Sweet Itch in Horses

An estimated 10% of the United States horse population suffers from sweet itch.
When your horse is one of them, summer can become a real pain.
COAT DEFENSE® is here to change that.

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Signs of sweet itch usually appear 48-72 hours after being bitten, symptoms include…

  • Intense itchiness

  • Inflamed and red skin

  • Rubbing that causes hair loss, and crusty, weeping sores

  • Restlessness from chronic itch that causes weight loss and anxiousness

Recommended prevention routines include… 

• Limited turnout

• Avoiding pasture time during dusk and dawn

• Use fly sheets and fly sprays

• Antihistamines or corticosteroids as needed

The biting gnats, and midges seem to irritate their legs and also start gnawing in their under belly. The powder works great for this!
— Michael Clark

 How does COAT DEFENSE® help ALLEVIATE
sweet itch before it sets in?

• COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER can be used just as it states, daily, to reduce the severity of the allergic reaction, calming the reaction of the bites, so they don’t become as inflamed, while keeping rashes and hives minimal, all while providing a healthy environment that still allows skin to breathe and create natural oils

• COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE can be smeared on sensitive, bite prone areas to provide a BARRIER bugs can’t penetrate, along the belly line, under the jaw, and other trouble spots 

How does COAT DEFENSE® work to RELIEVE
the symptoms of existing sweet itch?

  • COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER can be sprinkled all over on to help calm and relieve compromised skin and provide relief to areas

  • By creating a “scab” over weeping sores and welts, COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE protects the raw sweet itch sores from external agents or bugs, all while drawing out the toxins from insect salvia, reducing swelling while soothing itchiness and pain, and allowing skin cells to repair themselves faster and without interference

Just wanted to tell you that the coat defense powder is the best product I’ve ever used on my horse’s coat. We’ve avoided the summer rashes and irritations for the first time in years and her coat looks great. The powder is a great preventative and treatment for any existing skin irritations.
— Cory Keur
Summer Bundle
49.00

Our Summer Bundle includes a 10oz TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE and 24 oz PRO SIZE DAILY PREVENTATIVE POWDER to help alleviate all your summer ailments! The bonus? FREE SHIPPING!

COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER is used BEFORE the skin is heavily inflamed or broken. It can be used as a barrier against skin and coat ailments, while also treating the early stages of fungus and bacteria buildup.

Our customers have been able to PREVENT and TREAT the following by using the COAT DEFENSE® daily PREVENTATIVE POWDER in their daily grooming routine:

  • Kills surface fungus on contact including rain rot, cannon crud and yeast infections

  • Soothes and treats sweet itch

  • Protects against bacterial buildup under boots, pads, and blankets

  • Protects against fungus on all surfaces

  • Calms skin compromised by insect allergies

  • Prevents Boot Rubs and general tack chafing

  • A must for under therapeutic boots to keep leg dry and odor free!

  • As a dry shampoo that allows retention of natural oils.  See how it shines! ( see unTacked review!) super handy if it’s too cold or water unavailable on a trail ride.

  • Soothing, Deodorizing  Dry Shampoo for Dogs. Great for keeping them smelling fresh in between professional grooms!

  • Safe for dealing with fungal problems on /in dog face and ears…(kills earmites!)

  • Kills bacteria and odor in human boots and helmets, and has been an underarm deodorant for years!

  • Dissipates odor on contact on animals, humans, and equipment.

  • Sprinkle on your legs and your britches will slide right on!

FEI and USEF compliant

Ingredients: Proprietary blend of Sodium Bicarbonate, maranta arundinacea (arrow root) powder, bentonite clay, zea mays (corn starch), menthe piperita (peppermint) oil.

Powder: 24 ounces

COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE is used AFTER the skin is heavily inflamed or broken.  The thick consistency creates a protective barrier and defends the skin cells from pathogens and moisture.  Fungus and bacteria require moisture to survive and thrive. COAT DEFENSE® TROUBLE SPOT DRYING PASTE provides the skin with a dry environment to enable healing, it continuously draws out moisture, and allows the body to repair damaged cells.

Our customers are surprised by the speed of healing the PASTE facilitates:

  • Scratches / cellulitis - Dries and Draws fungus, bacteria, and general inflammation allowing for dramatic results in 2-4 days

  • Summer / Florida Sores -  Dries, Draws, and shrinks

  • Proud Flesh – shrinks and dries

  • Insect Bites -  cools, calms and  eliminates itch. Draws out poison and inflammation. Horses, Dogs, and especially people

  • Dog Hot Spots – Calms, cools, and the area becomes ignored while healing

  • Acne – as an overnight  mask, the drawing properties have delighted many adolescents!

  • Poison Ivy-stops itch on contact and draws out ooze quickly and painlessly

FEI and USEF compliant

Ingredients:  Proprietary blend of Sodium Bicarbonate, maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, bentonite clay, zea mays (corn starch), witch hazel, hempseed oil, menthe piperita (peppermint) oil.

Paste: 10 ounces

FREE SHIPPING on any the Summer Bundle order!

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COAT DEFENSE® isn’t just for horses, it’s for people too…

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And dogs…

Summer is meant to be enjoyed with your horse, don’t let sweet itch put a stop to that. Pickup some COAT DEFENSE® and enjoy the season!

Emily Schwartz