POP QUIZ

DRY RUN

EQUUS - - Eq Handson -

Q:Which of the fol­low­ing is an in­di­ca­tor of de­hy­dra­tion in horses?

a. dry. red­dish gums

b. “sticky” skin that re­mains tented for more than two sec­onds when pinched

c. dark urine

d. all of the above

An­swer

d. All of these may be in­di­ca­tions that a horse is de­hy­drated. If you no­tice any of these signs, make sure your horse has ac­cess to fresh wa­ter and al­low him to drink as much as he wants. Then let your vet­eri­nar­ian know what’s go­ing on. A farm call may not be nec­es­sary, but it’s also pos­si­ble the de­hy­dra­tion is a sign of a big­ger prob­lem.

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