Cold Weather Care

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Horse in Snow

Although southern California is a pretty balmy place in which to keep a horse, not everyone is so lucky.  Former AAEP President Tom Lenz has written a nice article about taking care of your horse in cold weather.  CLICK HERE to read it.

DR. RAMEY NOTES:  Horses adapt very well to cold weather,  to –15°C (about 5° F), which is known as the lower critical temperature (LCT). Once the LCT is reached, physiological changes by the horse, as well as human intervention – such things as shelter and extra feed – are often needed to help the horse cope with the cold.

If you horse is in cold conditions, you should read up as much as you can.  There’s another really wonderful article about horses and cold weather at:

http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/horses/facts/info-coldweather-man.htm

PS – I told you blanketing wasn’t needed for most horses!  wink

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