Itchy chest, belly and legs
All horses itching, either because they sweat or just because it feels good. But when the scratching is always in the same place, the cause is no longer pleasure, but rather :
- increased skin dryness,
- a consequence of acidic perspiration,
- midge bites
- but also to an unsuitable diet.
Note that these recurring itches have a typical form (there's a sense of scratching).
In addition to moisturizing as much as possible internally (vitamin E, biotin and omegas), we recommend applying a formula that not only moisturizes but also stimulates skin cell regeneration.
Dry skin leads to itchy, cracked skin. In the first instance, if scratching is NOT intense, try CUTENE.
Visually, this dryness is characterized by scales on both sides, small flakes of dead skin. There is no crusting (unless scratching occurs), and the skin is relatively smooth.
The more acidic the horse's perspiration, the more the discharge (even if invisible, under the coat) can lead to very localized hair loss and itching. In general, these are areas such as the back of the ears, the nape of the neck, the inside of the thighs, the rear third of the belly, the folds of the legs, the temples... Depilations take the form of discharge.
In this case, rinse these areas daily with CLEAR WATER. If necessary, one SHAMPOO TEA TREE a week helps the skin considerably and cleanses the area to prevent maceration. An application of CUTENE every 3-4 days, massaged into the skin, will stop the skin pulling and scratching, and help hair regrow.
If itching persists, see below
This itching is almost permanent once it starts. The inflammation doesn't stop, and the horse scratches harder and harder. In this case, SHAMPOO TEA TREE will soothe and sanitize the area to prevent infection.
DERFEN CREAM will instantly calm the attacks and kick-start skin regeneration. Their thick form also prevents insects from landing on these damaged areas.
Renew when the balm is no longer visible.
It can't be said often enough: diet is the cause of the majority of skin problems.
Deficiencies, excesses and imbalances are the No. 1 causes (see our protocol: causes of dermatitis), and the symptoms may lead us to mistakenly think of summer dermatitis.
It's therefore important to take diet into account (protocol: causes of dermatitis) and apply an ultra-soothing balm externally every 2 days.