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Sweet itch - an itchy business Owner Factsheet

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!

Image: Dermatitis: hypersensitivity - chronic (insect bites)
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What causes sweet itch?

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How do I know if my horse has sweet itch?

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How will my vet confirm my horse has sweet itch?

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Can my horse be treated for sweet itch?

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Will my horse recover?

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What else do I need to know?

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