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post #1 of 12 Old 01-15-2013, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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sweating in the stable

Hi there, I wasnt sure which category to put this under but I was wondering if anyone else has the same problem with there horse, and wondering what poeple would do in my situation.

I've always been told as a rule horses r always colder when stabled because they can't move around and keep themselves warm like when there in the field. But my horse is the complete oposit. He sweats when he's in his stable overnight with no rug on, no matter how cold it gets, (and its not because he's stressed or anything, his bed is never churned up and he loves being in) but if he's out in his field, with a heavy weight rug on overnight he doesnt sweat at all.

Is this the same for other people?

I'm pulling my hair out wondering what to do for the best.
Do I continue to stable him overnight even though he sweats, so that his feet can dry out and prevent him getting mud fever.
Or do I keep him out so he doesnt sweat, but then risk him getting mud fever?
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post #2 of 12 Old 01-15-2013, 06:23 PM
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Is the stable heated if it is might be to warm in there for him.
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post #3 of 12 Old 01-15-2013, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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no heating. His stable is outside too, so he's not even in a barn.
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post #4 of 12 Old 01-15-2013, 06:45 PM
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Welcome to the forum! I have to say, I'd be a little puzzled too-maybe give your vet a call and see what he thinks? Good luck :)

(Just a thought, but would there be any possibility of something frightening your horse? I don't know where you're located, but would there be any wildlife coming around @ night? I've seen my QH sweat like that for what seemed like no reason only twice, and since she appeared very agitated and pacing/looking way out down the valley, my guess is that she saw/smelled/heard something)

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I've seen someone else have the same troubles, I do believe it had something to do with salt/electrolyte imbalance......cannot remember precisely, someone else here may be able to elaborate:)
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Try recording him and see what he's like in the stall. My guess is that it is a nervous sweat and not from being warm. He might not show physical signs of being nervous, like pacing or weaving in his stall.
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I've spoke to the vet and they reckon its purely and simply because he has such a thick winter coat.
But it just confuses me because if he is in his stable overnight and its -5 he will sweat, but if he is out in his field overnight and its -5 and he has a nice thick rug on, he wont sweat at all.
So he completely scraps the theory that horses r colder when stabled. Lol

The vet suggests I clip him so he doesnt sweat when in his stable. But he isnt in work this winter so I don't want to clip him.

Im guessing im just going to have to let him live out, rug him up and hope he doesnt get mud fever.
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he's a gypsy vanner cob, renowned for being a complete dope on a rope. Nothing fazes him. So it would b a huge surprise if it was a nervous sweat.
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post #9 of 12 Old 01-15-2013, 07:15 PM
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Good for your instincts to not clip him - I wouldn't either. Just doesn't sound like the right thing to do. Maybe get a 2nd opinion from another vet? If he's having some sort of weird health issues the other vet isn't equipped to check out? It's very common here for ppl to have more than 1 equine vet - I have two. One for routine vaccines/floats/etc, and the other on file for any injuries/trauma/etc. that I know only he would have the proper equipment for - (thank goodness I haven't had that, however!) Don't feel bad for calling another vet - it's your horse's well-being that matters most, and vet's know this :)
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post #10 of 12 Old 01-15-2013, 11:09 PM
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Maybe his metabolism is still working like its -5 out, making him over heat. At least he still has a bit of exposed area to cool him off outside. It's gotta be slightly warmer inside, especially with no wind chill!
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