When we bought Guido 2 years ago he suffered from eczema and was bald at the manes and the tail root. Guido has very sensitive skin and quickly gets allergic reactions. His skin is then dry and flaky and he suffers from itch. Obviously, he gets his fly sheet at the start of the season. We have tried many different products to make it easy for him. On the recommendation of RuiterRijk, I'm now using Itch Stop Plus Spray.
It works very well. After three days I could clearly see the difference. The skin has become smoother and I see almost no flakes anymore. I also notice that Guido hardly rubs anymore. On most bald spots you can see that her hair is coming back.
I started with treating the manes and the tail root 1x a day. Now I only treat the places where the skin is still bald 1x a day.
The spray has a fine mist, allowing you to easily treat the spot that needs some extra attention. The product isn't runny and greasy, most other product make the reins greasy and slippery. It does not stain on the fly sheet and does not stick. There is also almost no smell, unlike other products that often stink.
Will you keep using Itch Stop Spray?
Yes, I'll keep using it to make sure that he does not get it any more. I am thinking of using Itch Stop Feed Oil as well, so that the skin is also taken care of from the inside.
Faradon had a bald tail root when I bought him a year ago. I do not think the summer eczema, because he has no trouble with his mane. He just has a very sensitive skin. Nevertheless, for the sake of safety, we used a fly sheet. Faradon had a lot of itch on his tail root and the hairs broke down from rubbing. Fortunately, he did not rub his skin, it only became dry and flaky. I have used several products to help him out of his itch. Dorine from Dodo Ridersport advised me to try the Itch Stop Plus Spray.
The spray is amazing! Faradon stopped rubbing after using the spray only once. As a result, the skin could rest and I soon saw the hair coming back and beginning to grow. After a year you can see exactly how far his tail has grown.
I started treaing the tail 1x a day. To be honest, Honestly, I forgot about it for a few days, which made me realize that every day was no longer necessary. Now I use it a few times a week. If I see that he tends to rub out of precaution.
Compared to the other products I have used, the spray works very well. I can precisely spray the right spots on the skin and do not have to touch it with my hands. Itch Stop Plus Spray is not greasy, does not stain and there is no strong odour. I also noticed that it works for a long time so I do not have to spray any more then necessary.
I'll keep using it to keep the skin calm and supple and out of concern that he does not get any more itch. It's more expensive than other products, but it really works!