feather mite gel 450ml
Hedgewitch Feather Mite Gel contains a blend of essential oils in an aloe vera gel base to help deter the feather mites in the horse's heels, it relieves the itching and soothes sore irritated skin caused by the mites.
The Feather Mite Gel is an easy to apply, watery gel that helps relieve the irritation and itching caused by feather mites or sweet itch midges, while promoting restoration of the skin.
It can also be applied as a preventative application.
Also known as ‘heel mange’ – this disease is caused by Chorioptes mites. It can be a very distressing condition, making horses extremely itchy.
Affected horses constantly stamp and bite the legs or rub the backs of the fetlocks and pasterns against anything they have access to, often the stable wall or fence posts. It is most common in heavily feathered breeds, particularly coloured cobs, draught horses and Friesians.
Chorioptic mites are far smaller than lice and not visible with the naked eye.
They live on the horse’s hair and skin and even burrow into the skin causing irritation.
Hedgewitch Feather Mite Gel contains a blend of essential oils in an aloe vera gel base to help deter the feather mites, ait also relieves the itching and soothes sore irritated skin.
The Feather Mite Gel is an easy to apply, watery gel that helps relieve irritation caused by feather mites or sweet itch midges, while promoting restoration of the skin. It can also be applied as a preventative application.
Our feather mite gel contains sweet orange and peppermint essential oils with neem fixed oil in an aloe vera gel base.
Neem provides a hostile environment for chorioptes mite, which cause the itching and scabs associated with the feather mite condition and also acts as a deterrent to midges causing sweet itch.
Both orange oil and peppermint help relieve itching and contribute to the deterrent effect on insects.
Precautions. The aloe vera gel and essential oils are generally non-irritating and non-sensitizing to skin. However essential oils do contain naturally occuring allergens in small quantities and we strongly recommend a small patch test before proceeding with general use particularly for horses with a known history of allergies or sensitive skin.