Water & Electrolytes

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Does My Horse Drink or Urinate Too Much?

March 09, 2014

The possibility that a horse is drinking and/or urinating excessively is a common concern among horse owners.... Read More

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Readers Share Advice for Fighting Frozen Water Sources

February 24, 2014

Readers share their tips for keeping horses' water thawed during freezing temperatures. ... Read More

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Cold-Weather Horse Care: Tips to Remember

February 16, 2014

Some areas are bracing for more winter weather. Here are a few cold-weather horse care tips to remember. ... Read More

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Readers Share Winter Horse Care Tips

January 31, 2014

Horse owners from across the country share their winter horse care tips. ... Read More

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Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2013

January 31, 2014

Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, shares her picks for the top equine medicine studies of 2013.... Read More

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Horse Management Tips for Cold Temperatures

January 23, 2014

Bitter cold temperatures are sweeping the nation. Here are some tips for managing horses during cold weather.... Read More

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Five Tips to Keep Horses Healthier this Winter

January 09, 2014

Get tips from a veterinarian on keeping horses healthy and safe during the cold days of winter.... Read More

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Horses Require Extra Attention when Temperatures Plummet

January 03, 2014

With freezing temperatures comes the need for extra care and attention for horses and other equids. ... Read More

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Water Bucket Blues

December 26, 2013

Why do horses tip water buckets, defecate in waterers, and/or dip hay in their water?... Read More

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What Nutrients Does Your Horse Need?

December 05, 2013

A horse require specific nutrients that must be considered when developing his feeding program. ... Read More

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Drinking Water Temperature

November 28, 2013

Why might our horses drink from an ice cold creek or tank rather than from the heated water buckets?... Read More

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Chore-Efficient Winter Water Supply Ideas

November 06, 2013

Now is the time to evaluate how your watering system will work for you and your horse this winter. ... Read More

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Making Winter Manageable on the Farm

October 28, 2013

These preparations can help carry you and your horses through the cold, dark, and wet months ahead.... Read More

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Water: The Most Important Nutrient for Horses

October 06, 2013

As winter approaches, remember that horses require access to clean water at an appropriate temperature. ... Read More

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Encouraging Horses to Drink

September 16, 2013

How can I encourage my horse to drink? ... Read More

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Tevis Research Evaluates Horses' Blood Chloride Levels

July 16, 2013

Veterinarians are aiming to identify endurance horses in danger of metabolic failure during competition. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Readers Share Tips on Keeping Horses Cool

July 09, 2013

Of the 692 voters, 317 (46%) indicated the main cooling method they employ is providing ample shade.... Read More

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10 Summer Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

June 29, 2013

High temperatures and humidity can make caring for horses a challenging endeavor.... Read More

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Feed's Effect on Horses' Dehydration Response

June 17, 2013

A research team concluded that providing food without water can increase dehydration in horses.... Read More

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Monitor Horses Closely at Shows

June 16, 2013

Special attention to a horse's management and health program is a necessity during show season.... Read More

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Preventing Heat-Related Problems in Horses

June 07, 2013

Here are 10 tips--from keeping horses hydrated to limiting exercise--on preventing heat-related problems.... Read More

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Maintaining Hydration in Horses: The Roles of Water and Salt

June 03, 2013

Learn how to quench your horse’s thirst to avoid potentially dangerous scenarios, such as severe dehydration.... Read More

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New Method for Scoring Sweat Losses in Horses Proposed

May 13, 2013

Researchers believe different sweating patterns can help estimate how much sweat horses lose during exercise.... Read More

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Rolex Kentucky: Dehydration in Event Horses

April 26, 2013

Dr. Kent Allen describes addressing dehydration in event horses and preventing it in your own.... Read More

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Spring Horse Feeding Considerations

April 05, 2013

Consider your horse's diet when helping him make a smooth transition from winter to spring.... Read More