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Sweet Itch in the National Equine Health Survey (NEHS)

Jo Thompson

The Blue Cross has published it's National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) and there are some fascinating statistics. Sweet itch was one of The Top Five disease syndromes recorded, Skin diseases were commonly reported (25.5% of all syndromes) with sweet itch and mud fever accounting for 53% of all skin disease (13.6% of all syndromes). Sweet itch and mud fever each accounted for 6.8% of all returns, making them as prevalent as laminitis and more common than the individual internal medical and respiratory syndromes reported.

Here's the link to the full report; 2016https://www.bluecross.org.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/NEHS%20results%202016%2022%20Sept%202016.pdf 



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