Protect Your Horse from Midges with a Sweet Itch Blanket

Although summer is winding down in some parts of the country, insect-sensitive horses might still be battling bugs. For the particularly reactive horse, a “sweet itch blanket” can provide some relief.

The Horse.com spoke with world-renowned sweet itch specialist and researcher, professor Marianne Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECEIM, Specialist KNMvD Equine Internal Medicine, from the Department of Equine Sciences at Utrecht University in The Netherlands, to make sure you’re “covered” from head to toe on what you need to k

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