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Help Us Give Rescue Horses a Second Chance

There are close to 200,000 horses in need of care and shelter. That’s why Purina sponsors A Home for Every Horse — a program to help find homes for horses in need. Through this sponsorship, we supply participating rescue shelters with the high-quality nutrition developed by the Ph. Equine Nutritionists at the Purina Animal Nutrition CenterD To date, we’ve donated more than 400 tons of feed. What We’re DoingPurina will donate $150,000 in free feed coupons to rescue shelters participating in the A Home for Every Horse Program.

As summer drags on, heat can become a serious problem for many horses. The primary way horses cool themselves is through sweating. While the exact mechanisms for inducing sweat production in horses are not yet fully understood, some experts believe that prolonged, consistently high sweat rates can lead to a kind of “exhaustion” of the sweat glands in horses which may result in anhidrosis (the inability to produce sweat adequately).