Proven to prevent sweet itch. AVM-GSL* licensed product with active ingredient benzyl benzoate in a soothing lotion, specially formulated for horses. If used as a preventative measure in early Spring prior to the symptoms becoming evident, the condition may not take hold.
Apply to all affected areas by rubbing in with fingers or soft cloth as soon as sweet itch is diagnosed and for the remaining part of the sweet itch season. Initial application of Killitch (75ml) should be made twice daily, reducing to once daily and then 3-4 times a week as the irritation lessens. All affected areas should be kept clean by shampooing and rinsing well at least once a week. After shampooing or heavy exercise, re-apply to ensure adequate protection.
With horses which are known to suffer from sweet itch, it is recommended that Killitch is applied in the early spring before symptoms become evident, so that the condition may never take a hold.
• Benzyl benzoate 25% w/v – a creamy white soothing lotion.
Size: 500ml, 1 Litre
Tried and Tested
Equine, Issue 110, August 2014
Tester Val Williams said: ‘Have to say that this is now a firm favourite on our yard here. The container states that it soothes and treats irritated skin and it really does do the trick. It is now coming to the worst time of the year for flies and midges, which can irritate horses and ponies quite badly, but I am delighted to announce that using this product on our horses as a preventative measure before things became too bad has had amazing results.
For those who suffer from Sweet Itch, its a good idea to start preventing in March if possible. We have of course washed and shampooed the horses from time to time to keep on top of things and then applied this. So far we have had a trouble free summer’.