Overview of heatstroke in horses


Professor at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine shares what to know as temperatures rise to keep horses safe from heatstroke

In a dvm360® interview, Camilla Jamieson, MRCVS, DACVIM, clinical assistant professor at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, discusses the 2 types of heatstroke in horses plus signs and symptoms to look for.

The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Camilla Jamieson, MRCVS, DACVIM: There's 2 different scenarios where we see heatstroke in horses. There are horses that are in a too hot environment for whatever reason and physiologically, like the the environmental heat surpasses their ability to cool themselves. And then there's horses that pathologically cannot cool themselves, so those are our anhidrosis horses. And probably in America, that's where we see actually see the majority of true heatstroke.

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