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  1. Horse Health
    We adopted a 30+-year-old Arab a couple of summers ago and boy are we getting an education on Sweet Itch - so I'm sharing what I've learned thus far: My elderly Arab is being eaten alive by midges and gnats. It is the midge bite that is the root of the problem. Some horses, especially old ones...
  2. Horse Health
    I have viewed a pony today that is perfect in every way for what I want. He does however have cushings disease which he takes half a tablet a day for. The seller says it is only mild and he doesn't need restricted grazing etc. He is up for £600 but I think this may be too much for an 18 year old...
  3. Horse Health
    My horse has had these tiny bumps all over him off and on. The vet said they were ant bites but they come and go semi-often (1-2 times a week). Now he has this dry sore spots that are flaky under his armpits and chest. I was told it was sweet itch. Its swollen under one armpit more than the...
  4. Horse Health
    Does anyone have any hints and tips for someone dealing with a horse who has just been diagnosed with sweet itch? She's coming up in large lumps as a result of insect bites, and rubbing her belly raw. She has a full body suit on the way also. Anyone else had any successful ways of dealing...
  5. Horse Health
    Ok so I have a 14.2 new forest gelding who just turned 10. He has never had sweet itch before but since moving to a new yard he seems to have developed it whenever you bring him in he is constantly scratching he now has a bald patch on his tail which he continues to scratch and makes it bleed. I...
  6. Horse Health
    As part of my dissertation in my second year of college i am looking into affecting factors of sweet itch. i would be very grateful if owners with horses/ponies suffering from sweet itch could take the time to fill this out for me. 1. What gender is your horse? 2. What age is your horse? 3. At...
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