The Snuggy Udder Cover offers extra coverage of the udder area for mares. This is a unique product - Snuggy Hoods were the first to offer an 'udder protector', which has been successfully used over the last 10+ years all over the World. The Udder Cover protects the sensitive udder area of mare from flies, midges, other biting insects and harmful UV rays. This is particularly beneficial to mares that suffer from Sweet Itch or other allergies. Many customers also use the Udder Cover to protect sarcoids from flies and also help manage other skin conditions.
The Snuggy Udder Cover has been designed specifically and successfully trialled for use with either the the Sweet Itch Rug or Bug Body. Made from the same clever fabric, this Udder Cover is a separate piece so can be removed for regular washing and attaches to the rug with strong hook & loop fastenings. A Summer essential for those severe sufferers.
CLICK HERE to check out the Udder Cover product video.
During a sale/offer or discount period, customers are asked to add the appropriate attachments to their basket. If this is not done, you will simply receive an attachments pack with instructions leaflet, to enable you to add the necessary attachments yourself.
Fitting advice - this product must be a close tight fit !! Straps must pull up between hind legs fastening high up either side the tail. If rug is either too long or straps are too long the sheath cover will collect urine/droppings. Any concerns, check with us first, sending photos for us to check
Rug size - UC size
4'6-5'3 - XS
5'3-5'6 - S
5'9-6' - M
6'3 - 6'9 - L
6'9 ++ - XL
Sizes - XS to XL - see size guide tab for further information. If you require help with sizing please contact us.
Colours - Beige, Brown & Haint Blue
For additional coverage Front Leg Covers can be purchased and also the extremely popular Sheath Cover for geldings/stallions.
PLEASE NOTE - The Udder Cover is intended for use with the Sweet Itch Rug or Bug Body. We cannot guarantee that the Udder Cover will attach to or be effective if attached to any other design of rug.
Check out the Snuggy Hoods Sweet Itch information video HERE.
What is Sweet Itch?
Sweet 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 Sweet 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 Sweet 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 Sweet Itch Rug has been approved by Veterinary professionals for the prevention of the midge bite allergic reaction.