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Summer has officially arrived and all members of the family, including the four-legged variety, will be spending more time outdoors soaking up the sunshine. However, pesky pests such as ticks, fleas and mosquitoes can quickly ruin a warm-weather day, especially for pets such as dogs and cats that can’t quite protect themselves the same way people do.
Speeding up the process
Horses start to shed when the day length increases. To encourage them to do so earlier in the season, artificial lighting can be used in the stall to mimic natural spring day length. Additionally, a late season full body clip will make hair shedding less obvious and can also remove some dead hair follicles. However, if it’s still cold out remember to blanket your horse as you’re getting rid of their warm winter coat.
To encourage shedding, a soak overnight can loosen dead hair follicles followed by a shampoo bath. Bathing can help remove dead hairs and encourage shedding, but be careful not to over-bathe your horse. This can decrease natural oils and result in a dull coat or make your horse more prone to dermatitis.
The thing you’ll need the most of to help your horse shed is “elbow grease.” It will take some regular, vigorous, daily brushing to help shed a thick winter coat out.
If the coat won’t shed…
This is common in older horses but does warrant further treatment. Should your horse be having difficulty shedding or show other coat abnormalities, consult your veterinarian.
Keep it Comfortable
Pay attention to whether your horse enjoys the grooming process as much as you do. Do they fuss around and have a hard time standing still while being groomed? Perhaps they aren’t as comfortable with the process as they could be. If not, you may need to work on handling with your horse to make it a less stressful experience.
As for skin and coat health, a well-balanced diet with an appropriate mineral and trace mineral supplementation is important for overall health including skin and coat.
Spring has finally sprung! Everyone wants to start spring cleaning, but household cleaning products can be very dangerous for your pets. Bleaches and soaps can irritate your pet's skin and can be deadly if ingested. Keep all cleaning supplies stored safely away and ensure your pet has been removed from the area where you are cleaning.