Thermoregulation & Body Temperature

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Researchers Study Owners' Blanketing, Clipping Knowledge

September 28, 2017

Half the owners didn't understand equine thermoregulation, including horses' bodily response to clipping and blanketing.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Summer Horse Health Challenges

July 11, 2017

Of the 250 respondents, 110 (44%) said their biggest challenge in the summer is keeping horses cool in extreme heat.... Read More

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Anhidrosis in Horses

June 19, 2017

Our equine nutritionist and physiology expert offers advice on managing horses that have stopped sweating.... Read More

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Summer Horse Health Tips

June 13, 2017

Remember these pointers to help ensure your summer riding season is fun and safe. ... Read More

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Desert Horse-Keeping

May 10, 2017

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More

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Physiology of Equine Aging

April 28, 2017

Rutgers researchers have gained a better understanding of how horses' bodies change as they age. Here's what we know.... Read More

Blackfoot Mystery had a fast and clean cross-country run en route to finishing 5th at the 2016 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. The result would help team selectors choose him to accompany Martin to the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Behind the Scenes With a Four-Star Eventing Barn

April 27, 2017

Catch a ride with eventer Boyd Martin and find out what it takes to prepare high-performance horses for competition.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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Dipyrone Might Be Effective for Reducing Fever in Horses

March 04, 2017

Currently, there are no medications approved by the FDA to control fever in horses.... Read More

Mari puts a cotton scrim sheet on Posey and hand walks her while she dries. Doing so keeps the mare clean and prevents her from rolling while wet. Tip: Avoid using new sheets in bold colors on light colored horses, such as grays or pintos. The sheet’s color can bleed and stain the horse’s coat.

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What's so Cool About Coolers?

February 22, 2017

Find out why using coolers on horses post-exercise makes good sense.... Read More

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Cold Weather and Fresh Horses

January 26, 2017

Why do horses act "fresh" when it's cold outside? An equine behaviorist investigates. ... Read More

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Fit for the Trail

December 07, 2016

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More

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Horse Blanketing FAQs

October 18, 2016

On or off? Hot or cold? Lightweight or heavyweight? We'll answer these questions and more. ... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

July 15, 2016

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

WCVM student Jacqueline Harrison learning how to bleed a horse with the help of her summer project supervisor Dr. Stacy Anderson.

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Temperature and Equine Inflammation: Is There a Link?

March 25, 2016

A vet student shares her experience studying equine neutrophil function at various incubation temperatures.... Read More

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Trailering Safely in Winter Weather

January 27, 2016

Our panelists share their expertise on hauling horses during winter weather.... Read More

A quarter sheet keeps a horse—especially if he's body clipped or regularly blanketed—from getting cold during warm-up under saddle. Quarter sheets are usually made of wool or fleece.

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Should a Body-Clipped Horse Warm Up in a Quarter Sheet?

January 25, 2016

Our panelists discuss the benefits and uses of a wool or fleece quarter sheet.... Read More

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What You Need to Know About Blanketing

November 06, 2015

Does your horse need a blanket? Many don't. But if your horse does, here's a quick guide to selecting the right one.... Read More

A quarter sheet keeps a horse—especially if he's body clipped or regularly blanketed—from getting cold during warm-up under saddle. Quarter sheets are usually made of wool or fleece.

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How Do I Keep a Sweaty Horse Warm in Winter After Riding?

February 20, 2015

Horses for Clean Water's Alayne Blickle offers tips for helping a horse dry off and cool out after winter riding.... Read More

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Winter Weather and Senior Horses: In or Out?

January 13, 2015

Do your older horses stay inside or outside when the temperatures plummet and inclement weather sets in?... Read More

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is Cold?

January 12, 2015

Dr. Nancy Loving shares signs that a horse is cold and lets you know how to keep him warm.... Read More

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Winter Horse and Barn Care

December 18, 2014

Learn about keeping your horses healthy and barn safe during the cold winter months.... Read More

Horses require more calories to stay warm during cold weather, and digestion aids in thermoregulation. Ample access to forage, such as free-fed hay, helps horses keep warm during chilly winter days.

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Winter Horse Keeping

October 29, 2014

Use these tips to keep your horse healthy during the winter months.... Read More

Lyall submitted this image of her mare’s unusual sweat pattern.

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Uneven Sweating and Intermittent Lameness in a Horse

May 20, 2014

What could cause an unusual sweat pattern and occasional lameness in a horse? ... Read More

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Could Eye Temperature Help Detect Stress in Horses?

December 13, 2013

Can you see stress in your horse's eyes? It's possible if you've got an infrared thermographic camera.... Read More

Researchers believe the revived quagga, seen here in a London zoo in 1870, could offer scientists some exciting equine research opportunities.

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Extinct Zebra Subspecies Could Aid Equine Research

September 21, 2013

This revived species could offer scientists some exciting equine research opportunities.... Read More