Signs of Heat Stress in Horses

Horses have a natural ability to handle extreme temperatures when kept within the upper and lower limits of their comfort zone, known as the “thermoneutral zone.” This means horses can maintain a normal body temperature without expending excess energy for heat dissipation or generation when the temperatures are between 40 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. When temperatures are hotter than 80 degrees, horses will likely begin to encounter heat stress.  How can you tell if your horse […]

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Avoiding Anhidrosis: How to Manage Heat Stress in your Horse

As summer rolls on, temperatures are heating up around the country. Envision yourself out riding with a friend on a hot day. After working awhile, her horse has formed a thick foam under the reins, saddle pad, between his hind legs, and is dripping from his belly. Your horse, on the other hand, is mostly […]

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Deworming Your Horse 101: Preventing Parasitic Colic

The first day of spring is just around the corner, which means more time at the barn, riding outside, horse shows and vital barn-management practices like deworming your horse. Deworming your horse strategically is essential to maintaining good health. Not only does the risk of colic increase with parasite burden, but these tiny worms also […]

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How to Mitigate the Risk of Post-Foaling Colic

We know that with a change in routine, the microbiota of the equine gut will change as well, causing a shift that can sometimes lead to colic. Often, we recognize those “changes” as a long haul in the trailer, a hard day of competition or the wrong feed being given to your horse. While these […]

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