heat stroke

What Are Symptoms, Treatments For Heat Stroke In Horses?

Heat stroke in horses occurs when a horse is asked to exert a lot of energy in excessively hot or humid conditions. In this type of weather, a horse cannot lose body heat rapidly enough to cool himself off and his temperature can rise rapidly. Also called hyperthermia, this condition is considered an emergency and […]

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Equine Advice For Dealing With Hot Summer Temperatures

Though most horses adjust readily to hot summers days with high humidity, it’s important to keep an eye on how each horse is handling the warmer temps and to make adjustments as necessary. Keeping tabs on vital signs, weather forecasts and horse behavior can help avert potential heat-related complications, reports The Horse. During hot weather, […]

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UC Davis Posts Heat Advisory For Horses In Region

Temperatures have been approaching record highs throughout the country the past few weeks, especially in the western portion of the United States. ┬áIn an effort to help horse owners stay mindful of how the rising temperatures could impact their horses, the College of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis posted an advisory outlining ways they can […]

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Catch A Glimpse ‘In Good Order’ Following Nassau Incident, Will Have Time Off

Windways Farm, Gary Barber, and Michael James Ambler’s Catch A Glimpse provided fans with quite a scare in Saturday’s G2 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine, but bloodhorse.com reports that she was doing well on Sunday morning. The daughter of City Zip was just off the pace in the one mile turf contest when, nearing the half-mile […]

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The Heat Is On: Keeping Horses Safe In Summer Temperatures

Horses can face a variety of heat-induced maladies in the summer, whether they are turned out all day or asked to exert themselves in very warm weather. The primary concern for horses in the summer is heat exhaustion. Heat exhaustion occurs when a horse becomes weak and tired because of increased body temperature and dehydration. […]

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