Recent News for Older Horse Care

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A Breath of Fresh Air: Senior Horse Respiratory Health

August 17, 2017

While every horse needs quality air to breathe, senior horses are particularly at risk for respiratory diseases.... Read More

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Fats: Not Just an Equine Diet Fad

August 14, 2017

Fats serve many important functions for horses, from increasing calorie consumption to reducing gastric ulcer severity.... Read More

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Endocrinopathic Laminitis Likelihood

August 08, 2017

Does a horse with sepsis-related or idiopathic laminitis have a higher risk of developing endocrinopathic laminitis?... Read More

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Exploring the Equine Microbiome

August 07, 2017

Researchers are discovering how the vast and varied microbes in the horse's gastrointestinal tract impact equine health.... Read More

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Why Does My Horse Stumble After Jumping?

August 02, 2017

Find out what a veterinarian might look for when examining a horse that loses his balance after jumping a fence. ... Read More

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USEF Approves Further Investigation Into Depo-Provera Use

July 26, 2017

The board also approved a ban on injectable magnesium sulfate and will assess pergolide use for PPID horses.... Read More

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How Can I Keep My Senior Horse With PPID Cool?

July 26, 2017

An owner seeks advice on managing a senior horse with Cushing's disease during a heat wave.... Read More

The senior horses in Dr. Amanda Adams' herd experienced decreased immune function and elevated stress hormones following transport, changes that could take more than a month to return to normal levels.

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How Does Transport Impact Senior Horse Immune Function?

July 25, 2017

Decreased Immune function following transport could take more than a month to return to normal, researchers found.... Read More

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Sugars and Starches: They're Not All Bad!

July 23, 2017

Although owners are frequently warned against the consequences of feeding these carbs, horses need them in their diets.... Read More

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A Look at Pony Club's Feeding Rules

July 17, 2017

Our nutrition expert, who's also a USPC regional supervisor, shares the basic nutrition rules every Pony Clubber learns.... Read More

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Feeding the EOTRH Horse

July 17, 2017

Learn how to design a diet for horses suffering or recovering from this dental condition.... Read More

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Hooves Helping Joints

July 11, 2017

Learn how smart trimming and shoeing techniques can help arthritic horses.... Read More

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How to Get a Horse to Drink When Away From Home

July 10, 2017

Find out why some horses won't consume water away from home and learn how to keep him hydrated.... Read More

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Senior Feeds: Not Just for Old Horses

July 02, 2017

Don't balk at the S-word on the feed label. It might be just what your adult horse needs. ... Read More

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

June 30, 2017

Here's how to manage senior horses' aging teeth, joints, lungs, and more.... Read More

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Forage Options for Finicky Eaters

June 28, 2017

My senior horse will not eat any hay in his stall. Are there any other forage options?... Read More

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How Newborn Foals' Dental Pulp Can Help Heal Horses

June 28, 2017

Dental pulp injections helped reduce pain and improve lameness in horses with soft tissue injuries and arthritis.... Read More

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How Old is Too Old for Colic Surgery?

June 16, 2017

The New Bolton Center has made some surprising discoveries concerning older horses and colic surgery.... Read More

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5 Tips for Feeding Easy Keepers

June 12, 2017

Follow these steps to help your overweight horse subsist on fewer calories.... Read More

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Dealing With a Down Horse

June 07, 2017

Learn how to right a recumbent horse and what factors influence his survival.... Read More

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Feeding PPID Horses

May 30, 2017

Our nutrition expert explains how diet changes can help horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).... Read More

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Nutrition and the Equine Topline

May 29, 2017

Find out how proper nutrition, including high-quality protein, could help improve muscling over your horse's back.... Read More

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Feeding the Endocrine-Challenged Horse

May 29, 2017

Laminitis risk is the No. 1 reason we worry about equine metabolic conditions such as EMS and PPID when feeding horses.... Read More

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Time to Retire?

May 27, 2017

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.... Read More

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PPID Horses' Hair Cortisol Levels Examined

May 26, 2017

Scientists theorized that hair cortisol levels could help identify early stage pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction.... Read More