Summer Skin Care

Maintaining Healthy Skin & Coat

Nettex Grooming products will keep your horse’s coat in top condition and are ideal for competition and the show ring. However, great skin and coat condition comes from within. It is easy to forget that the skin, like other organs, requires essential nutrients to support normal function. Many horses do not require a full ration of hard feed. Diets that just rely on grass, hay or haylage with small amounts of hard feed can be lacking in vitamins and minerals. This can cause a dry, scurfy moth-eaten coat with poor skin elasticity. In addition normal hair shedding and re-growth can be impaired. Feeding an all-round general purpose supplement will ensure that they receive all of the vitamins, minerals and trace elements that are required to balance the diet. Nettex All Purpose Vits & Mins is ideal to promote overall health and vitality, containing everything your horse needs.

Recent research has shown:

Supplements containing nicotinamide, the active form of Vitamin B3 (Niacin) have been shown to reduce histamine release, one of the causes of itchiness for horses with sweet itch. Discuss with your vet whether this might be useful if your horse has sweet itch. Nettex All Purpose Vits & Mins contains Vitamin B3 (Niacin).

Did you know?

As well as containing all of the vitamins, minerals and trace elements your horse needs Nettex All Purpose Vits & Mins contains pre and probiotics to maintain a healthy and settled digestive tract. Healthy tummies are less prone to digestive problems.

Top summer skin tips:

  • Avoid the flies by choosing a long lasting insect repellent that contains DEET. The Nettex Fly Repellent range are ideal
  • Remember that horses sunburn too, use Nettex Sun Block to protect pink muzzles
  • If the flies have managed to get to your horse soothing lotions such as Nettex Itch Stop Salve Summer Freedom can help relieve itching and reduce inflammation, breaking the itch, scratch rub cycle
  • Recent research in Canada has shown that supplementing the diets of sweet itch horses with Omega-3 Fatty Acids reduced horses’ skin reactions to midge bites. Nettex Linseed Oil is ideal as it contains high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids

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