Sweet Itch - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 11-01-2009, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kent
Posts: 108
• Horses: 7
Sweet Itch

Ive got a horse that suffers really badly with sweet itch. I have never really known anything about it and just wash his mane and tail every week. However this is giving him very bad, sore skin. I brough some cream and this is helping a little. Anyway he rubs his tail until its raw, he has sores on his bum bigger than a tennis ball!! I apply wound powder to them, but that gives him big bits of hard skin falling off. This is really affecting my showing and really need some advice.
sophie123 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 11-02-2009, 09:51 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cheltenham, England
Posts: 47
• Horses: 2
Hi, I understand it is an auto-immune reaction to an insect bite

Take a read of this as it says it all. Sweet itch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I'd be inclined to rug to stop the insects getting to the infection site as a first measure.
Stencilbum is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 11-25-2009, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kent
Posts: 108
• Horses: 7
Thank you just tried the benzl benoate and it worked really well. He is much more comfortable.
sophie123 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sweet Itch waterbuggies Horse Health 4 11-29-2009 10:14 AM
Sweet itch Hilli Horse Health 0 05-02-2009 11:21 AM
sweet itch nldiaz66 Horse Health 2 10-11-2008 08:52 PM
Sweet Itch, what is it? Green Jasper Horse Health 3 09-30-2007 02:51 PM
Sweet itch?? red devil Horse Health 3 05-29-2007 05:27 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome