The benefit of horse housing might be obvious during cold winter months, but what about during sun-filled summer days?
The heat can play havoc with your horse's health. It can result in dehydration, lethargy, and general malaise. Severe heat stress can result in diarrhea and even colic. In a release issued July 1, Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, an emergency critical care veterinarian at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton...
As temperatures drop, horse owners should begin to make changes in their horse's feeding program in preparation for winter. But what alterations are needed? Here are some points to consider when preparing to adjust a nutrition program for the colder weather.
Experience and instinct tell us to condition older horses carefully, keeping a close eye on how they handle their workouts. A team of researchers at Rutgers University confirmed these instincts when they examined senior horses' propensity for developing hyperthermia, or elevated body temperature, when exercising.
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