Itching for a solution?
What is TurmerItch™?
A skin and coat supplement that is absorbed into the blood stream rather than applied topically. The active ingredients in TurmerItch™ support biting insect repulsion and help maintain reduced sensitivity as demonstrated during trials with the supplement over a 12-month period.
Read Sophie's story here.
What is Sweet Itch in horses?
Sweet Itch in horses is caused by the bites of female biting midges.
Sweet itch in horses is caused by an allergic reaction to the protein in the saliva of these female biting midges. This causes the immune system to attack its own cells and leads to the extreme reaction. Read more on Sweet Itch here.
Using TurmerItch™ as part of sweet itch management is a new approach which proved to be very effective in trials. By introducing into the dietary system it can help to optimise digestive health, the microbiome and gut integrity, thus the allergenic contribution to the itch threshold is reduced; subsequent challenges from biting insects may then fall below the threshold, so helping to reduce the scratching and damage to the coat and skin.
TurmerItch™ combines key specialist ingredients including Neem, Red Bush Tea and Chamomile, to help provide relief from itching and soothe the skin by promoting a healthy skin and coat. TurmerItch™ also contains Turmeric and Cooked Linseed to help produce a high shine to the horse’s coat.
EASY TO FEED - PALATABLE - PELLET
Reduces itching – Red Bush Tea and Beetroot are important ingredients within TurmerItch™ as the anti-oxidant properties can help soothe itchy, dry and irritated skin.
Repels insects – Neem, a tree used in traditional asian medicine, supports the immune system and helps to repel the insects and flies.
Promotes hair regrowth – ingredients in TurmerItch™ synergistically work together and during the trial we saw significant improvement with bald patches and mane and tail hair growth.
Soothes the skin – the Chamomile in Turmeritch™ can help soothe the skin and helps calm the nerves and reduce the stress the horse may be experiencing.
- Pelleted to make them very palatable.
- Naturally low in sugar, TurmerItch is suitable for horses and ponies prone to laminitis.
- You can prep and prime with TurmerItch. Sweet Itch affects most horses from March until October but priming them with TurmerItch™ ahead of the midge season will give them a barrier to help them be less responsive to bites.
Ponies (Under 300kg)
1 Tbsp, twice daily
Horses & Ponies (500kg)
1.5 Tbsp, twice daily
Horses (Over 700kg)
2.5 Tbsp, twice daily
*1.5 Tbsp holds approx. 25g*
You can increase the feeding rates if required to a level that best suits your horse.
We have included Neem Powder as it supports the immune system and keeps away insects
Red Bush Tea
It is rich in antioxidants and helps dry, itchy and irritated skin.
Due to its calming qualities it helps to calm nerves and reduce stress
Milk Thistle Seed
Supports the liver and skin health
We believe in the whole root rather than just an extract as turmeric is made up of over 200+ compounds that synergistically work together. Our curcumin levels will never be lower than 5.1%. We source from Indonesia carefully choosing quality, sundried turmeric and steering clear of fillers or additives.
Salt is included in this formula as it contains many of the valuable minerals your horse needs to promote a healthy balance in the body
Apple Cider Vinegar
Our apple cider vinegar is complete with “the mother”. We use this unfiltered version as it keeps the beneficial bacteria, yeast and protein. It is ripe with B-vitamins and polyphenols (plant-based antioxidants) and includes compounds such as quercetin which can help with absorption and bioavailability. It is also essential for good health and increases palatability
Sourced from the UK, we use 100% whole linseed that has been cooked and micronized to provide the highest quality and to optimise digestibility and bioavailability of its nutrients. Linseed is high in oil, ideal to help with absorption of curcumin and is also rich in omegas 3, 6 and 9, and has natural antioxidant properties. It helps to maintain a healthy and shiny coat
100% chopped dried grass, cut, and processed to preserve the maximum levels of natural nutrients
Sourced from the states, it works naturally with the biology of the animal to help maintain immune strength, support digestive tissue integrity, and promotes a healthy microbial balance.
Contains a range of antioxidants and natural colourants. Generally, a big proportion of the equines diet is grass which is very green containing few types of antioxidants.
Because of domestication the modern-day horse is accustomed to lush, managed paddocks, compared to the wild where they would have foraged on shrubs, herbs and other plant material offering a wider antioxidant profile. This is why it is important to include antioxidants alongside vitamins and minerals for a balanced diet.
Composition: Grass Nuts, Diamond V XP™, Turmeric Powder, Cooked Linseed, Milk Thistle Seed, Chamomile Powder, Neem Powder, Red Bush Tea, Apple Cider Vinegar , Beetroot Powder, Salt
Analytical Constituents: Oil 7.5% | Protein 15% | Fibre 15% | Ash 8.5% | Starch 3.5% | Sugar 3.5% | Sodium 1.2%
We have noticed plenty of improvements with feeding TurmerItch . Definite hair growth in areas which were bald last summer plus a more comfortable mare. Isla is not half as twitchy and uncomfortable when being groomed and when she has sweated up after work or a competitionSarah Patterson
Having looked into getting each of the ingredients but I just don’t have time to order all the bits and measure them out and check I’m getting it all right each day Turmeritch makes it really easy to feed the right proportions. She is significantly less itchy, especially around the face which suffered badly last year as she won’t tolerate a fly mask and destroys them to get them off.Louise George