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        06-28-2012, 09:52 PM
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    Foal
    What is sweet itch?
         
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        06-29-2012, 06:47 PM
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    Foal
    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
         
        06-29-2012, 08:50 PM
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    Foal
    I never heard of it. Thanks for that. Is it only in the mid. West?
         
        06-29-2012, 09:01 PM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Terre    
    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.
         
        07-01-2012, 04:13 PM
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    Showing
    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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