Equine Summer Eczema/ Horse Sweet Itch &
Dr. Reilly is the “Ask The Vet” expert on Equine Summer Eczema/Horse Sweet Itch for the AAEP.
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Equine Summer Itch, Horse Sweet Itch, Equine Sweet Itch, Equine Summer Eczema have a new, top-rated treatment using USDA-certified organics for all breeds. FEI/USEF OK.
The Picture above is the Oral Supplement.
Only about 1 tablespoon a day – Tastes Great!
Nickname: Equine Sweet Itch (England), Equine Summer Itch (USA), Equine Queensland Itch (Australia)
Hairless, reddened, encrusted, itchy areas on the base of the tail, midline of the belly, mane, and head. The itchy skin can cause further problems due to the horse rubbing the area on fences/stalls to the point of breaking off hair and increasing the size of scabbed/damaged areas. Secondary bacteria can invade damaged skin. Horse can be so uncomfortable that riding is limited or eliminated.
Insect hypersensitivity reactions are documented as the most common allergic reaction
of horses and Equine Summer Eczema/Horse Sweet Itch (SE) falls in this category. Horse Sweet Itch is recognized as the #1 cause of mane and tail rubbing in research and is the #1 hypersensitivity reaction in the horse
The cause is a gnat called Culicoides with nicknames of “biting midge” and “no-see-ums”. They cause a painful bite, and after they bite, suck blood from the area. They are called “no-see-ums” because they are only the size of a period at the end of a sentence. You feel a bite but you can’t tell what from.Their saliva has foreign proteins containing antigens which set off a reaction in the horse’s skin in six to twenty-four hours after a bite. The reaction causes the redness and itchy condition. Only a few horses in a herd are usually affected because it is an allergic condition, and the conditions not contagious. A horse with affected skin will not transmit it to another horse or person. There is a genetic component to Horse Sweet Itch – offspring of affected horses are more prone to have Horse Sweet Itch.
||1) USDA Certified Organic Herbs:
||Proprietary herbal blend exclusive to Equine Summer Eczema Oral Supplement containing: Marshmallow, Lemon Peel, Celery Salt, Blue-Green Algae, Ginger, Rose Hip, Kelp, Raspberry, Dandelion, Sage, Willow, and Nutmeg.
|2) Your Choice of Orginal Molasses or Sugar-Free Apple Flavor
|You list the products, so what makes Equine Summer Eczema/Horse Sweet Itch Oral Supplement a proprietary blend?
|The amount of each herb, the part of the plant used to make the herb, and the blending process make Equine Summer Eczema Oral Supplement unique. Hundreds of horses have shown great results in field studies
How to Stop an Active Case of Equine Summer Eczema/Horse Sweet Itch
4 Things You Need To Order:
Goal: To heal the damaged skin and stop further episodes.
STOP AN ACTIVE CASE
1. Horse Sweet Itch/SE Oral Supplement Start SE Oral Supplement twice a day in feed. This supplement has USDA certified organic herbs shown to soothe the reaction of the Culicoides bite. The herbs will decrease inflammation to allow healing and stop the itch. Multiple horses have received thousands of doses from all over the United States with great results. SE Oral Supplement is USEF and FEI ok to show on. A reusable plastic cup accurately and easily measures the right amount (20cc) of a very small volume of liquid to pour onto the feed. The herbs are mixed with an all natural molasses which is great tasting to your horse. (Medication Dosage: 20cc in AM, 20cc in PM. One bottle lasts 24 days.)
No Laminitis Issues
- No Steroid Shots Needed
- No Azium Powder Packs Needed
- No Allergy Shots
2. Map Shampoo
area to remove crusts and bacterial debris. Map Shampoo is all natural
and gently aids in healing. Use it three days in a row and then two times a week until skin is healed. You will only need one bottle to treat a horse. After using just one bottle, you will go back to your normal shampoo and bathe two days a week still to remove urine attraction. *Required in Active Cases.
3. Quadrabiotic Enzyme Ointment
After removing the crusts with Map Shampoo, dry the area, and massage in a small amount of this special ointment to sooth the red area, combating secondary bacterial infections, and stopping the itch. You will only need one jar to treat a horse. *Required in Acute Cases
4. RK Topical Horse Fly Spray™
Apply RK Topical Horse Fly Spray twice a day.
Once at dusk when Culicoides come out and once in the morning to stop other insects from attacking damaged skin. Go to the RK Topical Horse Fly Spray section to learn more about this unique and powerful spray to repel and kill Culicoides, Ticks, Mosquitoes, and Flies. ***This Horse Fly Spray is crucial in healing the skin. You need to stop the cause (Culicoides Gnat) to allow the skin to heal.
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HOW TO AVOID AN OUTBREAK OF SUMMER ECZEMA/HORSE SWEET ITCH
2 Things Need to Order:
1. Horse Sweet Itch/SE Oral Supplement Only need to give once a day in feed. In states with constant warm weather (California, Florida….) need to use year round. In states with a cold winter, start April 1st and go until mid-November. (Medication dose is 20cc once a day and a bottle will last 48 days.)
2. RK Topical Horse Fly Spray Apply twice a day. Need 2 bottles a month to apply 2 times a day for 30 days.
Fans – blow Culicoides physically away from the horse.
Daytime Turnout Culicoides feed at night. Be in a stall with a fan at night, or reapply RK Spray at dusk if outside continuously.
Remove standing water areas on farm. They live/breed in stagnate water so if removed, will cut down on population. They do not live in streams.
Omega Oils added to feed. – A Canadian study shows it helps to decrease itchy skin. Best economic source – Wheat Germ Oil. (Not Wheat Germ Oil Blend that has corn oil added). Squirt 30 cc into your horse’s mouth once a day. It only costs $.25. Flax Seed Oil is another excellent source, but expensive. A great alternative is four (4) tablespoons of ground flax seed in the feed once a day.
Deworming for Skin
internal parasites rob your horse’s immune system. We recommend giving one (1) tube of Equimax dewormer once a week for FOUR (4) WEEKS IN A ROW. This really can help your horse be at its best to protect the skin. Also, in case they have Equine Summer Eczema/Horse Sweet Itch and Onchocerca together, this helps both. Black flies can transmit a Onchocerca live larvae onto the skin and they burrow under the skin creating itching.
Give your horse a bath
with your regular shampoo (even Dawn dish soap works) two to three times a week. Any soap can help in prevention.
Why? Horse urine attracts flies over thirty times greater than other large animals. You can cut down on exposure by removing the attraction. Also hose your horse off after rides. Once dried off, apply RK Topical Horse Fly Spray™.
Allergy Shots - A study out of Florida shows NO SUCCESS.
Special Expensive Blankets – You will NOT NEED.
Equine Summer Eczema/Horse Sweet Itch Oral Supplement is to help maintain horse health and is part of a comprehensive program. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
*Not sold in any tack shop.
*Not sold in any catalog.