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Re: [RC] Horse Management in Excessive Heat - Jody Rogers-Buttram

I would like to hear other's ideas on this as well.  N. Alabama is "on fire".  We too are having consecutive days of over 100 degrees.
So, post so all can see!!!

Beth Leggieri <trailyaya@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Like much of the other parts of the U.S., northeast Texas is in the grip of a major heatwave.  Consecutive days above 100 degrees.  Today it was 96 by 10 am; it's now just 2 pm and already 104.  Night temperatures aren't going much below the low-mid 80s so the horses aren't getting a "cooling break" even during the night.
Am interested in some discussion about horse management during heat waves (beyond the obvious--access to cool fresh water, free choice salt, shade).  Change in feed protocol?  Mandatory e-lyte supplementation to make up loss during excessive sweating?  Change in amount of forage, which produces heat? 
Denton, TX

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[RC] Horse Management in Excessive Heat, Beth Leggieri