Water & Electrolytes

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Understanding Electrolyte Formulas

July 02, 2011

Proper electrolyte balance and hydration should be a main priority for horse owners. In stressful situations, ... Read More

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Beat the Heat

July 01, 2011

As tough as steamy summers can be on humans, they can be even tougher on horses.... Read More

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Feeding to Prevent Colic

July 01, 2011

Horses are more prone to digestive upset than other domestic animals because of how their GI tract functions. ... Read More

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Digestive Health Through the Seasons

June 24, 2011

With a little forethought you can maintain that all-important digestive health throughout the year.... Read More

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Electrolyte Primer

April 01, 2011

Not every horse requires electrolyte supplementation to regulate water content in the body, but some do. ... Read More

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How to Clean/Disinfect Water Buckets and Troughs

March 15, 2011

Learn how to make sure your horse has a clean, safe drink of water when he needs it.... Read More

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Battling Dehydration in Horses with Hypertonic Saline (AAEP 2010)

March 14, 2011

When horses have hemorrhaged or have experienced fluid losses from dehydration, they can end up in a dangerous state of low blood volume, called hypovolemia. Veterinarians use hypertonic saline to restore blood pressure while administering additional... Read More

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Electrolytes: Readers Split on Supplementing Horses' Water

February 08, 2011

TheHorse.com asked, "Do you supplement your horse's diet with electrolytes?"... Read More

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Horse Health Recommendations for Extreme Winter Conditions

February 04, 2011

Dr. Pamela Wilkins offers these recommendations for horse safety in extreme winter conditions.... Read More

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Cold Weather Colic in Horses

January 28, 2011

Cold winds and changing winter weather might not seem like contributing factors for equine colic; however, these conditions can foster changes in routine and eating habits that could affect your horse's well-being. "A common wintertime equine health ... Read More

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Keeping Water Warm in Winter: Readers Share Tips

November 23, 2010

Nearly 900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, " How do you keep your horses' water in the barn from freezing during the winter?"... Read More

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Cold Weather Diets

November 12, 2010

While young or old horses might need feed changes, healthy horses usually tolerate winter weather.... Read More

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Water Quality Testing

October 26, 2010

Your horse's water can be tested for physical/physiochemical properties, excessive nutrients, or toxicity. ... Read More

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Pony Rescued After Falling into Well

May 20, 2010

All's well that ends well, and so it is for Cherrios, a pony who tumbled 50 feet deep into a well on May 18 and is cheerfully running around again today with his pasturemates.

"He's a very playful pony, and he probably a... Read More

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Twelve New Equine Fact Sheets Available From TheHorse.com

May 12, 2010

This week TheHorse.com has launched 12 free, handy Fact Sheets on topics of interest to hands-on horse owners. These are invaluable additions to the more than 30 widely acclaimed Fact Sheets that TheHorse.com launched in 2009...... Read More

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Electrolytes

May 11, 2010

Loss of electrolytes has far-reaching consequences, impacting virtually all of the horse's body systems.... Read More

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Anhidrosis in Horses

April 19, 2010

Anhidrosis: About 5-10% of horses are unable to sweat, which means they do not perform well as athletes.... Read More

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Trailering Anxiety or Heat?

October 01, 2009

My 24-year-old Arab gelding recently came off the trailer very sweaty and with tremors in his muscles...... Read More

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Donated Water Troughs Aid Moroccan Cart Horses

August 13, 2009

Cart horses, mules, and donkeys working in the Moroccan city of Marrakech are now able to stay hydrated throughout their hot days on the job, thanks to the donation of nine water troughs by the Society for the Protection of Animals... Read More

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Poll: Readers Dish the Salt

July 18, 2009

More than 1,600 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What types of salt block do your horses use?"

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Ranch Hand Arrested in Texas Horse Deaths

July 13, 2009

A ranch worker was arrested on multiple animal cruelty counts for the heat-related deaths of 11 horses in Weatherford, Texas.  

Parker County law enforcement... Read More

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11 Horses Die in Texas Pasture, Heat and Dehydration Cited

July 08, 2009

Equipment failure and employee negligence are being blamed for the heat-related deaths of 11 horses in Weatherford, Texas, last week.

Parker County animal control authorities discovered the horses on July 1 after a tipster reported a... Read More

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Researchers Examine Oral Acetate for Equine Exercise Recovery

June 15, 2009

An inaugural study has found that a sodium acetate electrolyte solution given orally with a typical hay and grain meal following exercise enhanced skeletal muscle metabolism to restore depleted glycogen (energy) sources.... Read More

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Water: The Overlooked Nutrient

May 17, 2009

Water is vital for the health of horses; as such they should have access to it at all times.... Read More

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Barn-O-Matic

February 01, 2009

The latest models of automated waterers and feeders can take some of the work out of horsekeeping, and automatic stall cleaners can even minimize your time wielding a pitchfork!

Finding it difficult to schedule enough... Read More