Beating the Itch: Managing Summer Eczema in Horses with Oral Supplements

Spring is here, and that means summer is right around the corner!

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Summer brings joy to both horses and their owners, but it also ushers in challenges, especially for horses prone to skin conditions like summer eczema. This frustrating ailment, also known as sweet itch, can make the warmer months uncomfortable for our equine companions. However, there's hope on the horizon in the form of oral supplements designed to alleviate symptoms and improve the overall well-being of affected horses.


Understanding Summer Eczema

Summer eczema, scientifically known as Culicoides hypersensitivity, is a common skin condition in horses caused by an allergic reaction to the bites of Culicoides midges, also known as "no-see-ums." These tiny insects thrive in warm, humid climates, making summer the prime season for their activity. When a horse is allergic to their saliva, it can lead to intense itching, hair loss, skin lesions, and even secondary infections.


Traditional Treatments

Managing summer eczema typically involves a combination of strategies, including fly sheets, fly sprays, and environmental management to reduce midge populations. Topical treatments like soothing creams and medicated shampoos can provide temporary relief, but they often fall short of addressing the underlying cause of the allergic reaction.


The Role of Oral Supplements

Summer Eczema Oral Supplement

Recent advancements in equine health have led to the development of oral supplements specifically formulated to support horses with summer eczema. These supplements typically contain a blend of ingredients aimed at modulating the immune response, promoting healthy skin function, and reducing inflammation from within.


Benefits of Oral Supplements:

  • Targeted relief: Unlike topical treatments that provide temporary relief, oral supplements address the underlying immune dysfunction that leads to summer eczema, offering more comprehensive and long-lasting support.
  • Convenience: Administering a daily oral supplement is often more convenient than applying multiple topical treatments, especially for horses sensitive to touch or with large affected areas.
  • Holistic approach: By promoting overall skin health and immune function, oral supplements not only alleviate symptoms but also contribute to the horse's overall well-being, potentially reducing the severity and frequency of future flare-ups.

As horse owners gear up for the summer months, it's essential to be proactive in managing conditions like summer eczema. Oral supplements offer a promising solution, providing targeted support to help horses find relief from itching and discomfort while promoting skin health from the inside out. By incorporating these supplements into a comprehensive management plan, horse owners can ensure their equine companions enjoy a more comfortable and enjoyable summer season.

Our Summer Eczema Oral Supplement: Proven to Provide Results

At Equine Medical & Surgical Associates, we want to prevent your equine from having hairless, reddened, encrusted, itchy areas caused by Summer Eczema/Itch. We are happy to share numerous success stories with you from our satisfied customers across the United States:

Miracle worker!

“I was desperate to find something that would heal my mustang in humid FL from sweet itch and the associated summer sores. Luckily, I found this product, and I fed 2x a day within 2 weeks, he now has his coat back, and his mane is growing in better than ever Grateful is an understatement!” - I.


Great stuff!

My horse has suffered from sweet itch for 2 summers now. I have tried all kinds of ointments and shampoos. Fed itch relief supplements from well-known companies. Nothing has worked. His belly was swollen and raw, and his sheath was starting to swell. He had rubbed the top of his tail out and part of his mane. I was at the end of my rope. Then my friend told me about your website, and I went online and ordered the supplements, ointment, and shampoo. It has been a game-changer. Within the first 3 days, his belly was less inflamed, and the rubbing had stopped. By week 2, the hair was growing back on his belly. I really do believe all 3 of these things have helped my horse. I'm so glad I tried this, and will recommend it to anyone. TN from Yadkinville, NC” - Traci


Amazing coat transformation

“Double dose was needed for many months, but now we are an entirely happy old Tennessee Walker with a new coat and comfortable skin. Remaining on this year round now.” - H.i.N.

 If your horse is experiencing summer itch, check out our Summer Eczema Oral Supplement to naturally support your horse’s immune system to stop the itch.  Learn more about Doctor Frank Reilly and Equine Medical & Surgical Associates on our website