Chromium, Heat Stress and Your Horse

Is Your Horse Vulnerable?

Summer temperatures, increased activity and reduced air flow in trailers or stalls are some of the conditions that can lead to heat stress in horses.

 

Horses are at a higher risk of heat stress if they are:

  • Poorly conditioned
  • Overweight
  • Older
  • Unable to find shade
  • In poorly ventilated stalls/trailers
  • Heavily muscled
  • Have not acclimated to warmer temperatures

KemTRACE® Chromium and Heat Stress

Evidence suggests insulin action is a key component of heat stress response

The chromium group exhibited both a lower rectal temperature and reduced respiratory rate.

 

Resources

Chromium, Heat Stress and Your Horse

 

Summer temperatures, increased activity and reduced air flow in trailers or stalls are some of the conditions that can lead to heat stress in horses. Chromium has been shown to reduce body temperature and respiratory rate during heat stress.

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Equine Temperature-Humidity Index Poster

 

Download this free poster today and help keep your horses safe in the heat. The poster includes temperature-humidity calculation methods, suggested activity levels for your horse, as well as useful heat abatement tips.

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