Anhidrosis

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How to Recognize and Help an Overheated Horse

August 12, 2013

What are some signs that a horse has overheated?... 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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Complicated Equine Skin Diseases

March 23, 2012

Complicated and emerging equine skin disorders do exist, but they are rare, according to one researcher. ... Read More

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Anhidrosis Seminar Scheduled for May

May 10, 2011

Horse can develop anhidrosis, or non-sweating, at any point in their life, regardless of breed, age, or sex. Horses living in hot and humid climates are known to be at greater risk. The Sanctuary Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, located... Read More

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Hot Summer Tip: Pay Attention to Horse's Physical State

August 11, 2010

Summertime temperatures are running wild across the United States this week, with Oklahoma hitting approximately 105 degrees F, which is leading a number of equine owners to study their horse's heat tolerance with more than a little caution.... Read More

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American Humane Association Awards Grant for Horse Stall Fans

June 18, 2010

Beating the heat is the goal for Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP), and with a recent $2,000 grant from the American Humane Association's Meacham Foundation Memorial, the Purple Haze Center will accomplish just that. ... Read More

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Anhidrotic Horses -- New, More Accurate Risk Factors Found

June 03, 2010

Nearly 5,000 horses from 500 different farms helped identify anhidrosis factors for University of Florida researchers. Geography, breed, and use of horse were examined to determine factors for anhidrosis--the lack or decreased production of swe... 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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Anhidrosis: Should I Sweat It?

August 01, 2009

Anhidrosis, or nonsweating, is a poorly understood condition affecting thousands of horses worldwide. Horses are most commonly affected in areas with hot, humid climates, such as in the southeastern United States. Let's look at the causes of and... Read More

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'Soapy' Protein in Horse Sweat Evolved to Dissipate Heat

June 11, 2009

Latherin, a soaplike protein in horse sweat and saliva, helps spread sweat over the coat, maximizing evaporation of water for heat loss, and causing the foam that we see when horses sweat profusely. Latherin is also found in saliva, which might... Read More

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Anhidrosis: Altered Thyroid Function a Potential Contributor

February 28, 2009

Despite the fact that 20% of racehorses in the southern United States are affected by anhidrosis--the inability or decreased ability to sweat--the underlying causes of this medical condition remain unknown.

Sweating is the primary mean... Read More

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Equine Anhidrosis: Researcher's 'Sweat Equity' Led to New Test

September 28, 2008

Florida researcher Robert MacKay, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Florida, has developed a new means of assessing and quantifying quantifying clinical signs of horses tha... Read More

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Sweat Glands of Anhidrotic Horses -- Short Circuit Found

June 27, 2007

Results of a study performed by scientists at Glasgow Caledonian University and Michigan State University have revealed that the sweat glands of anhidrotic horses secrete chloride ions differently than normal horses--these chloride ions underpin the ... Read More

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Failure to Sweat

April 01, 2006

A horse in motion is a striking image: Vigorous, powerful, animated. In your mind's eye you can imagine his ears pricked forward, nostrils flared, limbs strumming the ground, streaks of sweat punctuating his rippling muscles. To create... Read More

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Anhidrosis Research Challenge Announced

May 01, 2001

An anonymous gift was recently announced by the American Quarter Horse Foundation that has the potential to raise $20,000 per year benefitting equine research and in particular anhidrosis.Anhidrosis, from the Greek meaning "without sweating," is... Read More

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Texas Horses Cooler Than Humans In Sweltering Heat At Racetracks

July 24, 1998

The United States is experiencing a record-setting summer, with temperatures in the Southwest topping the 100-degree mark day after day. The suspects among the causes of this heat streak range from global warming to La Niña,... Read More

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Skin Diseases in Horses

October 01, 1997

A horse's skin is vital to the animal's survival. It serves as its anatomical boundary and as the principal organ of communication between the horse and the environment in which it lives. As is the case with other body components, the skin of a... Read More

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No Sweat: Anhidrosis

July 01, 1997

Heat builds up rapidly in the body of an exercising horse and must be quickly dissipated if thermal injury is to be prevented. For the normal horse, this is not all that much of a problem. Like man, the horse cools its body by sweating, and this... Read More