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post #1 of 4 Old 02-26-2011, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Jet lag and temperature change

My horse will be shipped from southern France (where it is about 16C) to Quebec, Canada where we are currently enjoying temperatures of between -5C to -15C
I know that it's not the ideal time to ship him, but I don't have a choice.
My horse is a 9 year old anglo-arab who was clipped out for the winter season. Even if he hadn't been clipped, he would be already moulting by now.

I have a thick rug with neck cover which he will travel with so he will be able to wear it when he gets to the quarantine facilities in New Jersey, for example

Can anyone advise me as to what I can do to help my horse adjust to the cold?
I will need to think carefully about his feeding regime because it's possible that the journey will cause him to lose weight. He is not a stressy traveller, but he has never done such a long haul journey and it will be his first time on a plane. (The shippers will give my horse a feed with electrolytes and oil the day before travel to help prevent dehydration and colic).

I've been thinking about hot mashes and non-heating mixes.

There is also the question of jetlag. Does anyone know if horses are affected in the same way as we are? If so, what can I do to help him overcome it?

Thank you in advance for any advice/comments!
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-27-2011, 10:38 AM
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Are you flying with him?

I have no input, other than to keep him blanketed and 24/7 access to grass hay to keep warm.

I am very curious about the jet lag though. Good luck to your pony with all his traveling!

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post #3 of 4 Old 02-27-2011, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your reply, Riccil0ve! I will not be traveling with my horse - he will be entrusted into the hands of professional transporters. I think I would be too stressed to go with him!
I will do some research on jetlag on the net and will post my findings - it may be of interest to other members. Surely I'm not the only person to transport my horse across several timezones in one go?!
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-27-2011, 11:09 AM
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Well the last summer olympics were in Hong Kong, someone probably came from far away, lol.

I hope you can figure out an answer. Maybe put him under lights when he gets to his new home so you can adjust him more gradually?

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