Complete Queensland Itch Protection for your horse, pony or donkey! The Snuggy Queensland Itch Rug offers total protection from midges, biting insects, flies and harmful sunshine rays. It comes complete with full belly coverage, elasticated & padded chest and withers, double tail protection in the form of a tail wrap and XL flap with non-stretch binding along the spine length.
This unique Rug is made of fully breathable, water repellent, heavy shower proof, lightweight stretch fabric which is durable, cool & comfortable. The Queensland Itch Rug is fully machine-washable and designed to be worn 24/7, in field or in stable, rain or shine.
The Queensland Itch Rug covers chest, shoulders, body, belly and tail. We recommend to use this Rug with the Queensland Itch Hood for maximum coverage, nose to tail. The Queensland Itch Rug and Queensland Itch Hood is our best-selling combination for Queensland Itch prevention.
If you don't require neck protection the Queensland Itch Rug can be used alone. It can also be used with the Headless Queensland Itch Hood for amazing protection without covering the horse's face.
There is the option to add on Front Legs, Udder Cover or Sheath Cover providing extended coverage for the severe Queensland Itch sufferer. These items are purchased separately and need the appropriate attachments sewn on to the Queensland Itch Rug.*(see below)
The Queensland Itch Rug prevents coat bleaching and being mud proof and water repellent it is also fabulous as an under rug for Autumn/Winter use, to keep your horse clean and add that extra breathable layer for warmth.
The Queensland Itch Rug has been successfully protecting horses and ponies from Sweet Itch for over 20 years, all over the World! This is a much loved, extensively tried and tested design which has helped thousand of equines enjoy a more comfortable Summer season and therefore better quality of life.
As with all our products Snuggy Hoods offer a full after sales service that is second to none. Alterations, repairs and general advice are offered for the life of the product ensuring it is not a one season wonder!
Sizes - 4'6” to 7’3” (To order miniature sizes 2'6" - 4'3" please contact us.)
Colours - Beige, Brown & Haint Blue
Snuggy Hoods proudly support HorseWorld in Bristol. Several of their resident rescue ponies suffer severely with Queensland Itch and their Queensland Itch Hoods and Rugs help them lead a more comfortable life especially in the Summer months. To view a video of HorseWorld's itchy ponies modelling their Snuggy clothes CLICK HERE.
What is Queensland Itch?
Queensland Itch is caused by an allergic reaction to the bites of the Culicoides midge and, to a lesser extent, Simulium Equinum. At present there is no known cure for Queensland Itch. Once an equine develops the allergy it is generally affected every Spring, Summer and Autumn. There are two approaches to improving the comfort of an affected animal: to minimize the allergic reaction with corticosteroids, anti-histamines or soothing lotions or to minimise midge attack using a Queensland Itch Rug. The second method offers the most effective protection and avoids the need to use harsh chemicals, expensive repellents and messy oils or greases. The Snuggy Queensland Itch Rug has been approved by Veterinary professionals for the prevention of the midge bite allergic reaction.
The Snuggy Sweet Itch Rug is featured in Horse & Hound's "Best Sweet Itch Rugs Available"!