Are hot summer days a danger to your horse? Heat stroke, also known as heat exhaustion and hyperthermia, is something all horse owners should be aware of. But how do you know if your horse is suffering from heat stroke?
The signs of heat exhaustion are:
If you believe your horse is suffering from heat stroke, CALL YOUR VET IMMEDIATELY. Move your horse to a cool, shaded area. Hose your horse off with cold water, or use a bucket full of ice water. A fan can also help cool off your horse, especially after being hosed down.
Proper management can help avoid heat exhaustion in horses. I hope this article will make you well prepared to be on the lookout for this summertime risk.
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