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Long-Distance Transport of Horses: Seven Tips

KER.com - Full Article

December 23, 2019
By Kentucky Equine Research Staff

Traveling long distances can be stressful on horses. To minimize the negative effects of transport, consider some of the following suggestions.

• Be sure your horse is healthy prior to transport. Do not ship any horse with a fever, even if low grade. For interstate travel, a health certificate is often required, but this may be completed days prior to actual travel, so it is essential to monitor your horse’s health just prior to being loaded.
• Take frequent breaks during the drive to allow horses to eat and drink. Even if water and hay are available in the trailer, they may not consume enough while moving to ward off weight loss and dehydration...

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