Older Horse Care Concerns

  • Email
  • Share
  • Newsletters

Article

Oral Joint Supplement Efficacy Tested in Senior Horses

March 26, 2014

Researchers found that an oral joint supplement did not improve stiff gaits in one senior horse population.... Read More

Article

10 PPID Resources on TheHorse.com

February 27, 2014

We've searched through our archives and compiled 10 resources to help raise your PPID IQ.... Read More

Article

Poll Recap: Savvy Seniors

February 11, 2014

Of the 1,638 respondents, 24% said their oldest horse is 26 to 30 years old. ... Read More

Article

U.S. Olympic Eventer Biko Dies at 30

January 31, 2014

The 17.3-hand former mount of U.S. equestrian Karen O'Conner was euthanized earlier this week. He was 30.... Read More

Article

10 Winter Horse Care Resources on TheHorse.com

January 27, 2014

Review these cold-weather horse care articles to help you keep your horses happy and healthy this winter.... Read More

Article

Understanding Immunosenescence in Horses

January 27, 2014

Researchers are still working to fully understand what impact aging has on the equine immune system.... Read More

Article

Researchers Identify EOTRH Risk Factors

January 19, 2014

EOTRH is a painful, recently identified condition that primarily affects horses' incisors and canine teeth.... Read More

Article

Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

January 15, 2014

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More

Article

Old Friends Retiree Sunshine Forever Dies

January 08, 2014

The 29-year-old stallion was discovered in his paddock at dawn on Jan. 7; a necropsy will be performed.... Read More

Article

Old Friends Retiree Patton Euthanized

January 07, 2014

The 23-year-old stallion had been at a clinic for several days for diagnostic tests and medical care.... Read More

Article

The Top 10 Blogs of 2013

January 04, 2014

Here's a look back at TheHorse.com's 10 most popular blog posts in 2013. Did your favorites make the list? ... Read More

Article

Feeding a Senior Hinny

December 02, 2013

My 30-year-old hinny is losing weight. How can I help him regain his weight without causing him harm?... Read More

Article

Caring for Horses Through Life and Death

November 22, 2013

Considering end-of-life decisions ahead of time serves to provide optimal care for your horse.... Read More

Article

Maintaining Ideal Body Condition in Athletic Horses

October 19, 2013

Here's what to consider if your athletic horse isn't maintaining ideal body weight and condition.... Read More

Article

AQHF Announces Funding for 2013-14 Equine Research Projects

October 13, 2013

The American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF) has announced their 2013-14 equine research grant recipients. ... Read More

Article

Nutrition's Role in Enhancing Aging Horses' Immunity

October 05, 2013

Researchers working to identify nutritional intervention regimens to improve immune function in old horses.... Read More

Article

Adams Receives Equine Research Grant

August 01, 2013

Amanda Adams, PhD, is researching the immune system of the geriatric horse.... Read More

Article

Understanding the Differences between EMS and PPID

June 28, 2013

One researcher describes the differences between two common equine endocrine disorders: EMS and PPID.... Read More

Article

Common Senior Horse Behavior Problems

June 12, 2013

What is the most common behavior problem or case you see in aging horses?... Read More

Article

Older Creature Comforts

June 06, 2013

I'm concerned about my senior horse's mental happiness. How can I keep him comfortable and happy?... Read More

Article

Senior Horse Care Strategies

June 01, 2013

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as they body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

Article

Vaccination Recommendations for PPID and EMS Horses

May 28, 2013

How should a senior horse with equine Cushing's disease and equine metabolic syndrome be vaccinated?... Read More

Article

Current Diagnostic Options for PPID

April 15, 2013

A two-tier series of tests can help equine practitioners confirm a PPID diagnosis, one veterinarian said.... Read More

Article

Supplement to Support Post-Surgical Joint Health (AAEP 2012)

March 31, 2013

A supplement fed after osteochondral fragment removal could help reduce post-surgical joint inflammation.... Read More

Article

Wobbler Syndrome in Older Horses

March 28, 2013

One vet says to consider wobbler syndrome as a diagnosis for aged horses with neurologic signs and neck pain.... Read More