Insect Bite Hypersensitivity, or IBH, is the most common allergic skin disease in horses worldwide, and Friesians are no exception. In fact, previous research studies and data collected by the KFPS indicate the occurrence of IBH in Friesian horses is as high as 18.2%. The cause of IBH is multifactorial and involves both environmental and genetic factors. IBH is known to occur widely throughout the world by various names such as sweet itch, summer dermatitis, summer recurrent dermatitis, summer eczema or equine Culicoides sensitivity.
This webinar will cover information about Insect Bite Hypersensitivity, why it occurs, how to treat IBH and how to manage horses with IBH.