Sweet itch questionnaire (reposted)

Hilli

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I have re-posted this questionnaire in order to gather yet more results. i would like to thank everyone that has already posted their information it has been very useful and interesting. kepp posting
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As part of my dissertation in my second year of college i am looking into affecting factors of sweet itch. i would be very grateful if owners with horses/ponies suffering from sweet itch could take the time to fill this out for me.

1. What gender is your horse?
2. What age is your horse?
3. At what age did your horse start scratching?
4. What breed is your horse?
5. What colour is your horse?
6. What month do they start scratching?
7. Are they stabled or turned out?
8. What area is your horse kept in (for example. worthing west sussex)
9. What treatments or preventions do you use?
- Rugging
- Stabling
- Lotions/salves
- Feed supplements
- Fly sprays
- Other (please specify)
10. On a scale of 1-5 how bad would you say your horse suffers?
- 1= Some light scratching
- 2= Some scratching and hair loss
- 3= Consistant scratching with more hair loss
- 4= Consistent scratching with hair loss and sores appearing
- 5= Heavy scratching with hair loss and bad sores

Thank you very much!

(please note that all information is confidential and will be used purely for this assessment)
 

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1. What gender is your horse? Gelding
2. What age is your horse? 21
3. At what age did your horse start scratching?
Don't know, Have only had him for the past 12ish years
4. What breed is your horse? ShettieX
5. What colour is your horse? Black
6. What month do they start scratching? Normally around April, give or take a month
7. Are they stabled or turned out? Turned out with field shelter that has 'fly fringe' on the door, you know the dangly peices of plastics people put on doors?
8. What area is your horse kept in (for example. worthing west sussex) West isles of Scotland
9. What treatments or preventions do you use?
- Rugging - boett or de meulenkamf (sp
- Stabling- No
- Lotions/salves- sudocrem on sore skin, wound cream/spray on cuts.
- Feed supplements. No
- Fly sprays. Avon skin so soft, on areas the rug can't cover (eg nose, sheath and legs)
- Other (please specify)
10. On a scale of 1-5 how bad would you say your horse suffers?
5 with out a doupt!

Hope that helps you
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. What gender is your horse? MARE
2. What age is your horse? 15
3. At what age did your horse start scratching? 7
4. What breed is your horse? TB
5. What colour is your horse? CHESTNET
6. What month do they start scratching? MARCH/APRIL
7. Are they stabled or turned out? IN SUMMER OUT 24/7
8. What area is your horse kept in (for example. worthing west sussex) SURREY
9. What treatments or preventions do you use?
- Rugging BOETT RUG
- Stabling
- Lotions/salves HOME MADE VASELINE and T-TREE OIL
- Feed supplements
- Fly sprays
- Other (please specify)
10. On a scale of 1-5 how bad would you say your horse suffers?
- 1= Some light scratching
- 2= Some scratching and hair loss
- 3= Consistant scratching with more hair loss
- 4= Consistent scratching with hair loss and sores appearing
- 5= Heavy scratching with hair loss and bad sores DEFO

Before I bought a Boett Rug my Mare was very unhappy to be out in the field. The midges bite her belly and head, her chest and tummy are a mass of sores, she will bite holes in herself. I do not find that any sprays deter the midges. She will not eat the fly related feed supplements which smell awful. The Boett means she can live out.
 

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1. What gender is your horse? Gelding
2. What age is your horse? 21
3. At what age did your horse start scratching? 9
4. What breed is your horse? Icelandic (imported from Iceland)
5. What colour is your horse? grey
6. What month do they start scratching? April
7. Are they stabled or turned out? stabled at night
8. What area is your horse kept in (for example. worthing west sussex) Suffolk
9. What treatments or preventions do you use?
- Rugging Boett rug
- Stabling stabled at night
- Lotions/salves aloe vera/ soothing gel
- Feed supplements no
- Fly sprays yes & avon skin so soft oil
- Other (please specify)
10. On a scale of 1-5 how bad would you say your horse suffers?
- 1= Some light scratching
- 2= Some scratching and hair loss
- 3= Consistant scratching with more hair loss
- 4= Consistent scratching with hair loss and sores appearing
- 5= Heavy scratching with hair loss and bad sores
1 or 2 as long as Boett is worn and above regime is followed.
 

