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
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.