Janice asks about her horse's sweating in extreme heat

Hi Doc,

I have a 20 yr old quarterhorse gelding who on very hot days sweats tremendously. I was wondering what if anything you can recommend giving him in the summer or on extremely hot days. Any suggestions? He is on (our) Bug Check and Histall daily. Any thoughts?

Jan C.

I presume histall is an antihistamine.. I would instead suggest our Aller Check supplement as it is not a drug. I would also highly suggest our Red Cal free-choice supplement… all he can eat all the time.

See this recent email sent out by us:

Thanks for asking!

Sorry  to bother you again but is the Red Cal given to the horse via his food or in his water??
Jan C.

Red Cal is fed "fee-choice" just put it in a bucket and hang on a post etc.

Also from the label:
When first introduced, it is not unusual for animals to consume higher amounts. Always provide a good source of water. Rain and weather does not diminish effectiveness. Pour excess water off and continue feeding. For best results remove other forms of salt and salt/mineral blocks.

Hope this helps and thanks for considering RED CAL and of course, thanks for asking!