Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Sweet Itch

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_3059

Disease (also named: summer wounds) in horses due to bites of midges ( Ceratopogonidae). In horses these Culicoides-spp. bite along the margin of the eyes, at the belly and feet. Their aggressive saliva introduces pain and intensive allergic reactions in the skin.

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