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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Summer's Here: Hot Weather Care for Horses

Written by Hayley Donahue, DVM


Owners need to consider management practices needed to help their horses get through the hot weather. It is important to understand the normal physiology of the horse when exercised in hot or humid weather. During exercise the body generates heat faster than at rest. A large percentage of the stored energy used by the body during physical activity is converted to heat rather than motion.

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