To help your horse when insect bites are a problem, it’s better to use a special shampoo that will support the skin’s barrier function and reduce its reaction to insects and bites
Avoid using “detergents” – choose a specially formulated shampoo instead!
Traditional shampoos attack the skin, because they are intended to remove a maximum of oil from it. But their powerful detergent action weakens the epidermis, removing its protective element (sebum) and leaving your horse’s skin weaker, and therefore more vulnerable to insect attack, for at least 24 hours.
The information provided does not in any circumstances replace the advice of your veterinarian. It is the fruit of over 12 years’ experience and analysis of equine skin problems.