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    Protecting Animals from the Summer Heat and Sun

    While the summer brings fun in the sun for us, it’s not quite the same for our friends in the animal kingdom. For example, like us humans, some animals are prone to sunburn. Other animals, like horses are prone to overheating. Protecting animals in the heat is a top priority for farmers, trainers, and anyone who works with animals. While animals in the wild can cool themselves down and stay out of the sun, animals in a pen or a pasture sometimes don’t have that luxury. So, what can you do to keep horses and livestock safe from the heat and sun during the summer months? How Exposure to UVB Rays Adversely Affects Animals Some animals have natural ways of staying safe from the sun’s...

    Shade, Storage, and More Solutions for Livestock Farms

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    Livestock farms, whether big or small, need the right tools and solutions for farmers to successfully care for animals. Consider utilizing additional storage, shade, and shelter that help make life on the farm a bit easier! Check out these helpful essentials for anyone raising livestock. Animal Shelter Livestock shelters such as run-in sheds and corral shelters offer accessible, open-style shade and shelter you can utilize virtually anywhere. As mentioned in our horse health blog, horses (as well as humans) cool down much more easily and effectively when out of the hot sun. In fact, temperatures can feel up to 15 degrees cooler under shade. Even on the hottest day, cooling down under shade effectively helps prevent animals from overheating. A corral shelter or run-in shed gives…

    Horse Health 101: The Importance of Livestock Shelter

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    Caring for horses or other livestock? Find out why a livestock shelter is crucial to maintaining animal and horse health, particularly in the summer season. How Hot Weather Affects Horse Health Horses cool off just like humans do – by sweating. Yes, it's true! Horses have sweat glands much like humans. Just like us, horses sweat when they generate energy. Unlike (many of) us, however, horses spend most of their time creating energy outside, which in turn generates heat. Since horses spend so much of their time generating heat outside, you can imagine why it's important that they be able to cool down easily and quickly. So if horses spend their time generating heat, how does the hot summer weather affect their health? Without an...

    Caring for Horses in the Summer

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    While there’s not much better than riding on a beautiful summer day, too much heat can be dangerous for horses. Caring for horses in warmer weather requires paying extra attention to their needs to prevent serious health and performance issues. Read on to find out how to keep your animals hydrated, healthy, and happy all season long. What Happens When Horses Overheat? Horses release heat through sweat just like us. However, their bodies are much more effective at keeping themselves warm than cooling themselves down. Whether racing or galloping through fields, these animals can have difficulty cooling off when exerting high energy for prolonged periods of time, especially on a hot or humid day. Significant heat stress can potentially be fatal for many horses if...

    Choosing a Livestock Shelter for Your Horses and Animals

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    When it comes to finding a shelter for your horses and livestock animals, it’s best to keep it simple. While it’s important to keep them sheltered and protected, it’s most beneficial to provide animals with the ability to move freely in and out of a structure that offers sufficient ventilation and cross breeze. Learn more about the best livestock shelter options for healthy and happy horses at home. Why a Barn Isn’t Always the Best Shelter Option When you picture a home for your horses, you probably expect they’ll need a large barn or enclosed stable to retreat to for sleep and shelter. And while these units are great for sheltering livestock after hours, they’re not adequate to keep animals out of the heat and...

    Meet The All-New Corral Shelter Livestock Shade

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    Get reliable shade and shelter where your animals need it most We’ve studied the needs of livestock and equine ranchers, farmers and hobbyists, and found that one of the biggest challenges lies in the ability to provide reliable shade and shelter for animals anywhere in the field. The Corral Shelter Livestock Shade: Innovation in Equine Through the years ShelterLogic has manufactured a variety of equine shade and shelter products that provide reliable protection from the elements – but most of these have been designed to remain stationary. Our latest initiative was to develop a shade that is functional, durable, and with increased portability: one that would be different from our line of Run-In Sheds, but would maintain the same level of quality engineering as our…