Transporting livestock can be necessary for multiple reasons, including: training, pleasure riding, competition, breeding, sales, veterinary treatment and so on. Livestock owners want to make the experience as stress-free, safe and healthy as possible for their animal passengers. Avoiding extremely cold temperatures is typically not a problem, as horses produce a great deal of body heat, especially if more than one horse is being transported. The situation that can be potentially harmful is exposure to hot air that is full of small particles that can irritate the horse’s respiratory system. Overheating can be prevented, as well as reducing exposure to dust, bacteria and mold, through continuous air exchange. Keeping air moving can help to ensure your livestock will travel in reasonable comfort and arrive at their destination in good health.
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