Carr & Day & Martin Killitch Sweet Itch Lotion

Carr & Day & Martin Killitch Sweet Itch Lotion
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500ml Bottle

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  • 500ml Bottle £23.99
  • 1 litre Bottle £43.49

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Sweet Itch is an uncomfortable condition for both the horse experiencing it, and the owner observing it. The Killitch Sweet Itch lotion is a fully licensed and scientifically proven treatment to prevent and treat recurrent cases of equine Sweet Itch. Blending soothing botanicals with the highly effective active ingredient Benzyl Benzoate, this fast-acting lotion also contains a strong repellent that strongly deters Cullicoides Midges, the type that cause Sweet Itch. If used promptly in early spring, before symptoms show, it can be used to prevent the condition taking hold.


Benzyl benzoate 25% w/v - a creamy white soothing lotion.

Directions for use

  • Apply to all affected areas by rubbing in with fingers or soft cloth as soon as sweet itch is diagnosed and for the remaining part of the sweet itch season.
  • Initial application of Killitch (75ml) should be made twice daily, reducing to once daily and then 3-4 times a week as the irritation lessens.
  • All affected areas should be kept clean by shampooing and rinsing well at least once a week. After shampooing or heavy exercise, re-apply to ensure adequate protection.
  • With horses which are known to suffer from sweet itch, it is recommended that Killitch is applied in the early spring before symptoms become evident, so that the condition may never take a hold.

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Reviews (35)

Summary of Reviews for Carr & Day & Martin Killitch Sweet Itch Lotion

Overall 5
Value For Money
Pet's Opinion
34 out of 35 (97%) customers would recommend this product.
5 stars (29 reviews)
4 stars (5 reviews)
3 stars (0 reviews)
2 stars (1 reviews)
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55 Amazing !!!!
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By on 18 May 2021

Have tried many lotions on my pony who suffers with sweet itch mainly on her main and tail and nothing has worked like this , I found one lotion that calmed it slightly but never stopped the itching and I’ve Got all the rugs to help but she still scratches through them. In March she started itching her main and rubbed her hair thin however I found kill itch and purchased quickly trusting all the good reviews and it’s been worth every penny :) within the first 2 days of using it she has stopped scratching completely and hair could start growing again . I’m applying to tail too and still no sign of scratching even with large amount of midgies atm. After about 2 weeks of using every day I reduced to applying once every 4 or so days and she’s still not scratching . So thankful I found this product because my girl is finally itch free !!!!

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55 Sweet itch protection on tail
Verified Purchase

By on 12 May 2021

I purchase this each year for my horses tail as he used to rub it out. It us a non greasy/oil lotion and I just rub it in. It definitely helps to stop the tail loss.

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55 Fantastic product
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By on 9 August 2020

I bought this for my two itchy Shetlands and it worked a treat! After first application I could tell a difference. I would Strongly recommend this product!

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55 Brilliant
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By on 10 May 2020

Has stopped all her itching.

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55 Killitch lotion
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By on 20 December 2019

Brilliant. It's the only thing that works. Even means my pony did not have to wear a fly rug this summer, which it better for his skin, comfort and social interaction with other ponies

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Carr & Day & Martin Killitch Sweet Itch Lotion, including answers from our team.

19 June 2020 at 1:00pm

Killitch use


How long does a 1 liter bottle of killitch last if applied every day?

  • VioVet Staff

Initial application of Killitch (75ml) should be made twice daily,
reducing to once daily and then 3-4 times a week as the irritation

This will depend on what dose you are applying, though I would imagine the 1L bottle would last quite a while.

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