Water & Electrolytes

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Encouraging Horses to Drink

September 16, 2013

How can I encourage my horse to drink? ... Read More

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Tevis Research Evaluates Horses' Blood Chloride Levels

July 16, 2013

Veterinarians are aiming to identify endurance horses in danger of metabolic failure during competition. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Readers Share Tips on Keeping Horses Cool

July 09, 2013

Of the 692 voters, 317 (46%) indicated the main cooling method they employ is providing ample shade.... Read More

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10 Summer Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

June 29, 2013

High temperatures and humidity can make caring for horses a challenging endeavor.... Read More

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Feed's Effect on Horses' Dehydration Response

June 17, 2013

A research team concluded that providing food without water can increase dehydration in horses.... Read More

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Monitor Horses Closely at Shows

June 16, 2013

Special attention to a horse's management and health program is a necessity during show season.... Read More

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Preventing Heat-Related Problems in Horses

June 07, 2013

Here are 10 tips--from keeping horses hydrated to limiting exercise--on preventing heat-related problems.... Read More

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Maintaining Hydration in Horses: The Roles of Water and Salt

June 03, 2013

Learn how to quench your horse’s thirst to avoid potentially dangerous scenarios, such as severe dehydration.... Read More

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New Method for Scoring Sweat Losses in Horses Proposed

May 13, 2013

Researchers believe different sweating patterns can help estimate how much sweat horses lose during exercise.... Read More

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Rolex Kentucky: Dehydration in Event Horses

April 26, 2013

Dr. Kent Allen describes addressing dehydration in event horses and preventing it in your own.... Read More

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Spring Horse Feeding Considerations

April 05, 2013

Consider your horse's diet when helping him make a smooth transition from winter to spring.... Read More

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Encouraging Cold Weather Water Consumption

January 08, 2013

Is it a good idea to add a little salt to your horses' diet in the winter to get them to drink more water?... Read More

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Preventing Fall and Winter Colic

December 11, 2012

Paying attention to equine management can go a long way to decrease colic incidence.... Read More

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Winter Horse Care Tips for Owners

November 23, 2012

Horses can live outside in comfort year round with a few amenities provided by their owners.... Read More

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Tips for Managing Horses in Winter to Avoid Colic

November 21, 2012

Making diet changes slowly, ensuring water intake, and keeping horses moving can help reduce colic risk.... Read More

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Fluoridated Water and Horses

October 14, 2012

Studies are needed to determine safe limits of fluoride in feed and water for horses.... Read More

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Antioxidant Status in Three-Day Eventing Horses Studied

September 07, 2012

A recent study shows that antioxidant levels appear to be challenged during the competition.... Read More

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Equine Electrolytes, Exercise, and the Heat

August 21, 2012

Always ensure horses are consuming their baseline sodium, potassium, and chloride requirements each day.... Read More

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Managing Horses During Drought

July 04, 2012

Drought conditions pose unique health care and management challenges for horse owners.... Read More

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Electrolyte Use in Performance Horses

July 03, 2012

Electrolytes can help increase equine performance when supplementing a balanced diet.... 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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Caring for the Disciplines, Part 3: Trail and Endurance

July 01, 2012

Attention to conditioning and minimizing wear and tear can help horses stay on the trail for years to come.... 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

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Seven Mules, Two Horses Die at California National Park

June 12, 2012

The animals died after a watering system malfunctioned, leaving them without an adequate water supply.... Read More

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Customizing Senior Horse Diets

June 07, 2012

Appropriate forage, forage alternatives, and/or concentrates can keep aged horses at a healthy body condition.... Read More