Preference of domestic horses for shade in a hot, sunny environment.

  title={Preference of domestic horses for shade in a hot, sunny environment.},
  author={Kathryn E Holcomb and Cassandra B Tucker and Carolyn L. Stull},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={92 4},
Provision of shade is recommended by best practice guidelines for horses living in hot, sunny environments despite a lack of research focused on potential benefits. We found in a previous study that horses without access to shade showed greater rectal temperature (RT), respiration rate (RR), and skin temperature (SK) and exhibited more sweat than horses that were completely shaded. Yet not known is whether horses will choose to stand in the shade when given a choice of areas with and without… CONTINUE READING


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