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Z-Itch Pour On Solution for Horses and Donkeys


A ready to use pour-on solution used to help control sweet itch in horses and donkeys

Once weekly should be sufficient for most horses.

Contains permethrin 40mg/ml.

Legal Category: AVM-GSL.

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A ready to use, pour-on solution. This product may be used as an aid in the control of sweet itch especially for the control of the biting insect culicoides spp. Treatment should be started at the beginning of the sweet itch season and repeated as necessary.

Sweet itch makes the lives of many horses and ponies miserable each ‘Sweet Itch season’. It can’t be cured, but sweet itch can be managed through correct care and effective, using products like Z-itch Pour-On Solution and the Z-itch Sweet Itch Rug can help to reduce or prevent the itching.

Signs of Sweet Itch

Switch is most commonly used to combat Sweet Itch, a condition thought to affect about 5% of horses in the UK. Sweet Itch is most common in horses aged 1-5 years in the warmer months, when midges and flies are more common, although it can also occur in the winter. Once a horse has had Sweet Itch, it tends to re-occur annually for the lifetime of the animal.

Typically affected areas include; the top of the tail and back, base of mane/forelock, withers and face. Signs include:

  • Itching/rubbing infected areas
  • Hair loss
  • Skin thickening or discolouration
  • Restlessness, agitation or pacing
  • Excessive grooming
  • Scabs or crust
What Else Can I Do?

Follow the below guidelines for helping to prevent Sweet Itch:

  • Use well drained fields for grazing
  • Stable horses during periods of peak midge activity such as dawn and dusk
  • Use fly rugs during midge season
  • Use a fan in the stable
  • Graze on high, windy ground if possible

Once weekly application should be sufficient for most horses.

Contains permethrin 40mg/ml.

Legal Category: AVM-GSL.