Health and Welfare of Stabled PMU Mares Under Varied Water and Turnout Schedules: 1. Physiology

D. A. Freeman, DVM, PhD; N. F. Cymbaluk, DVM, MSc; Beth Kyle, MSc; H. C. Schott II, DVM, PhD; K. W. Hinchcliff, BVSc, PhD; and S. M. McDonnell, PhD

    Clinical and biochemical measurements of hydration were not different among stabled pregnant mares provided water by continuous or three varied intermittent watering systems. Barn hygiene was unsatisfactory with continuous access to water. There were no differences or clinical abnormalities associated with daily, weekly, or biweekly turnout schedules.