Thought, fact and quote for the day 3/7/12
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Thought, fact and quote for the day 3/7/12

Thought 4the day: Sometimes in life things never pann out as you thought or hoped they would. Things can start to go the way that was wanted or needed at that time and then devine intervention will come in and turn things upside down or spin them around. There is always a reason. One that might not be found at that time or understood. Things will and do become clearer in time and its opening yours...elf up to figgure out who or why or when or what things were meant to be and will be. Horses are guides in our lives they take us with them (they don't have to), allow us as one of their heard (again its their choice not ours), they share their hay with us by offering it, pushing it to our feet (again they don't have too). These big and little majestic creatures are allowing us in their lives no matter how short or long that time is. love, cherish every moment and except all they teach us at that time.
 
 
 
Quote 4the day: Life is very unexpected and everything happens for a reason open your heart and soul to understand and except.
 
 
Fact 4the day: Unable to sweat in horses
Anhidrosis in Horses
Anhidrosis in horses afflicted with anhydrosis become increasingly less able to sweat. And since horses depend on their ability to sweat to help regulate body temperature, much like humans, it can quickly become a serious condition. When suffering from anhidrosis, some horses retain some ability to sweat in certain areas. But the majori...ty are unable to sweat in most areas of their body.
It affects horses that live and work in a consistently hot and humid environment. Therefore, horses in the Southern United States, parts of Asia, and other humid, sub-tropical areas are more prone to anhidrosis, also called dry coat.

Symptoms and Types
•Hair loss on the face, rear end, and legs
•Panting after exercise, or while standing
•Weakened performance
•Decrease in appetite

Causes
•Heightened levels of adrenalin
•Heat and humidity in the environment

Diagnosis
Most veterinarians can easily recognize anhidrosis in horses. They may give an injection of epinephrine to help incite sweating, and if their glands are functional they will sweat until the hormone injection is depleted. After diagnosis, treatment can begin.

Treatment
In general, there is no specific treatment for dry coat. It will depend on severity of illness and your veterinarian’s preferences.
Intense electrolytes, however, may help to restore the sweating. Placing the horse in a cooler environment is often a suitable treatment as well. Having cooler stables, providing plenty of shade, and a shift in workout schedules to less sunny and hot times of day, allso benefit horses with anhyrosis. It may take a while for some horses to regain their ability to sweat; every case is different.

Prevention
Anhidrosis is often difficult to prevent, though keeping your horse in a cool environment and allowing it access to plenty of water will help the cause.
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