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Sweet Itch Cause and Culprits

causes of sweet itch

Sweet Itch is an allergic reaction and therefore an immune system problem. Unfortunately these are notoriously complicated and difficult to deal with. The disease is a delayed hypersensitivity to insect bites and results from an over-vigorous response by the animal’s immune system. In the process of repelling invading insect saliva (which actually contains harmless protein) […]

The Symptoms of Sweet Itch

sweet itch symptoms

Sweet Itch, or Summer Seasonal Recurrent Dermatitis (SSRD), is a problem that affects thousands of horses, ponies and donkeys in many countries of the world to a greater or lesser degree. Virtually all breeds and types of ponies and horses can be affected, from tiny Shetland ponies to heavyweight draught horses, although the condition is […]