the horse ages. Not sure I ever understood why
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post #13 of 15 Old 06-29-2012, 08:50 PM
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I never heard of it. Thanks for that. Is it only in the mid. West?
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post #14 of 15 Old 06-29-2012, 09:01 PM
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I never heard of it. Thanks for that. Is it only in the mid. West?
No. Anywhere! Although humidity can make it worse, anywhere summer exists.
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post #15 of 15 Old 07-01-2012, 04:13 PM
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Just yesterday I was reading that organc Flowers of Sulphur works, maybe available at your local pharmacy. Google it to see how to apply.
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