Does your horse have the itch?
Sweet itch symptoms are an itchy, flaky skin condition causing the horse to rub. This can easily lead to bacterial and fungal infections.
Summer itching in horses, known as Sweet Itch or Queensland Itch, is a major cause of suffering in horses and also incredibly frustrating for horse owners to deal with. It is a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune and digestive systems caused by a long term mineral imbalance and a gut problem. It therefore has to be treated as an auto-immune disorder to be dealt with effectively, whilst topical applications can help relieve symptoms of itchiness.
Horses suffer most during the waves of high insect activity, so I find it also tends to coincide with times of agricultural crop spraying. Exposure to harmful pesticides and insecticides further weaken the immune system, with the liver being overloaded attempting to rid the body of these chemicals.
Imagine being able to help your horse heal their body naturally. VetCur does just that by providing essential nutrition the body requires to heal itself from the inside out. No chemicals, no genetically modified organisms (GMOs), just natural herbs that nature would have provided in the animal’s natural habitat.
VetCur recommend that the horse is supplemented over winter for 3 to 4 months, when exposure to the insect biting is minimal. During this period the horse’s digestive and immune systems can be rebalanced.
The recommended treatment period is:
· 1 winter for a horse under 10 years old,
· 2 winters for a horse aged 10 to 20 years old, and
· 3 winters for a horse aged over 20 years.
The feed supplements can also be used during periods of high insect activity, as necessary.
The horse is a browsing herbivor, therefore herbs, nuts, bark, roots, shoots, leafs, fruits, mosses play an essential role in a balanced feeding.
ImVet is a balanced and nourishing supplement for your horse.
Organic canola oil, dandelion, horsetail, nettle, plantain, saxi- frage, milk thistle, hawthorn, gentian, cone flower, heartsease, golden rod, sorrel, turmeric, burdock, sarsaparilla.
DiVet is a balanced and nourishing supplement for the digestive tract.
Organic canola oil, yarrow, angelica, alfalfa, dandelion, gentian, licorice, burdock, bilberry, star grass, knotweed, rhubarb, walnut, cutweed, ginger grass, basswood.
Feeding instructions for DiVet and ImVet supplements:
Horse: 2 table spoons (30 ml (cc)) a day administered in the feed
Pony: 1 table spoon (15 ml (cc)) a day administered in the feed
The cost of the supplements is:
500ml DiVet (16 days supply for average 500kg horse) 40 euros
500ml ImVet (16 days supply for average 500kg horse) 40 euros
7.5kg ViVet vitamins and minerals (53 days supply for average 500kg horse) 52 euros
Larger sizes are also available. Please enquire for prices.
The Cur1 fly repel and skin healing spray is also recommended, used once a day:
500ml Cur1 28 euros
After 4 weeks treatment with the VetCur products during springtime there was approx 80% reduction in symptoms and no fly rug had been used during that period!
Tail hair regrowth
Skin healing and forelock regrowth
Fewer signs of itchy skin