Barakat, Christine
July 2013
Equus;Jul2013, Issue 430, p44
The article offers information on health concerns for horses during the summer season, said to be the favorite season of horse keepers but which is not very favorable to horses. It notes the challenges and problems brought by the sunny weather to horses which owners need to be aware of for immediate and proper attention. Discussed are eight conditions which arise during summer and affect horses, including anhidrosis, bruised hooves, and dehydration.


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