Heat stroke occurs when a horse has difficulty regulating its internal temperature during bouts of extreme heat. When it is too hot, a horse will regulate its temperature through perspiration and the dilation of blood vessels under its skin. When these mechanisms are unable to lower the horse’s temperature, heat stroke is the result, and its body temperature may exceed 41°C. Consequently, the horse will start to breathe more rapidly, its heart rate will accelerate, its eyes will become transfixed, its step will become hesitant, and it may even stagger and fall. In such a case, this is an emergency because this may cause the horse’s internal organs to malfunction, which may lead to death.
Our recommendations: To prevent this problem, we suggest using our Heat Shield supplement, especially during periods of intense heat and when extreme heat warnings are issued.