Tips for Guarding Against Heat Stress in Horses
Oklahoma temperatures will be soaring upwards soon and that can be quite a shock for horses, especially given how Old Man Winter hung on until recent weeks.

“The sudden shift from cooler-than-normal temperatures to those associated with summer underscores the need for horse owners to monitor their animals closely,” said Tommy Puffinbarger, Alfalfa County Extension director and agricultural educator. “Body heat is produced as a by-product in a horse’s daily metabolic process, and regulating this heat build-up can be quite a stress on a horse’s system.”

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