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post #1 of 2 Old 02-24-2012, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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sweet itch rug or no rug?


Antoine my horse has violent sweet itch. When I 1st bought him his tail was bold. It is now growing back. As Spring is coming I now rub some sweet itch insecticide in his mane and tail every night. I will also give him some yeats extract every week. I think of buying a sweet itch rug, but it is 179 GBP so if it can wait until April it is best. Can I expect preserving his tail with insecticide in his hair and yeast extract 1ce a week, or do I have to go for the rug? Antoine will always be the most beautiful in the world but sweet itch is itchy and also I would like him to be graded this autumn as he is a stallion and can produce more little foals with light brown eyes and a bucking dappled croup like his...

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post #2 of 2 Old 02-24-2012, 07:30 PM
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I rug/blanket, but I didn't pay a fraction of the price you are considering paying for a rug.

Here's some links that might help you.

Mio Fly rug, Equestrian Equipment Robinsons UK

I personally like ones like this that have the under belly cover as well as the tail cover.

Mark Todd Fly Ultra Rug | Fly and Sweet-Itch | Horse Rugs | Anything Equine

There are many many more available under 50 pounds (no symbol on my US keyboard).
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