(Not So) Sweet Itch


Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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6 Responses

  1. Debbie Tuller says:

    I live in the Phoenix valley area in Az. My gelding has been itching his whole body for 1 year, but hasn’t rubbed anything raw or gotten scabs. He spends most of his day scratching. I have tried everything I can think of at great expense to help him but no luck. The vet doesn’t seem to have any answers either. Am planning to go back to Turmeric again to see if that helps, but out of ideas otherwise. I am beginning to wonder if it is just a habit with him now………?

    • Don’t think it’s a habit, the it hing is real. My horse has been itching, mainly, on his belly very close to his sheath area & underneath his right hind leg. I was told by a get that, they don’t even have to be constantly bit by these devil’s, once they’ve been bit, it’s in their system according to a vet. I’ve read some people actually give their horse up to 42 Benadryl a day: 22 in the a.m. & 22 in the p.m. People have said it works, or helps without very many saying it made their horse drowsy, only 1 individual said it caused their sleepy.

  2. Georgia Cheshire says:

    I tried everything for several years.Took to university clinic no results. My horse total miserable couldn’t be ridden. Continued to search. I came across Daily Gold a bentonite clay with minerals. Already summer and no signs of itching no rubbing.

    • Casie says:

      Bentonite clay has detoxing properties, so that makes sense. Thanks for sharing!

    • Georgia, PLEASE, where did you find this Daily Gold? I’ve tried SO MANY products that say they guarantee will stop itching but they don’t They only thing that apparently does work to relieve the itching is steroids which certainly has it’s side effects.

  3. Monica says:

    A different type of fly spray formula finally make the difference for my gelding. It is called Eco-Vet and it stays effective for up to 2 days. Right now in July I am spraying daily, focusing on the midline of the belly where the midges like to bite. It doesn’t contain pesticide chemicals, rather it is a combination of three fatty acids that cause flies/midges to become disoriented!
    Additionally, I am feeding all the nutritional support as well- balanced minerals zinc, copper, selenium, salt; spirulina, ground flax.
    I heard about EcoVet on a horse health discussion board and so glad I did!

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