Restoring the Skin's Natural Defenses
Published May 22, 2018
Sweet Itch is a debilitating condition for horses which has always been difficult to treat. Until now, treatments have been limited to managing the symptoms instead of dealing with the cause. When electrolyte salts present in a horse’s normal perspiration are correctly balanced, the horse has a natural defense against bacteria, fungus, and skin microbes.
Sweet itch and other skin conditions can develop when that delicate electrolyte balance is compromised, which often happens. Feeding more electrolytes simply can’t restore this critical balance but, when the horse’s own electrolytes are precisely balanced to work correctly, many such conditions will disappear. Equiwinner does that!
Olympic Peninsula Equine Network (OPEN) in Western Washington State, was struggling with sweet itch in some of their rescue horses. After trying Equiwinner treatments on two of these horses, they couldn’t believe the results because everything else they tried before didn’t work well. The 10-day treatment was easy and the horses’ coats healed quickly. They also noticed that the midges were less interested in the horses. One of the horses needed a second treatment, but the initial results have lasted through the winter and into spring.
Sienna, a 15 year old registered Morgan mare, arrived at OPEN in August 2017 and was eaten and rubbed with no mane and very little tail because she was mutilating herself scratching. She was unhappy and unadoptable!
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Until now, the most effective strategy for avoiding sweet itch was preventing contact with the insects. The future looks better. Equiwinner will restore the horse’s natural defense system, the electrolyte salts in perspiration. A 10-day treatment is cheaper than good fly sheets and masks and your horse will prefer being healthy and naked.
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