Keeping Engaged While Keeping Safe – #StayHome 12th Edition

To Our Equine Enthusiast Family,

While all of us continue to #StayHome to prevent the spread of the virus, we hope that everyone is staying safe, staying well, and staying engaged.

This week’s story, learn “How to Stay Safe and Socialize During the Summer of COVID-19” as we get ready for a holiday weekend. Join Jason H. Yang, “assistant professor and chancellor scholar in the Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and co-chair of the COVID Research Alliance, a part of the Center for COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness,” as he goes over tips for a safe way to socialize.

As we move into the summer we wanted to focus on the care of your horse as heat and humidity rise. When we think of the summer there is one group that heat and humidity typically affect more: older horses. Just like in humans, as horses get older they are more sensitive to higher temperatures, dehydration, and being in the sun. While the following resources are not all specific to the summer weather, all of these issues can be compounded by the dehydration, etc. that the summer can bring.

For this week’s theme, we will focus on The Older Horse:

Fact Sheets: Management of Old Horses, Care for the Older Horse: Diet and Health
Webinars: Overview of Older Horse Physiology, Orthopedic Problems in the Old Horse
Video: Aging Gracefully, An Interview with Dr. Karyn Malinowski on the Older Horse

For the Kids: Aging Gracefully, Oh! These Aching Bones…What’s an old horse to do?

As always, our equine experts are available to help. For any questions about the older horse, or questions in general, please feel free to visit our Ask The Expert Portal. Here you can submit a question at the bottom of the page, and one of our Experts will respond directly to you.

We hope that our last installment has kept you busy, and know that you enjoy this one! We look forward to seeing you back on our website next week!