Heat Stress

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10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 20, 2014

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares 10 tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More

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Transporting Your Horse to a Warmer Climate

April 06, 2014

Here's what to to consider when moving horses to hot places, from new feed options to a risk of hyperthermia.... Read More

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Health Concerns Related to Equine Obesity

February 11, 2014

Obesity is a serious health condition, but many owners still look at a fat pony and think how cute it is.... Read More

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Tips for Guarding Against Heat Stress in Horses

May 18, 2013

Identify and address the early stages of heat stress in horses before heat stroke develops.... Read More

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Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 01, 2012

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

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Livestock Heat-Stress Emergency Issued as High Temps Persist

June 27, 2012

High temperatures and dry conditions cause a livestock heat stress emergency warning to be issued.... Read More

Hosing your horse off with cold water is a good way to help them stay cool in the hot summer months.

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Hot Weather Calls for Cool Care of Your Horse

July 31, 2011

For riding enthusiasts, summertime necessitates paying extra attention to your horse's physical needs.... Read More

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Older Horses: Decreased Thermoregulation During Exercise

July 25, 2011

Senior horses have a propensity for developing hyperthermia, or elevated body temperature, when exercising.... Read More

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Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

July 13, 2011

Find out what the most important things to consider are when caring for horses in extreme heat.... Read More

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Summer Horse Housing: Barn or Pasture with Shade?

July 06, 2011

Where is the best place for a horse during the hottest part of a summer day--in a barn with fans or outside?... Read More

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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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Kentucky's Livestock Get Early Dose of Heat Stress

June 24, 2011

Kentucky's livestock are dealing with heat stress conditions earlier than usual. ... Read More

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Summer Riding: When the Rider is Hot, the Horse is Hotter

July 08, 2010

A hot humid day. One rider. One horse. Both exercise at a moderate level. Who is more likely to overheat?... 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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Tips for Safe Horse Transport during Hot Weather

August 27, 2009

Hot weather can pose serious health problems for horses, including dehydration, heatstroke, and exhaustion. ... Read More

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Equine Heat Tolerance Parameters Examined in Study

August 26, 2009

Brazilian researchers are working towards understanding heat tolerance in horses.... Read More

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Equine Vet Receives ACVIM Award for Professional Excellence

July 16, 2009

Susan White, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, professor emerita at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, was recently awarded the Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence at the 2009 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine... Read More

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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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Hot Weather Horse Care Review

June 26, 2009

A gathering of different summer horse health articles to help you battle the heat.... 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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Keeping Horses Cool

June 01, 2009

Heat and humidity are major concerns for the horse since heat-related illness can be dangerous--even fatal. ... Read More

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Emergency Care at Endurance Events

March 14, 2009

Endurance rides are often held in wilderness areas without good road access, posing a challenge when trying to reach a horse in distress. A Treatment Veterinarian should be equipped with sufficient horsepower (vehicle, ATV, or horse) to reach a horse... Read More

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AAEP 2008: Olympic Veterinary Care

February 10, 2009

What's it like to be an equine veterinarian behind the scenes at the Olympic Games? Horse owners got to hear about the experience at the Healthy Horses Workshop of the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention (held Dec. 6-10... Read More