The sweet itch rug covers the horse on most places so it will protect the horse from mosquito stings. This means there will be less chance on the arising of sweet itch. The rug has to be worn 24-hours a day except during riding. Next to the protection from insects the rug also protects from sunshine. The rug is made of 100% polyester and has plastic fittings. The material is strong, elastic, breathable, fast drying and machine washable at 30°C. The rug provides a perfect fit and gives full freedom of movement. Matches the Premiere sweet itch hood, article 375102.