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1. What gender is your horse? gelding
2. What age is your horse? rising 10
3. At what age did your horse start scratching? ever since ive had him at 6yo
4. What breed is your horse? arab
5. What colour is your horse? chestnut
6. What month do they start scratching? march
7. Are they stabled or turned out? out 24/7 in summer, in at night in winter
8. What area is your horse kept in (for example. worthing west sussex) nw london
9. What treatments or preventions do you use?
have tried everything, found rugs rub his mane out more, so now he is out naked but I use coopers plus fly spray everyday
10. On a scale of 1-5 how bad would you say your horse suffers?
2/3
 

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Hey again I posted about my pony at the top of this thread but just wondered if you would like any pictures? I have some of wounds he has gotten and rubbed areas. Would this be useful to you? If it is then say and I will post some! x
 

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1. What gender is your horse? MARE
2. What age is your horse? 11
3. At what age did your horse start scratching? 2
4. What breed is your horse? CONNEMARA X ISH
5. What colour is your horse? GREY
6. What month do they start scratching? APRIL
7. Are they stabled or turned out? OUT 24/7
8. What area is your horse kept in (for example. worthing west sussex) SOMERSET LEVELS
9. What treatments or preventions do you use?
- Rugging NO
- Stabling NO
- Lotions/salves COOPERS SPOT ON ONCE A MONTH
- Feed supplements NO
- Fly sprays YES
- Other (please specify)
10. On a scale of 1-5 how bad would you say your horse suffers?
3-4 WITH NO TREATMENT, 0 WITH THE COOPERS SPOT ON
 

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I have re-posted this questionnaire in order to gather yet more results. i would like to thank everyone that has already posted their information it has been very useful and interesting. kepp posting
thanks

As part of my dissertation in my second year of college i am looking into affecting factors of sweet itch. i would be very grateful if owners with horses/ponies suffering from sweet itch could take the time to fill this out for me.

1. What gender is your horse? GELDING
2. What age is your horse? 9
3. At what age did your horse start scratching? DON'T KNOW, BOUGHT AGED 8 WITH ESTABLISHED SWEETITCH
4. What breed is your horse? 3/4 SHIRE, 1/4 TB
5. What colour is your horse? BRIGHT BAY
6. What month do they start scratching? DON'T KNOW - BOUGHT IN MAY AND HAD ALREADY STARTED
7. Are they stabled or turned out? OUT 24/7, 365 DAYS
8. What area is your horse kept in (for example. worthing west sussex) MAIDSTONE, KENT
9. What treatments or preventions do you use?
- Rugging YES
- Stabling NO
- Lotions/salves YES
- Feed supplements YES
- Fly sprays YES
- Other (please specify) NO
10. On a scale of 1-5 how bad would you say your horse suffers?
- 1= Some light scratching
- 2= Some scratching and hair loss
- 3= Consistant scratching with more hair loss
- 4= Consistent scratching with hair loss and sores appearing
- 5= Heavy scratching with hair loss and bad sores

4

Thank you very much!

(please note that all information is confidential and will be used purely for this assessment)

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[ QUOTE ]
I have re-posted this questionnaire in order to gather yet more results. i would like to thank everyone that has already posted their information it has been very useful and interesting. kepp posting
thanks

As part of my dissertation in my second year of college i am looking into affecting factors of sweet itch. i would be very grateful if owners with horses/ponies suffering from sweet itch could take the time to fill this out for me.

