Horse is special type of large breed of livestock. Common livestock are used to provide its meat, milk or fur for human. But the reason why people raise horse is to make them have athletic ability as an important resource....
Horse is special type of large breed of livestock. Common livestock are used to provide its meat, milk or fur for human. But the reason why people raise horse is to make them have athletic ability as an important resource. Human will use horse for different purpose based on different breed from high speed racing competition, obstacle passing and leisure activity carried on horseback.
When summer comes, high temperature comes along with high temperature and moisture. Horse will obviously create large metabolism in such climate and thermal energy inside body will be properly expelled, otherwise it will lead to sunstroke or hear shock causing harm to the body.
Sufficient amount of water is given to prevent horse from being got sun shock
In the high temperature and moisture in summer, sweat created by horse when moving around will not be evaporated. If the thermal energy inside the body is not expelled, the life of horse will be threatened.
The culprit for heat stroke is dehydration inside the body of horse. In summer, when extensive exercise or work is given to horse, the amount of water the horse needs might be 3 times more than that it normally needs. If the sign of dehydration has been found in body, it will cause horse not to maintain the normal temperature adjusting and physical endurance will be exhausted and the sign of weariness shows. The more serious dehydration symptom will lead electrolyte and PH value in horse to unbalanced level and weariness and unharmonious pace will substantially increase the chance of horse being got injury or even to death. In the summer, sufficient amount of water, salt, electrolyte and balanced nutritional food are given to horse will substantially reduce the chance of horse being got heat stroke.
Providing good shelter for horse can protect them form being sunburned. Like human, horse will also suffer from the sunburn. Especially in the white hair area and eye area . if you found your horse show up red skin, red rash and even unhairing due to staying under the sun for a long period of time, you have to consider your horse might be sunburned. In summer, Providing good shelter for horse is necessary.