April 01, 2000
With the summer months approaching, it is time for a refresher on the impact of the warmer environmental conditions on your horse. Warmer temperatures and high relative humidity place added stress on horses during exercise because of their... Read More
August 06, 1999
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service advises animal owners to be aware of the daily temperature and its effect on their animals, especially when transporting them.... Read More
July 01, 1999
Anyone who has worked or played in high heat knows how exhausting it can be.Â High, fluid-sapping desert heat can drain you in no time as you sweat away volumes of fluids and electrolytes. Then thereâ€™s the suppressive, sweaty,... Read More
October 16, 1998
The 1996 Summer Olympics may be over, but a success story involving veterinary medicine and horses that went virtually unnoticed then has had a lasting impact.
Despite the heat and humidity... Read More
July 24, 1998
The United States is experiencing a record-setting summer, with temperatures in the Southwest topping the 100-degree mark day after day. The suspects among the causes of this heat streak range from global warming to La Niña,... Read More
July 01, 1998
Q: With summer upon us, I am concerned about exercising my horse in hot weather. What can I do to make sure my horse is properly cooled out? Are there steps I can take before, during, and after exercise? ... Read More
November 01, 1997
Not all horses are alike in their needs for electrolyte replacement after strenuous exertion. Some deplete the... Read More
Q. I live in Northern Illinois where the summers can be very hot and humid. Where is the best place for a horse during the hottest part of the day--in a barn with fans or outside? We are on a hill, so we usually have a brisk breeze.