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Summer Heat: Help Your Horse Cope and Recover

December 2017 by David Marlin, PhD,

With another hot Summer ahead in the Southern Hemisphere and last year’s record temperatures, it’s important to make sure you’re up to date on the latest, evidence-based advice on prevention of dehydration, heat stress and heat exhaustion.

Exercise physiologist and scientific consultant Dr David Marlin was involved in extensive research on equine thermoregulation, transport, air-conditioning and cooling in preparation that took place before the Olympic Games of Atlanta and Beijing. He shares his expert advice, so you can help your horse cope and recover in the heat.