QI Ease 2.5kg
Skin care products are the most common form of addressing the itch, but research has lead savvy horse owners to dig deeper and get to the bottom of the problem rather than just sustain a bandaid approach only.
Why is my horse itchy? Popular causes of equine itch are: QLD Itch (an allergic reaction to the saliva of midge bites), acariasis (mite infestation) - Psoroptic and Sarcoptic mites (mane and tail mites that burrow into the skin to breed), Neck Parasitic Filarial Worms and allergic reactions to environmental factors such as grasses, dust and feed sources. Psoroptic & Sarcoptic mites burrow under the skin to lay their eggs causing intense itch. Usually found in the tail, mane, ears and forelock areas.
Symptoms of QLD Itch QLD Itch horses rub and bite intensely at themselves. Prolonged rubbing and biting may result in hair loss and damage to the skin such as bleeding and secondary bacterial infections. You may notice a companion horse under the same conditions yet he does not exhibit the same excessive rubbing or self mutilating behaviors. This is due to an exaggerated and imbalanced immune system response that doesn’t occur in a normal horse. QLD Itch also known as 'Sweet Itch' is an allergic response to proteins in the saliva the midge inserts when it feeds, resulting in the skin becoming inflamed all over the body. Owners of these itchy horse note that although the most biting occurs over the top line their horse will rub more so wherever it can access easily (the areas not protected by rugs such as the face or tail area).
One product that contains a blend of organic zinc, amino acid and yeast extracts to address the above key issues typical of an itchy horse is QI Ease developed, trialed and tested by Wattlelane Stables.
When QI Ease is fed in conjunction with sensible rugging practices and applying sparingly QI Gold Serum every 3-4 days or as required, users have unanimously commented on the dramatic improvement in their horses with classic QLD Itch in as little as 2 weeks. Cod liver oil at 1 Tbsp per day provides the closet balanced ratio of Omega 3 to 6 in a natural form. Omega 3 is a well known supplement for itchy horses suffering immune systems imbalances.
Researchers from Michigan State University and East Carolina University found that feeding fish oil high in the omega-3 fatty acid compound DHA (docosahexanoic acid) seemed to boost activity of a white blood cell called a B cell, a vital part of the body's immune response. And because of the particular way the DHA-rich fish oil worked in the research on mice, the researchers noted the finding could have special applications for animals with compromised immune systems.
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