Recent News for Seasonal Care

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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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How to Recognize and Help an Overheated Horse

August 12, 2013

What are some signs that a horse has overheated?... Read More

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Saratoga Taking Hot Weather Horse Health Precautions

July 19, 2013

Officials are taking additional precautions during the opening-day race card at Saratoga Race Course.... 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

At the BLM’s Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center outside Reno, Nev., a sprinkler attached to the panel of a large wild horse pen sprays water while horses eat in the distance.

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BLM Using Sprinklers to Mitigate Heat Wave's Effects

July 01, 2013

The BLM's Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center installed sprinklers to reduce heat levels in corrals. ... 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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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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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

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Cold Weather Leg Wrapping

April 02, 2013

Does wrapping the lower legs in the winter aid circulation and keep them warm?... Read More

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UK College of Agriculture Warns of Livestock Cold Stress

January 22, 2013

During extreme cold provide extra hay and ensure horses have shelter to get out of windy, damp weather.... 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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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2012

January 01, 2013

The staff at TheHorse.com tallied the most popular articles of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... 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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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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Cold-Weather Equine Ear Protection?

November 20, 2012

Do horses living outside need their ears protected during cold weather?... Read More

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Winterizing Horses

November 01, 2012

Take a few simple precautions and management approaches to help your horse weather winter safely.... 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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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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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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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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Weight Gain Challenges in Horses

March 01, 2012

I have a 24-year-old Quarter Horse mare that was diagnosed with navicular syn... Read More

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Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

January 07, 2012

Plan now to keep family, employees, and horses safe in a winter weather disaster. ... Read More