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Grasmilben beim Pferd  Grass Mites on Horses

The infestation caused by grass mites practically always triggers an extremely strong itching on the horse. This itching is caused by mites, for example, the grass mite. The grass mite is also known under the name of autumn mites, or autumn grass mites. The infestation of grass mites on horses is widely spread all over the world. On our latitudes, the mite infestation from grass mites on the horses usually occurs during the summer months from July to October. The grass mites and the autumn grass mites love the low vegetation and mostly occur on pastures and meadows.


Grasmilben beim Pferd  Grass Mites on Horses – Facts 

How do you recognize the grass mites on the horses?
The larvae of the grass mite, or autumn grass mite, which affects our horses are up to 0.3 millimetres large and of orange colour. Adult grass mites, or autumn grass mites are about 2 millimetres in size. 

How does the grass mites get to the horseback?
The grass mite, or the autumn grass mite, lays its eggs on blades of grass and on mosses. As soon as the larvae of the grass mite is hatched, it climbs on blades of grass and other plants, and wait in a 5 cm to 20 cm height, on the lookout for a potential host. 
When a horse (cat or human being) walks through the grass, the grass mite quickly jumps onto its body. As soon as the horse is infected with the grass mite, or the autumn grass mite, the mite will bite into the skin of the horse with its mouth brushes and release a saliva secretion, which dissolves into the lower skin layers. The grass mite and autumn grass mite nourishes themselves by these dissolved cell juices. The larvae of the grass mite remain on the horse for only a few hours and drops off when the sucking is done. 

How does the itching on the horse develop from a mite infection?
The larvae of the grass mite, or the autumn grass mite, leaves a saliva secret on the horse, which triggers an extremely strong itching after app. 24 hours. 
At this point, the larvae of the grass mite is usually no longer on the horse but have already dropped off after it has done its sucking. Even a bite point is usually hard to spot, because the larvae of the grass mites only penetrate a fraction of a millimetre into the upper skin layers of the horse. In contrast to a mosquito bite, the itching on the horse lasts between 10 and 14 days when bitten by the grass mite, or the autumn grass mite and it can also trigger an allergic reaction in the horse. Since the horse constantly tries to scratch itself after the mite bite, bacterial inflammation can also occur.

Highly effective remedies against mite infestations on the horses:

Mite remedy for horses
Stops itching and destroys fungus and mites

Surface disinfection for up to 7 days
prevents bacteria and viruses and mites

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Grasmilben beim Pferd  Grass Mites on Horses – Mite Attack Treatment

The special remedy for treatment of grass mite infestations on horses is produced by peticare® with a completely new molecular technology. The active ingredients are incorporated into a minute, porous and homogeneous structure (matrix). In contract to more conventional products, adjuvants are embedded into the matrix, which ensure that the matrix releases the active ingredients slowly and evenly over a period of up to 24 hours. Due to the depot effect, the active substances are stored and not released at once. The retard effect ensures a delayed release of the active ingredients, thus achieving a long-term effect and disinfection, which is distinct to other conventional products. 

The antibacterial and antimicrobial ingredients are released over a period of up to 24 hours, to effectively stop the itching and promote healing, as well as prevention against bacteria and viruses. 

In comparison, more conventional remedies against grass mites or autumn grassmites on horses will only stop the itching superficially for a few minutes and does not have the long-disinfection effect either. 

The technological integration of the active ingredients into a depot and the relayed release over a steady period of time ensures that the disinfection effect last for up to 24 hours. This makes the peticare® animal care products a safe treatment of mites on horses. All mites on the horse are destroyed and the itching is stopped immediately.


Mite Remedy against Grass Mites on Horses
• Immediately stops the itching
• Treats mite infestation, fungus and scab
• Cortisone free guarantee
• No antibiotic, guarantee
• Depot remedy (matrix)
• Retard remedy (delayed release)
• Anti micmicrobial and antibacterial effect
• Biologically degradable
• Long-term effect (up to 24 hours)
• Also used for foals and pregnant mares
• Safe use for humans and animals.

• Minimum 12 month shelf life
• peticare release system (PRS).

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the correct treatment of grass mites on horses:
• What is the right treatment of grass mites?
• How do you treat grass mites on horses?
• How do you treat autumn grass mites?
• What makes peticare® so unique?
• What is the right remedy for a mite infection?
• What kind of remedies are available for the treatment of grass mites?
• Where can I get help with mite infection?
​• Is there a guide about grass mites
• Who has experience with grass mites on horses?


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