Cavalor SwItch was specially developed for horses that are sensitive from skin irritation or itchy as a result of weather conditions or insect bites. SwItch protects your horse against uncontrollable itching and helps prevent sweet itch, including rubbing of the tail not related to parasites.
Indication for useApply SwItch every day to the affected skin as soon as you notice skin irritation. To keep the itching under control, use SwItch 2 to 7 days a week. SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE.
PackagingPackaging: bottle of 500 ml/16.9 fl. oz.
Summer eczema is the result of an allergic reaction to the saliva of a mosquito. This mosquito is primarily active around sunrise and sunset during the warmer months. Cavalor Sw-Itch keeps this pest at a distance, and you can keep the itch under control.
This depends a lot on your horse's itching level and the environment. Therefore, dosing levels may vary among horses. We recommend initial use of twice a day (morning/evening). Diminish the frequency to a level that suits your horse. For maintenance, Cavalor Sw-Itch may be used once a week as a tool in the prevention of sweet itch.
‘Our horse Fanta has always suffered badly from summer eczema, and she’s also ultra-sensitive and allergic to everything. Roel from Ruitersport Theuns persuaded us to try Cavalor SW-Itch. We had tried so many different products before but nothing really worked, so we decided to give it a go. We spray Cavalor SW-Itch on the mane and tail twice a day, and we saw a good improvement after just a week. Our horse also stopped rubbing against things. In the pictures you can see how the mane is beginning to grow back again. It looks fantastic now. Once her condition started to improve we switched to spraying just once a day, and now we use Cavalor SW-Itch preventively a couple of times a week. We are delighted with the result.’
As a longtime owner of horse-drawn carriages in Bruges, Belgium, my team and I have many years of experience driving and caring for our horses. Carriage horses must remain reliable and calm in traffic, and we keep good, experienced horses for years. These horses work in harness several hours each day. In the summer, some of them develop skin conditions such as eczema. To get relief from the itching they rub, especially in the mane and ear regions, as well as where the tail strap is attached. For several years our solution has been Cavalor® Sw-Itch. We have used this product with great satisfaction and combine it with other treatment measures. It is easy to apply and gives clear, positive results.
"The biting bugs are out! Horses in CA are plagued with these little tiny biting nats. The bites from the pesty little creatures cause great discomfort and itching! I know from personal experience that Cavalor® Sw-Itch solved my problems."
- M. McAlister
Additional Information & Education
CAVALOR SwItch has been specially developed for horses that are sensitive to seasonally recurring skin irritations, also known as summer eczema. Summer eczema is the result of an allergic reaction to the saliva of a mosquito, which is primarily active around sunrise and sunset during the warmer months (from March until October). This reaction causes an itch that does not stop and results in chafing. Not all horses are allergic to this mosquito³, which is why reactions vary from horse to horse.
Breeds such as Icelanders, Shire, Welsh ponies and Frisians appear to be more sensitive to the allergy, and some bloodlines also show a higher susceptibility than others, which is to say that an allergic reaction is genetically determined. Feed adjustments can also influence the reactions. Limiting the amount of protein and increasing the administration of Omega 3 fatty acids have a positive influence. For this we highly recommend Wholegain.
A miracle injection against this allergy does not exist, so preventing contact with this mosquito is the message. Cavalor SwItch keeps this evildoer at a distance, and you can keep the itch under control, so that your horse will not be plagued by an incessant itch.