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Friday, April 17, 2015

Managing Sweet Itch - Allergic Reaction to the Bite of the Midge Culicoides

Sweet itch is the common name used to describe an allergic reaction to the bite of the midge Culicoides. These tiny terrors don't look any more threatening than fruit flies but for horses allergic to the saliva in their bites they start an agonizing cycle of itching, rubbing, hair loss and skin breakdown.

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