The exciting new sweet itch solution
Z-Itch from Trilanco. Z-itch is set to revolutionise the way sweet itch is treated. Comes in easy, ready to use pour on solution.
Severe horse itch gives rise to hair loss, skin problems, weeping sores and sometimes secondary infections. The response to midge bites varies with each horse.
There is at present no known fully effective treatment for Sweet Itch once lesions have occurred. Prevention and management are the top priorities – keeping Culicoides midges away from your horse; and mitigating the effects of midge bites. Techniques are varied. Z-itch hopes to change all this by providing a lotion capable of taming sweet itch and controlling it through the sweet itch season to allow you and your horse to enjoy the summer. Sweet itch is an allergic skin disease. Certain horses are allergic to the saliva in the bite of a species of midge called cullicoides. Once a horse is bitten it will have an allergic reaction at the site of the bite.
Dosage and Administration Guide:
Zitch is a ready-to-use, pour-on solution that should be administered at the rate of 4mg/kg bodyweight, equivalent to 1.0ml per 10kg body weight to a maximum of 40ml.
Weight Dose Weight Dose Weight Dose
100 kg 10 ml 250 kg 25 ml 400 kg 40 ml
200 kg 20 ml 300 kg 30 ml >500 kg 40 ml
Apply the measured dose in approximately equal proportions to the mane and rump avoiding the saddle area. Treatment should be started at the beginning of the sweet itch season and repeated as necessary – treatment once weekly should be sufficient for most horses.
If horses and donkeys are to be groomed, apply the product after grooming. Do not treat the saddle area. The product must not be applied forward of the ears. Take care to avoid eye contact. In case of accidental splashing into the horse's eye, the affected eye should be washed thoroughly and immediately with copious quantities of clean water and veterinary attention sought.
Z-itch is a ready-to-use, pour-on solution containing Permethrin 40mg/ml (cis:trans 80:20) which aids in the control of sweet itch in horses and donkeys, It should be administered at the rate of 4mg/kg body weight, equivalent to 1.0ml per 10kg body weight to a maximum of 40ml.
Permethrin 40mg/ml (cis:trans 80:20)
Protection of Operators:
Wear protective clothing, boots and chemically resistant gloves such as rubber, PVC or nitrile when applying the product. Wash splashes from skin and eyes immediately. When using the product do not eat, drink or smoke. Wash hands and exposed skin before eating, drinking or smoking and after work. Use in a well ventilated area. Keep away from food, drink and animal feedingstuffs.
If signs of disease persist or appear, consult a veterinary surgeon.
Protection of Consumers:
Not to be used on horses intended for human consumption. Treated horses may never be slaughtered for human consumption. The horse must have been declared as not intended for human consumption under the national horse passport legislation.
Dangerous to fish and other aquatic life. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with the
product or used container. Dispose of any unused product and empty containers in accordance with guidance from your local waste regulation authority.
Aids in the control of sweet itch in horses and donkeys. Treatment should be started at the beginning of the sweet itch season, weekly application should be sufficient for most horses. A ready to use, pour-on solution. Legal Category: AVM-GSL.