Thermoregulation & Body Temperature

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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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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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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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Desert Horse-Keeping

May 10, 2017

From hydration to irrigation, learn how to combat challenges that come with caring for horses in arid climates. ... Read More

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Physiology of Equine Aging

April 28, 2017

Rutgers researchers have gained a better understanding of how horses' bodies change as they age. Here's what we know.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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Dipyrone Might Be Effective for Reducing Fever in Horses

March 04, 2017

Currently, there are no medications approved by the FDA to control fever in horses.... Read More

Mari puts a cotton scrim sheet on Posey and hand walks her while she dries. Doing so keeps the mare clean and prevents her from rolling while wet. Tip: Avoid using new sheets in bold colors on light colored horses, such as grays or pintos. The sheet’s color can bleed and stain the horse’s coat.

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What's so Cool About Coolers?

February 22, 2017

Find out why using coolers on horses post-exercise makes good sense.... Read More

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Cold Weather and Fresh Horses

January 26, 2017

Why do horses act "fresh" when it's cold outside? An equine behaviorist investigates. ... Read More

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Fit for the Trail

December 07, 2016

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

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Horse Blanketing FAQs

October 18, 2016

On or off? Hot or cold? Lightweight or heavyweight? We'll answer these questions and more. ... Read More

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My Horse Has a Fever: Now What?

July 15, 2016

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More

WCVM student Jacqueline Harrison learning how to bleed a horse with the help of her summer project supervisor Dr. Stacy Anderson.

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Temperature and Equine Inflammation: Is There a Link?

March 25, 2016

A vet student shares her experience studying equine neutrophil function at various incubation temperatures.... Read More

Lyall submitted this image of her mare’s unusual sweat pattern.

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Uneven Sweating and Intermittent Lameness in a Horse

May 20, 2014

What could cause an unusual sweat pattern and occasional lameness in a horse? ... Read More

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Could Eye Temperature Help Detect Stress in Horses?

December 13, 2013

Can you see stress in your horse's eyes? It's possible if you've got an infrared thermographic camera.... Read More

Researchers believe the revived quagga, seen here in a London zoo in 1870, could offer scientists some exciting equine research opportunities.

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Extinct Zebra Subspecies Could Aid Equine Research

September 21, 2013

This revived species could offer scientists some exciting equine research opportunities.... Read More

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Body Heat and Thermal-Neutral Temperature

November 27, 2012

What is a thermal-neutral temperature?... Read More

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Clipping, Blankets Helpful in Cold-Weather Exercise Recovery

August 24, 2012

Clipped horses achieved faster post-exercise recovery than unclipped horses when working in cold temperatures.... Read More

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Domestic Equids Can Still 'Chill' Like Their Ancestors

April 24, 2012

New research indicates horses can slow body processes to conserve energy when environmental factors dictate.... 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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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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Turn Down the Heat!

July 22, 2011

Someone turned up the heat and humidity this week, which resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 beef cattle... 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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Thermographic Eye Thermometers for Horses

April 08, 2011

A horse's body temperature can indicate everything from an internal ailment (such as colic) to an infectious disease to hypothermia. Or it can simply confirm that a horse is healthy and ready for action. While most owners and veterinarians step to ... 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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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