Dust in the paddock is a more serious hazard to horses than high temperatures. He said that we don’t have to worry about the cows standing on the hot grass, nor should we worry about horses and tourists pulling carriages, but we should absolutely despise the dogs that are tied to the dogs wherever we go during the holiday trip. Bernard Turek.
According to experts from the Department of Large Animal Diseases at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, horses, cattle and other animals working for Poles usually receive good medical care. This is why you must respond to injuries from animals hit by heat or storms, but do so wisely.
The scientist explained how heat and accompanying natural phenomena threaten the animals we encounter during our summer trips. It points out situations that require absolute intervention and lists institutions where we can seek help. However, most importantly, it can ensure that in Poland, the welfare of most animals that work for humans in summer, especially horses, is not threatened.
“Carriage, carriage or riding in a saddle is not dangerous to the horse. For young, healthy, healthy animals, a temperature of about 30 degrees is not a problem. It is worth remembering where the Arabian horse comes from, although of course it cannot be translated into other breeds. , But Ma is suitable for work in the summer.”-Dr. Turek said.
She added that dust is a bigger problem than heat. Long-term work in the paddock, the paddock is very dry and the dust cloud is rising, which may cause the horse to suffer from chronic respiratory diseases, such as obstructive lung disease. If it doesn’t rain for a long time, it’s worth persuading the owner of Stable to sprinkle some places for car rides or field trips on the square.
In addition, the threat to horses and cattle is the use of low-quality hay, but it must be tightened. Throughout the village, you can still see the ropes from the horns to the hooves securing the bull in an unnatural and uncomfortable position. Experts emphasized that confined animals cannot escape insects that attack violently in hot weather, especially in storms. Small fluff can cause severe allergic reactions and threaten the lives of large animals. Neither the breeder nor the doctor can protect cattle and horses from these insects, because even the best chemicals (ie insect repellents) have to work for up to half an hour.
“It shouldn’t be regrettable for people to bind animals so tightly that they cannot enter the shade, drink freely or scratch the animals. Fortunately, the days of small farms have passed. One or two cows are tied together or tied all day long. Together, they have been haunting the sun. The welfare of these animals has been severely shaken. This applies not only to livestock, but also to dogs. I hope that the law will allow the consequences for people who treated animals in an inhuman way like 30-40 years ago. “-Dr. Turek said.
The veterinarian wanted to know why a large owner might have to tie the dog to a kennel or just a hole dug in the ground. He believes that taking care of the cleanliness of the garden or plot should not obscure people’s obligations to animals. He said that we should help find neglected dogs in the mountains, seashores or lakes and river banks on vacation. The doctor admits that this is difficult and needs to attract the attention of people who have a bad attitude towards animals.
The veterinarian recommends: “You should insult this situation and report it to the police and municipal police.”
Dr. Bernard Turek of the Equine Clinic of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences is responsible for the surgery. In his scientific and professional work, he fights orthopedic diseases, injuries and diseases that affect sports horses and farm animals. He explained that modern medicine has developed so fast that, in increasingly hopeless situations, a horse must be euthanized by bone fracture.
“Many complex wounds can be treated. I presented the results of surgical treatment of certain fractures at the International Scientific Conference, and the prognosis is good. The same is true for abdominal surgery for colic, which is usually the result of gastrointestinal problems. If we are timely In response, this animal can be saved. The assistant professor said that this requires the hard work of the entire team, but the satisfaction is also high.
Although most patients in the clinic are horses, Dr. Turek explained that it is arbitrary to divide animals into small and large animals. Some Falabella ponies are smaller than large dogs, so scientists tend to distinguish between domestic animals and domestic animals. Large ones are harder than small ones, and they can withstand summer storms.
“Storms bring pressure changes. Some horses, like many dogs, are very stressed by storms. The autonomic nervous system, which controls certain functions of the human body, is disturbed. Some horses experience colic in sudden weather changes. An equine disease expert said that the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have worsened.
Dr. Turek does not support excessive horse riding in the mountains, but he warns against panic and not to draw hasty conclusions from scenes seen on the road to tourist attractions or city markets. He believes that most animals work regularly, are fed and provide a source of income for people. The illness or death of each sled horse needs to be analyzed separately.
The surgeon is a court expert in a case where a horse died on the way to Morskie Oko. He recalled that the aorta in the horse’s heart was partially ruptured. The scientist spent a lot of time researching literary works and prepared an insight that listed animal cases similar to the cause of death without efforts. He determined that aortic rupture might also occur at rest, and exercise would not increase the risk at all.
The scientist said: “Even if we see a horse dead, we cannot prove that it has been abused by the owner.” -Of course, if 20 people go uphill in the heat wave, the weight of the vehicle needs to be checked. We will do our best by trekking in the mountains or hiking. In addition, overweight people are never allowed to ride horses, especially when such riders lack riding skills, “- trust the doctor.
He pointed out that unlike dogs that do not sweat in hot weather, a horse can sweat 15 liters per hour. Unfortunately, it lost a lot of minerals and salt. And he may die from dehydration due to not being thirsty.
This horse cannot drink water and must be irrigated manually. This only applies to horses under extreme pressure, such as long-distance horse racing. These horses are taken care of and our veterinarian checks them regularly and decides whether they are suitable for further work.
She pointed out that the veterinarian is not an ambulance for neglected animals, running on the road, injured in an accident or personally injured. Such situations should be reported to the police, municipalities, and municipal managers, and advice from zoo staff can also be sought.
PAP-Polish Science, Karolina Duszczyk