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What can affect a horse’s body temperature?

Younger and older horses tend to run up to one degree hotter than middle-aged horses. If the environmental temperature is very hot or very cold this may also shift the body temperature up or down by a degree. Body temperature is lowest in the morning and peaks in the late afternoon although the difference is minimal and certain drugs (Erythromycin/Azithromycin) affect a horse’s ability to regulate its body temperature. Even though certain breeds are classed as hot or cold-blooded, the breed of your horse has no effect on body temperature.

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