Managing and Feeding Horses to Maintain Health In Hot & Humid Weather
For the Southern States of the USA, summer can be a challenging time for horse owners. High temperatures, strong sun and high humidity means horses have to use more energy just to maintain their normal body temperature at rest. When exercising their ability to control their body temperature is greatly reduced as evaporation of sweat, the horse's main strategy for controlling its body temperature, is reduced. Sweating leads to loss of water and electrolytes and dehydration, which can in turn increase the risk of impaction colic, worsen . . .