Sweet Itch

Particularly active during the summer months (April to October), Sweet Itch or Summer Seasonal Recurrent Dermatitis (SSRD) is a disease of the immune system that affects all breeds and types of horses, ponies and donkeys. Caused initially by an allergic reaction to midge bites, the clinical signs of this distressing disease include intense itching, weeping skin sores and hair loss. Read more in this comprehensive leaflet.

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