My situation is this: My 13hh companion pony is suffering terrible sweet itch and is completely miserable with it. When we got her we didnt know she had it and she's too big a part of our family for us to give her away (even though she is costing more than my 15.2hh ridden horse!)
She is currently fed cavalesse, fly rugged and soaked in a strong fly spray every day however she's still itching. (she was on steroids last year too but with little success)
A boet rug (the ones specially for sweet itch which are also expensive) is out of the question for us as she is way to playfull and we currently go through 2-3 good quality rugs each summer as she just shreds them!
If anyone has any little tips or just anything that may help i'd love to hear for you as it breaks my heart to see her looking so sad!
Thanks for your time reading this-Leanne.