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Sweet itch - an itchy business

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Sweet itch - an itchy business

Sweet itch is the most common cause of itching in horses leading to hair loss, especially from the mane and tail, with crusting and scab formation. Preventing your horse from developing sweet itch can be challenging, but regular checks and the use of preventative measures can ensure you are one step ahead. Prevention is definitely the name of the game!

Chronic insect bite hypersensitivity
©Prof Derek Knottenbelt

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