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post #1 of 4 Old 03-12-2007, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Trouble Sweating

My horse has a ton of trouble sweating during the summer. My trainer has put him on 1 AC to help and a lot of electrolights(sp?) the encourage him to sweat. He drinks a lot of water also. We have also decided to body clip him in the summer so he doesn't over heat. Some days he will sweat majorly and some days he wont. It makes me really nervouse because I live in Texas and I don't know if this sweating problem will soar into something major. Doe anyone know what else I can do or any other supplements I can give him to encourage his sweating? And also is there anything that even can be done?
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-12-2007, 11:48 PM
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I don't know of any supplements besides electrolytes but if you are really worried talk to a vet. They might have some ideas as to what the problem is and how to fix it. :)

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-13-2007, 02:34 AM
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How in shape is your horse?
What are you doing during the exercises that make him really sweat?

Electrolytes and a constant water source are the best thing to do in the situation of a normal healthy and sweating horse. If his internal temperature is normal, he has a large water intake and is hydrated, there should be little to worry about. He is also probably beginning to shed, and the temperature change may be drastic where you are. I'd recommend a body clip.

Most importantly, I'd take his temperature before and after a ride to monitor a change. I'd also assess what you are asking of him and to consider if you are pushing him too hard. I wouldn't recommend any supplements, if his temperature rises, you'll only mask his problem and decrease symptoms. This will not eliminate the source.
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-13-2007, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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He is in amazing shape. Every Saturday and Sunday are the same I go out and ride him in the 8:30 lesson and on Sundays I generally go out at 11:30 when it is still cool.
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