Summer Care

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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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Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

July 19, 2016

Find out the most important things to consider when caring for horses in extreme heat.... 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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Help Your Horse Beat the Heat

June 18, 2016

As tough as steamy summers can be on humans, they can be even harder on horses.... 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

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Infographic: Sunburn and Horses

April 13, 2016

Sun damage is serious in horses. In this infographic, find how to protect you pink-skinned horses from the sun.... Read More

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Horse Hydration FAQs

April 04, 2016

We consulted two equine nutritionists to answer your burning questions about equine hydration.... Read More

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Itchy Horses: Dealing With Seasonal Skin Issues

March 31, 2016

Equine skin issues can be difficult to manage. Find solutions for dealing with sweet itch, rain rot, and more!... Read More

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Study: Shelters Help Keep Flies at Bay

February 29, 2016

Researchers found providing a climate-appropriate shelter in the summer can provide horses with shade and insect relief.... Read More

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Heat Waves, Pollen Could Worsen Equine Asthma Signs

February 16, 2016

Asthmatic horses' clinical signs worsened when temperature and humidity increased suddenly, researchers found.... Read More

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Understanding Anhidrosis

September 04, 2015

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

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Four Tips to Help Your Horse Beat the Summer Heat

August 10, 2015

From providing water and electrolytes to monitoring the temperatures and riding accordingly, remember these top tips.... Read More

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Beating the Heat at Horse Shows

August 04, 2015

What steps do you take to keep horse and human safe and cool during summer?... Read More