Summer eczema in horses is a seasonal, annually recurring itch that goes hand in hand with dermatitis (inflammation of the skin). This inflammation of the skin is caused by an allergic reaction to the saliva of certain biting midges, Culicoides, who are primarily active around sunrise and sunset during the warmer months. This reaction causes a constant itch at the mane, base of the tail, head, and ears, which results in chafing. When scratching, horses can injure themselves, which could lead to secondary bacterial infections.
CavalorSwItch works on many levels. It masks the horse’s body chemistry so that the mosquitoes are kept at a distance, which is an important step in the prevention of sweet itch. Other, hydrating and nourishing ingredients, will take care of wounded and itchy skin.