Summer Care

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Burning Up: Photosensitization and Sunburn in Horses

September 07, 2017

Some horses are vulnerable to sun damage. Here's what to watch for and how to protect against it. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Hot-Weather Horse Transport Concerns

August 08, 2017

Of the 502 poll respondents, 224 (45%) said their biggest concern is keeping horses from overheating in the trailer.... Read More

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How Can I Keep My Senior Horse With PPID Cool?

July 26, 2017

An owner seeks advice on managing a senior horse with Cushing's disease during a heat wave.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Beating the Heat in Horse Barns

July 25, 2017

Of the 630 respondents, 323 (51%) said they use fans to keep horse barns cool during the summer.... Read More

Mosquitoes and gnats are poor fliers, so using a barn fan can produce enough breeze to disrupt them. Warning! To prevent electrical barn fires, make sure to use fans intended for outdoor/agricultural applications.

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As Summer Heats Up, Keep Horses Cool

July 19, 2017

Keep your horse happy, healthy, and in the game with these health and management tips.... Read More

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Helping Horses in Hot Weather

July 16, 2017

Washington State University vets say Inland Northwest owners should watch horses carefully as temperatures rise.... 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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Horse Hydration FAQs

July 09, 2017

We consulted two equine nutritionists to answer your burning questions about equine hydration.... Read More

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Help Your Horse Beat the Heat

July 04, 2017

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

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Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

June 24, 2017

Find out the most important things to consider when caring for horses 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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Heat Advisory for Horses

June 16, 2017

Veterinarians from UC Davis offer 10 important tips to prevent heat-related problems in horses:... 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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10 Sun Resources on TheHorse.com

May 11, 2017

Long sunny days can mean bad news for horses at risk for sunburn, and it's up to you to protect them.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Sun Protection for Horses

May 09, 2017

Of the 529 respondents, 154 said they apply sunscreen and/or zinc oxide cream to protect their horses from sunburn.... Read More

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Drink Up! Water Consumption in Horses

August 06, 2016

A lack of water in your horse's diet can have serious consequences. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 09, 2016

Water is one of the essential nutrients a horse needs to perform a number of life-support functions.... Read More

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The Hydrated Horse

June 19, 2016

How important is water in your horse's diet? Learn why you need to keep your equid well-hydrated.... Read More

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Infographic: Rain Rot

May 25, 2016

Learn about this frustrating contagious equine skin disease and how to prevent its spread.... Read More

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Infographic: Sunburn and Horses

April 13, 2016

Sun damage is serious in horses. In this infographic, find how to protect you pink-skinned horses from the sun.... Read More

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Study: Shelters Help Keep Flies at Bay

February 29, 2016

Researchers found providing a climate-appropriate shelter in the summer can provide horses with shade and insect relief.... Read More

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Heat Waves, Pollen Could Worsen Equine Asthma Signs

February 16, 2016

Asthmatic horses' clinical signs worsened when temperature and humidity increased suddenly, researchers found.... Read More

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Understanding Anhidrosis

September 04, 2015

Learn more about this potentially dangerous condition and how to manage it. ... Read More

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Four Tips to Help Your Horse Beat the Summer Heat

August 10, 2015

From providing water and electrolytes to monitoring the temperatures and riding accordingly, remember these top tips.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Electrolytes for Horses

July 07, 2015

Of the 804 respondents, 429 said they give their horses electrolytes year-round, after hard work, or during the summer.... Read More