Older Horse Care Concerns


Vaccines, Dewormers, and Nutrition for Senior Horses

June 30, 2015

Ensure your horse's "healthspan" equals his lifespan by optimizing his immunity, parasite control, and feed programs.... Read More


Poll Recap: Senior Horse Health Concerns

June 23, 2015

Readers said they are most concerned about senior horses' nutrition, followed by their joint and soft tissue health.... Read More


Horse Weight Management FAQ

June 15, 2015

There's lots to consider when managing a horse's weight. An equine nutritionist answers some common questions.... Read More


Does Equine PPID Affect Immune Responses to Vaccination?

June 14, 2015

Horses with PPID had lessened antibody titers following vaccination for rhinopneumonitis and West Nile virus.... Read More


Senior Horse Care Revelations

June 01, 2015

What revelations have you had when it comes to caring for or just enjoying senior horses?... Read More


Study Confirms Euthanasia in Horses is Quick, Humane

May 21, 2015

Does humane euthanasia really stand up to its name? One research team believes it does.... Read More


Death of a Herdmate

May 19, 2015

Can the death of one horse lead to a complete change in another's behavior or "personality"?... Read More


Does Season Impact Old Horses' Immune Function?

May 19, 2015

Senior horses' inflammation levels increased in the spring, while lymphocyte proliferation increased in the fall.... Read More


Preparing for Summer with Senior Horses

May 18, 2015

How do you keep your senior horses healthy and happy when summer arrives?... Read More


Struggles with Spring Grass

May 01, 2015

Some owners of senior horses welcome spring grass, while others find it a source of worry. Where do you stand?... Read More


Getting to Know EOTRH

April 23, 2015

This painful dental disease is often seen in older horses and can have severe consequences. Here's what to watch for.... Read More


New Research Sheds Light on Tendon Injuries in Old Horses

April 21, 2015

The tendon's interfascicular matrix stiffens as it ages, making older horses more susceptible to injury.... Read More


Vaccine Strategies for the Whole Herd

April 12, 2015

Design vaccination protocols to maximize each horse's innate and adaptive responses to disease challenges.... Read More


PPID Paranoia

April 08, 2015

Do you own a horse with PPID? What were the first signs you noticed that indicated there was a problem?... Read More


Lessons Learned

April 02, 2015

What have your aging horses taught you?... Read More


Fit for the Trail

March 24, 2015

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More


Miserable Mud

March 17, 2015

Mud can prove problematic for any horse--especially older ones that don't get around quite as easily as they used to. ... Read More


Science Helping Senior Horses

February 28, 2015

How has veterinary science and technology improved your senior horses' lives?... Read More


UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Held Jan. 23-24

February 20, 2015

Lecture topics included equine proliferative enteropathy, the physiology of aging, amino acid requirements, and more.... Read More


Snowy Rides with Senior Horses

February 16, 2015

Do you enjoy riding your senior horses in the snow?... Read More


What to Consider Before Breeding an Older Mare

February 09, 2015

Plan ahead and ensure your older mare is up to the task before sending her to the breeding shed.... Read More


Nutrition as a Component of Equine Dental Care

February 08, 2015

The condition of your horse's teeth can have a big impact on how he's fed. Here's what to know.... Read More


Nutrient Digestibility in Healthy Adult and Senior Horses

February 06, 2015

Researchers determined that healthy aged horses are able to digest various nutrients similarly to healthy adult horses.... Read More


Revisiting What's 'Old' for a Horse

February 03, 2015

When do you deem a horse a senior?... Read More


Mucousy Manure

February 02, 2015

What could cause an older horse that's not eating well to have mucous-covered manure? ... Read More