08-27-2010, 03:49 PM
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If I was breeding, I'd look for the coolest-but-not-to-cool time to have my mare foal. I just lost two rabbits to heat stroke. Shaded area, + heat reflecting tarp over half of cage, + two large dishes of water. I guess one panicked when the wind took the tarp off and knocked over the water, then with the heat today...oi oi oi :( Rest are recovering and will be fine.
I just couldn't imagine having a foal in this kind of weather. I'd end up installing an industrial air conditioner and keeping him in the barn until it gets into the low 80's at least.