Re­search shows that horses seem to pre­fer to drink warm wa­ter when it’s cold out­side.

EQUUS - - Special Report -

there may be some­thing wrong in the heated wa­ter sup­ply.

A sec­ond rea­son horses can be­come de­hy­drated in win­ter has to do with wa­ter tem­per­a­ture. A study com­pared how much horses drank when of­fered am­bi­ent, near-freez­ing wa­ter com­pared to hot wa­ter. The re­searchers found that the study horses drank 41 per­cent more wa­ter when of­fered con­tin­u­ously heated wa­ter. The horses drank 38 per­cent more when of­fered buck­ets filled with hot wa­ter twice daily com­pared to am­bi­ent, near-freez­ing wa­ter. They seem to pre­fer to drink warm wa­ter when it’s cold out­side. Few of us have the lux­ury

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