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Equine Sweet Itch Solution

Sweet Itch can be a major problem for all horse, pony and donkey owners.  Just as the climbing temperatures mark an end to winter, and owners want their animals to be able to enjoy the sunshine of Spring, the blight of sweet itch conspires to make this a wretched time of year.

As every horse owner will know, sweet itch is primarily caused by bites from the Culicoides midge and the Simulium Equinum  black fly.  The insect saliva left from these bites can induce an allergic reaction and prompt an autoimmune response that leads to hypersensitivity.  Consequently, your horse will experience intense itchiness and will constantly rub themselves against any hard objects in their vicinity.

Left untreated, your horse may become agitated and unsettled. Continual pacing, unceasing swishing of the tail, frequent shaking of the head and, of course, the need to rub themselves are all commonly displayed symptoms of an unhappy animal.

Scuffed manes, bald patches on the body, dry flaky skin, thickening of skin, skin lesions and open wounds can all result from the hypersensitive condition that Sweet Itch provokes.

Naturally, preventing the insect bites in the first place is the best defence against sweet itch, but this is not always possible.  This is where Horse Shield can help you.

Horse Shield is the equine equivalent of Derma Shield.  As such, it is clinically and laboratory tested to aid healing and contains all the essential ingredients for moisturising and maintaining healthy equine skin.

For horse owners who suffer from dry, cracked skin Derma Shield has a solution for you as well.  See our Dry Skin and Cracked Skin information pages. 

As one user said

"I started using Horse Shield on my cob this year as he suffers badly with sweet itch and I was desperate to try anything to try and relieve his condition. I am amazed at the results.

I normally use Benzyl Benzoate or Kill Itch on him and I found that although these are very good my hands are left very dry when applying them, and also when it rains it washes off and we have to start all over again.This year due to the weather he has been particularly bad and had scabs on his neck and flank. He also started losing his mane and tail.

I started using Horse Shield in conjunction with the normal Benzyl Benzoate. His sores have cleared and  I am using much less Benzyl as I haven't had to reapply as much.

Another thing I have noticed is that my hands haven't dried out which is something that has occurred in the past when using the Benzyl.

I recommended Horse Shield to a friend of mine who has a shetland with severe sweet itch. After about 2 weeks she found that her scabs had cleared and we now apply it regularly to make sure they do not come back.”

G T  (Torfaen)

How Horse Shield can help with your Equine Sweet Itch treatment routine

Silky smooth formulation makes it quicker and easier to apply to your horse's skin.

Eases itchiness and helps protect against external irritants to aid faster skin healing.

Provides extra protection for open wounds and skin lesions and helps prevent secondary infections.

Remains effective for up to 5 hours regardless of weather conditions.

Want to prove to yourself how effective Horse Shield is?

We’re so confident in the unique way in which Horse Shield works that we urge new customers to try it without any financial risk. We are the only company in the equine skincare industry that has the confidence to offer this.

Invest with confidence! With our unique Horse Shield 90 Day Money Back Guarantee  you can quickly prove to yourself that Horse Shield will solve your equine Sweet Itch skincare concerns!

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Horse Shield - Your solution to equine Sweet Itch skin care



If you would like further details then read our Sweet Itch information page

Sweet Itch skin damage on horse

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"I have very bad dermatitis around my ankles which weeps and it is difficult to treat because of bad circulation in my legs. Since using Derma Shield over the last 2 weeks, my skin is now beginning to improve and is not weeping at all. I am ordering some more as I do not want to run out of it." J Y (Devon)

"I have been using your product for some time via an agency and am now buying it direct from yourselves. I just wanted to let you know that it has been an enormous help to both my children. It has been wonderful in preventing nappy rash but the biggest benefit has been to my 15 month old son who suffers quite badly from Eczema." J M (Warwickshire)

"I use Derma Shield in my daily work as a delivery driver, as I handle tyres all day. This product is very good, I also find that even when my hands get wet this does not remove Derma Shield and still gives me protection, unlike others which are removed when in constant contact with water." W E H (Hartlepool)