Heat stress is a concern for horses that are older, out of shape or obese. Young foals can also experience heat stress due to hydration. To avoid heat stress, it is a good idea to make some adjustments to your schedule while also being continually aware of your horse’s condition.
Perhaps the simplest and most important step you can take to keep your horse healthy during the summer is to ensure you are providing free and easy access to clean water throughout the day. But how much water is enough and how do you keep it clean?
How Much Water Should I Provide?
With the warmer summer months just around the corner, it is a good time to look at ways to keep your horse cool and safe from heat-related illnesses. In this three-part series, we will look at simple steps you can take this summer to keep your horse healthy.
As a horse owner, it is important for you to know some basics about horse health and how to recognize when problems arise. Of course, in order to know if something is wrong, you need to know what things look like when they are right.
Diarrhea in horses is typically a sign of some other underlying problem. In addition, diarrhea can cause additional problems for your horse, such as dehydration. Therefore, in order to ensure the proper treatment is put in place, it is important to recognize even mild forms of diarrhea as well as what may be causing it in your horses. Read More