THE CAUSE OF QUEENSLAND (SWEET) ITCH
Queensland (Sweet) Itch is a skin irritation caused by an imbalanced response from the immune system. The allergic response (itch) is due to the proteins in the saliva of midges. This results in inflammation and irritates the horse’s skin/coat.
HOW TO HELP PREVENT QUEENSLAND ITCH?
To help reduce the irritation and inflammatory response naturally, the correct nutrient intake can have a great impact on prevention. This can work well in conjunction with fly-sheets to limit the insect bites and reducing the insect exposure in the environment. However, all horses should be treated as individuals.
SUITABLE NATURAL SUPPLEMENT FOR QUEENSLAND ITCH
CEN Gold is a source of Omega 3 and helps reduce inflammation and assists the immune system. The formulation activates the NRF-2 pathway to help the body heal itself and also inhibits the COX-2 enzyme to help provide pain and inflammation relief.
WHY CEN GOLD CAN HELP WITH QLD ITCH?
Organic Turmeric can help in reducing inflammation and pain without the side effects.
Rosehip contains bioflavonoids which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.
STABILISED LINSEED MEAL
Linseed Meal contains Omega 3 that promotes anti-inflammatory conditions that can relieve symptoms of sweet itch.
“My bloke was rubbing his dock raw. He is half friesian and they are renowned for being itchy. I started him on the GOLD supplement and he has stopped! He was already on XtraBalance and Oil hence the amazing black winter coat. Get your itchy horses on GOLD. ”