Horses Need Sunlight For Vitamin D
|December 16, 2011||Posted by Editor under General Health & Well-Being|
However, horses that constantly rugged during the day as protection against insects and coat fading, or are stabled during the day including due to injury or illness, can suffer from vitamin D deficiency over time. Even the shorter amount of daylight such as in winter in the northern hemisphere, especially when accompanied by prolonged bad weather, can result in the horse becoming Vitamin D deficient.
It is also important to remember to provide shade for horses that are turned out so they can get out of the sun if they want to cool down.