Baby, it’s cold outside. But is your horse?
Horses will start feeling cold below certain critical temperatures. For a clipped horse, or one with a summer coat, the average critical temperature is 40°F. For horses with a thick winter coat, the critical temperature can be as low as 18°F.
Once a horse’s coat becomes wet, the critical temperature will increase by anywhere from 10°F to 15°F. For example, a dry horse will stay warm until the temperature goes below 18°F, while a wet horse will begin to get cold at 33°F.
When monitoring the outside temperature, always consider the effects of wind chill and use that as your lowest temperature. Remember, smaller horses, seniors, horses in a new environment, or underweight individuals, may be more sensitive to the cold than a big stout horse.
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Elevate® Maintenance Powder was developed to provide a highly bioavailable source of natural vitamin E to horses. Multiple research studies have shown that vitamin E is often deficient in the diets of horses that do not have access to continual grazing on fresh green grass, or those grazing on dormant winter pastures. Performance horses with demanding workloads, growing horses, and seniors have higher requirements for vitamin E, making deficiencies a more common occurrence. Studies reveal that horses who are deficient in vitamin E are at a higher risk for developing neurological and muscle diseases. Don’t let a lack of natural vitamin E put your horse at risk; supplement with Elevate this winter to ensure your horse gets the vitamin E needed to thrive.
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