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Anhidrosis in the Horse; Thoughts and Considerations

Anhidrosis is a common problem, impacting upwards of 10% of horses, which are usually subjected to high heat and humidity for prolonged periods of time.  It is an important condition in the horse as its presence can impact stamina, recovery, and overall ability to exercise.  Sweat production is vital for the body, not only to aid in detoxification, but also in thermoregulation.  When your horse cannot sweat they can quickly overheat.  Solutions for anhidrosis are sporadic with some of these therapies helping a few horses while others do not benefit.  Hopefully, if you take a deeper look into this condition you can arrive at some potential options to improve management. (more…)

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