05-10-2007, 03:24 PM
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With sweet itch you are lucky to be in the Uk!
There is currently a vaccine being trialed in the Uk with some success, you can actually subscribe your horse to the trial if you want (the more that do the better). Typically I can't find any contact info at the moment as although an advert has been put in several horse & country mags the one I have to hand does not have it!!! (grrrr).
There are also various supplements on the market which you can buy such as the Sweet Itch Lotion from Dermoline to apply externally or edible supps. Such as Skratch from Global Herbs. You can also buy loads and loads of rugs, the most famous being the Boett Blanket although there are many others on sale.
They say that prevention is the best cure so you want to be taking action straight away before she shows signs otherwise it is very much an uphill battle.