This article was posted on our Colorado Horse Forum Facebook page. We are expecting a couple of days of record-breaking cold. This might be helpful for all of you horse owners out there who are facing winter weather that is extreme. Please take good care of your equine family members!
If you haven’t seen yet, Wednesday night through Friday morning, we are supposed to get a MAJOR freeze event in Colorado. They are predicting -12°F as the high in places with a -50°F windchill. This means exposed skin (human and horse alike) can get frostbite in as little as 5 minutes. Not to mention our normal concerns for colic during these drastic weather changes.
Important things to consider for your horse and equine friends:
Some tips for humans during this cold snap:
Thanks to Dr. Kieran Smith from Vetwerx Equine South for providing some of these helpful tips for our horses and equines!
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