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Summer Itch Relief

Anyone have any suggestions on how to relieve "summer itch" in horses?
The insects have been particularly voracious this year, causing 2 awful
cases of summer itch with my horses.  Both horses have rubbed open sores
in their manes and tails (bald spots, too).  The cause is either a
severe reaction to insect bites and/or migrating gnat larvae
(oncacerca--not sure of the spelling of that one!).

One neighbor had good results using Dexamethasone (again, probably wrong
spelling), but I'm not sure I want to use this on my horses. Oral doses
for 2 months.

Worming with Ivermectin did not result in any relief.


N. Fla.
Tez & Venture

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