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    Default Sweet Itch - Herbal Remedies

    As the title......has anyone tried herbal remedies for sweet itch? Do they Work? Anyone got any feed-back on (a) Global Herbs and (b) Silver Lining Herbs? Would love to hear from you!

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    Default Re: Sweet Itch - Herbal Remedies

    I havnt tried global herbs with sweet itch but ive used some of their other suppliments for different problems and theyve always been fairly reliable... its a good make My mates pony suffered with sweet itch and she just smothered the effected areas with camrosa gell daily and it helped alot, hope this helps

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    Thanks, I know Global are good for other problems. Our pony in question is on loan to the farmer's daughter where we keep our other horses and they seem to accept that she has sweet itch in the summer and just ignore the problem but we'd like to try and treat her now that Benyl Benzoate is just about unobtainable via chemists........unless anyone out there knows otherwise........Boett blankets are good (used one in the past) but don't they'd want to be bothered with one!

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    Default Re: Sweet Itch - Herbal Remedies

    Ok so we have a little old mare on our yard that suffers from terrible sweet itch almost all year round, nd the rugs are fantastic but an old irish man i met at hickstead told me to feed her marmite to help it its something to do with the vitamin B in it, so every morining last summer before i put her out i gave her half a slice of bread smothered in marmite and it worked!! she's been on the yard 10 years and its the best shes ever been, so if you think your horse will eat it try that

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    Default Re: Sweet Itch - Herbal Remedies

    Oh, my God! That's certainly worth a try!

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    Default Re: Sweet Itch - Herbal Remedies

    Iwas very dubious when he told me, but her owner was willing to give anything ago, we are so pleased we did now

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    Default Re: Sweet Itch - Herbal Remedies

    We have found that avoiding any sort of sugar/mollasses in the diet also helps (wonder if those who 1st called it sweetitch knew something)
    "Don't LET him do that"

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    skratch from golbal herbs is very good as well as d+d itch free!

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    Default Re: Sweet Itch - Herbal Remedies

    As an owner of a severe sweet itch sufferer I'm not sure I'd be able to accept that the loaner's of my horse couldn't be 'bothered' with a sweet itch rug!! They are invaluable in treating sweet itch IMO.
    However, Marmite does help and so does adding Brewers Yeast (I think Gold Label do it) to the feed.

    I manage mine using a rug and a fly spray recipe using Avon Skin so Soft bath oil (as seen in Stable Yard Forum on here.

    btw...would still love some info on Benji or his previous owner if you wouldn't mind popping it in a PM ....ppppllllllleeeeeeeaaaaassssseeee

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    Default Re: Sweet Itch - Herbal Remedies

    http://www.rockenhayne.com/page2.html

    These people arranged for a saddlery to post some of their product out to me because i dont have a stockist near me. I was recommended it by a friend and its made a huge difference. Its called itch ease, contains herbs and brewers yeast. Its loads cheaper than other supplements and it works for me!

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