Horses Affected by Sweet Itch and other Issues – The Last Ride Arizona
An inflammation of the skin that is the result of an allergic reaction, Horses Affected by Sweet Itch is caused by a biting midge called Culicoides. Also known as Summer Seasonal Recurrent Dermatitis (SSRD), sweet itch is the result of an allergic reaction to the female midge’s saliva. The condition generally causes the horse to become itchy along the back, particularly around the tail and the mane.
Sweet itch typically affects susceptible horses for the first time when they are young. Once they condition has developed, the horse will always have issues with the condition. Therefore, it is important to take steps to control the condition. Read More