Sweet Itch, or Summer Seasonal Recurrent Dermatitis (SSRD), is a problem that affects thousands of horses, ponies and donkeys in many countries of the world to a greater or lesser degree. Since the 1950's virtually no progress had been made in finding a solution to this depressing condition. When in 1990 we were faced with several cases of Sweet Itch ourselves we decided that it was time to 'know the enemy'. The research began and contact was made with Vets, scientists and entomologists from many different countries. We also spoke to horse owners and we learned of how they tried to control symptoms and of what might work and what definitely would not.
In order to share our new-found knowledge with others The Helpline at The National Sweet Itch Centre was born. We are possibly the only organisation or company world-wide dedicated solely to this allergy.
Over the years we have spoken to tens of thousands of horse-owners and in the process have learned a great deal about this condition and how to manage it - dare we say it - possibly more so than anyone else! However simply knowing about Sweet Itch is not enough. There must be solutions.
In the early nineties we discovered the wonderful Boett Blanket, which has subsequently prevented so much misery - to both equines and their human owners. Today there are copies and we're flattered, but we know of no better sweet itch blanket than the bona-fide Boett.
Seeking an alternative scientific approach, in 2004 we approached BioEos and in conjunction with Professor Stanford and his team, we commenced lengthy and carefully controlled trials. These resulted in the uniquely effective BioPlus capsules, which are non steroidal and surely the quickest and easiest way of managing your horse's condition.
Today, for those who wish to do so, our tried and tested products can be speedily purchased on line with PayPal or your Credit/Debit card. However you can still telephone us and we will do our best to help you. Our telephones are manned each week-day and sound, experienced advice is always freely available.
The National Sweet Itch Centre is sponsored by Horses Etc. The advice given is based on extensive consultation with specialist veterinary scientists and leading entomologists, plus much practical experience in managing Sweet Itch cases (our own and many others) over a 25 year period. However the health and well being of your horse depends on many factors and you should seek the advice of your own Veterinary Surgeon if in any doubt.
Dr. & Mrs. E O Greaves
Rhos Uchaf Hall
Tel: (44) (0) 1352 771718
Fax (44) (0) 1352 771717
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