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Help horses keep their cool

As the weather heats up, so do the chances your horses may fall victim to heat stress.
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When does heat stress occur?

Under normal conditions, horses can cool themselves by sweating. They are the only mammals other than humans who sweat. Once the temperature reaches 105 degrees F., or the sum of the air temperature and the humidity reaches or goes beyond 150, however, they need help cooling off.

Date Published: April 13, 2012
Date Updated: April 30, 2012

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