Sweating horse

Sweating horse

Sweating horse

A horse rests after receiving first aid for heat-related injuries immediately after a race at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., Aug. 8, 2010. A humid 95-degree Fahrenheit day caused the horse to overheat and suffer from dehydration and cramps following a full-track race. Arabian camels had ran after the fourth horse race. They must have felt right at home with the heat but the horses certainly suffered. After racing, their gear was removed so they could casually walk around, dry out and cool off. Several horses overheated and suffered from dehydration and cramps. In extreme cases, caretakers rinsed the horses with alternating buckets of ice water and bottles of rubbing alcohol. The alcohol dissipates heat by speeding evaporation.

Share a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s