1. What gender is your horse? Gelding
2. What age is your horse? 18
3. At what age did your horse start scratching? (dont know only had him a year)
4. What breed is your horse? Warmblood mainly Westfalian x Hanoverian
5. What colour is your horse? Chestnut
6. What month do they start scratching? April/may
7. Are they stabled or turned out? out in summer
8. What area is your horse kept in (for example. worthing west sussex) Cambs
9. What treatments or preventions do you use? creams & fly rug
- Rugging
- Stabling
- Lotions/salves
- Feed supplements
- Fly sprays
- Other (please specify)
10. On a scale of 1-5 how bad would you say your horse suffers? 3-4 (cant itch in field but does so badly in stable)
- 1= Some light scratching
- 2= Some scratching and hair loss
- 3= Consistant scratching with more hair loss
- 4= Consistent scratching with hair loss and sores appearing
- 5= Heavy scratching with hair loss and bad sores

Thank you very much!

(please note that all information is confidential and will be used purely for this assessment)

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1. What gender is your horse?
Gelding
2. What age is your horse?
12
3. At what age did your horse start scratching?
2nd Year
4. What breed is your horse?
Middleweight Cob
5. What colour is your horse?
Piebald
6. What month do they start scratching?
March/April
7. Are they stabled or turned out?
Lives out 24/7/365
8. What area is your horse kept in (for example. worthing west sussex)
Devon now but uesed to be in Surrey - same in both areas

9. What treatments or preventions do you use?
- Rugging yes
- Stablingno
- Lotions/salvesyes
- Feed supplementsno
- Fly spraysyes[
- Other (please specify)
10. On a scale of 1-5 how bad would you say your horse suffers?
- 1= Some light scratching
- 2= Some scratching and hair loss
- 3= Consistant scratching with more hair loss
- 4= Consistent scratching with hair loss and sores appearing
- 5= Heavy scratching with hair loss and bad sores

5 (without above treatment)
1 (with above treatment)
 

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this one has diff questions to the other one so i'll fill it out again!
1. What gender is your horse? mare
2. What age is your horse? 4
3. At what age did your horse start scratching? 3
4. What breed is your horse? trak x tb/id
5. What colour is your horse? dark bay
6. What month do they start scratching? march/april
7. Are they stabled or turned out? turned out
8. What area is your horse kept in (for example. worthing west sussex) long sutton, south lincs.
9. What treatments or preventions do you use?
- Rugging - yes, Rambo Sweetitch Hoody works 100%
- Stabling - no
- Lotions/salves - have used Killitch in the past with success, but with the Hoody i haven't needed to use anything topical.
- Feed supplements - no, because she won't eat them!
- Fly sprays - no more than i do on the other horses without sweet itch.
- Other (please specify)
10. On a scale of 1-5 how bad would you say your horse suffers?
- 1= Some light scratching
- 2= Some scratching and hair loss
- 3= Consistant scratching with more hair loss
- 4= Consistent scratching with hair loss and sores appearing
- 5= Heavy scratching with hair loss and bad sores

with Hoody on - 0
if she didn't have it on (as last year, before i learnt to smother her with Killitch) - 5

this mare was biting at her tummy, up between her back legs, was being bitten absolutely everywhere, the Hoody works perfectly.
 

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1. What gender is your horse? MARE
2. What age is your horse? 8
3. At what age did your horse start scratching? UNKNOWN
4. What breed is your horse? EXMOOR
5. What colour is your horse? BAY
6. What month do they start scratching? UNKNOWN (had her since June)
7. Are they stabled or turned out? OUT 24/7
8. What area is your horse kept in (for example. worthing west sussex) Leith Hill, Dorking
9. What treatments or preventions do you use? Neem powder paste, fly gel (DEET based), fly rug, melaseb shampoo, sudocrem or mud-fever ointment for sores
- Rugging
- Stabling
- Lotions/salves
- Feed supplements
- Fly sprays
- Other (please specify)
10. On a scale of 1-5 how bad would you say your horse suffers?
- 1= Some light scratching
- 2= Some scratching and hair loss
- 3= Consistant scratching with more hair loss
- 4= Consistent scratching with hair loss and sores appearing THIS ONE AT HER WORST, without rug.
- 5= Heavy scratching with hair loss and bad sores

Sorry, don't mean to shout. Wanted my answers to stand out for you!
 
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