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Heel mites in horses or itchy heels

Heel Mites

Heel Mites or Itchy heels Heel mites can be amongst the most stubborn of parasites that a horse can suffer with. They cause a condition commonly called heel mange (chorioptic mange). The cause of this particular ailment is the Chorioptes bovis mite. They are surface mites, living on the skin of the horses heel. They …

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Sweet itch horses in a field

Sweet Itch

Sweet itch What is sweet itch? It is caused by biting insects whose saliva contains a certain protein which causes a horse to have an allergic reaction. It causes the horses immune system to attack its own cells. This leads to the extreme discomfort. It is also know as Summer Seasonal Recurrent Dermatitis. Equine Insect …

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