Summer Care

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

Insect repellents come in sprays, ointments, and wipes. Apply them according to the instructions to protect your horse from flying insects.

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Insect Control on Horse Farms

June 29, 2017

Discover options to help protect your horses from mosquitoes and other flying insects.... 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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How Can I Help a Sunburned Horse Feel Better?

May 23, 2017

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston shares how NSAIDs can help with painful sunburns and why talking to your vet first is important.... Read More

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Pintos, Paints, and Eye Pigmentation

May 22, 2017

Dr. Nicole Scherrer explains how natural pigmentation can help protect a horse's eyes from sunburn.... Read More

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How to Prevent Sunburn on a Horse's Nose and Lips

May 19, 2017

Dr. Nicole Scherrer offers recommendations to protect a horse's sensitive muzzle from UV light.... Read More

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Sunburn vs. Photosensitivity: What's the Difference?

May 18, 2017

Dr. Rose Nolen-Walston helps distinguish painful sunburn from potentially fatal photosensitivity.... Read More

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Burning Up: Photosensitization and Sunburn in Horses

May 11, 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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Protecting Horses From Sunburn and Photosensitivity

May 11, 2017

Do you have a horse with pink skin? Learn how to keep him from burning this summer. ... 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

"JR is a 20-year-old Quarter Horse, and if we do not put sun screen on his nose when he is in the sun, he gets bad sunburn," said Dianne Boothe. "We had to put him in this stall, which has an attached paddock (which is all shady) and this helps! It's when we go to shows that we have an issue."

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Help! My Horse is Sun-Sensitive Contest: Editors' Picks

September 13, 2016

Readers submitted stories and photos of their sun-sensitive horses. Discover how they protect their horses from the sun.... 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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Who Cares for Your Horse During Vacations?

June 17, 2016

Drs. Thunes and Denney-Jones and Michelle from The Horse discuss how horse owners can prepare for going out of town. ... 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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5 Ways to Prevent Sunburn in Horses

May 11, 2016

Use this cheat sheet to protect your horse from the sun's harmful UV rays. ... Read More