2022 All American Slideshow - Monday 9/5
Summary of Sunday 9/5, All American Futurity-G1 winner and more....
2022 All American Slideshow - Sunday 9/4
The All American Derby-G1 and the All American Oaks-G1 were on the program for Sunday’s racing. Both Race were won by each horse wearing the...
2022 All American Slideshow - Saturday 9/3
There were 10 races on Saturday's card for the Labor Day Weekend's first day of racing at Ruidoso Downs. The program included the 870-yard, $50,000 Bill Reed Stakes for 3-year-old and older Quarter Horses & Thoroughbreds, which was won by...
2022 All American Slideshow - Friday 9/2
The weather could not have been more perfect for the first night of the 2022 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. The Speedhorse booth offered guests their first look at the 2022 September issue of Speedhorse Magazine...
2022 All American Slideshow - Thursday 9/1
On Thursday evening the connections of the horses that qualified to the All American Futurity, the All American Derby and the All American Oaks were...
Anhidrosis Dealing with the Inability to Sweat
Sweating is an important function of the horse’s body during hot weather and/or exertion to keep him from becoming too hot. A small amount of body heat is removed through air exchange via the respiratory system, but more than 70% of excess body heat is dissipated by sweat evaporating from the skin. Some horses in hot climates lose their ability to sweat (anhidrosis) and are at risk for heat stress and heat stroke.
Right Dorsal Colitis in Horses
Horses occasionally develop inflammation and ulceration of the gut lining, most commonly in the stomach (gastric ulcers). Colitis, or inflammation of the colon, is rarer, but can be very serious. For some reason, this problem tends to occur more in the right dorsal colon.
The Significance Of Gut Sounds
As we continue to explore basic vital signs that help you and your veterinarian assess a horse’s health, let’s examine another critical parameter: intestinal activity. This is evaluated by listening to gut sounds using a stethoscope placed in the flank area on both sides of a horse, in each of four quadrants.