Heat Stress


Understanding Anhidrosis

September 04, 2015

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


Understanding Horses' Water Requirements

July 09, 2015

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


Poll Recap: It's Hot Outside!

June 16, 2015

More than half of the 1,474 respondents (761) said they do not ride their horses when it is warmer than 90 degrees.... Read More


10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 15, 2015

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


Summertime Shade and Shelter

June 05, 2015

Trees, sheds, and other structures can provide horses relief from wind, rain, heat, and more. Here's what to remember.... Read More


Fit for the Trail

March 24, 2015

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


Late Summer Heat Wave Could Stress Livestock

August 27, 2014

Regulating body temperature becomes difficult for horses when temperatures exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit. ... Read More


Developing the Sport Horse: The Importance of Hydration

August 19, 2014

Learn how heat and humidity can affect horses' ability to perform, and why water is important to keeping them healthy.... Read More


Take Precautions against Equine Heat Stress

July 25, 2014

Learn what steps to take to ensure your horses stay cool and comfortable when temperatures rise.... Read More


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


Understanding Electrolyte Formulas

July 02, 2011

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


Beat the Heat

July 01, 2011

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


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


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


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


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


Equine Heat Tolerance Parameters Examined in Study

August 26, 2009

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


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