Older Horse Care Concerns

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Vaccines for all Ages

December 06, 2016

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More

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Researchers Seeking Input for Senior Horse Study

November 28, 2016

The team is looking at dental problems in old horses, changes owners make to feeding regimens, and more.... Read More

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Do All Gray Horses Develop Melanomas?

November 28, 2016

Dr. David Levine shares why some horses get melanomas and what makes some tumors more aggressive.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashton Miller

November 25, 2016

Miller is studying the immune system of geriatric horses, particularly those with PPID, or equine Cushing's disease.... Read More

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

November 25, 2016

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

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Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 25, 2016

Veterinarians can keep diagnostic costs lower by using as much information from routine tests as possible.... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.

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Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

November 20, 2016

Having a winter hoof care plan in place ahead of time can help eliminate worries during the deep freeze.... Read More

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Adopting Aging Equids

November 17, 2016

November is "Adopt a Senior Pet" month. Have you adopted or taken in a senior horse? ... Read More

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Got Healthy Hooves? Here's How to Keep Them That Way

November 15, 2016

Consider the big picture--from farrier care and diet to environment and genetics--when maintaining your horse's feet.... Read More

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Help Your Senior Horse Weather the Winter

November 14, 2016

Ensure your golden oldie gets the care and support he needs, even if he's weathered previous winters without trouble.... Read More

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Transporting Older Equine Athletes

November 09, 2016

Drs. Erin Denney-Jones and Ann Rashmir-Raven give tips for keeping horses healthy when hauling them.... Read More

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Can You Keep a Horse With PPID Competing?

November 07, 2016

Drs. Erin Denney-Jones and Ann Rashmir-Raven offer advice for prolonging a Cushing's horse's career.... Read More

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Horse Weight Management FAQs

November 05, 2016

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

The veterinarian should check the horse’s mouth for any issues or dental abnormalities. These can include evidence of tongue or cheek injury or missing or damaged teeth. This will also give your veterinarian a chance to verify the horse’s age.

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Dental Work and Mature Equine Athletes

November 04, 2016

How often does an older riding horse need his teeth checked by a vet? Dr. Erin Denney-Jones offers advice.... Read More

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My Older Horse Coughs During Warmup: Is That Normal?

November 03, 2016

Drs. Ann Rashmir-Raven and Erin Denney-Jones say even a few coughs from your senior horse under saddle aren't okay.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashley Wagner-Wells

October 28, 2016

Ashley Wagner-Wells' research focused on equine protein metabolism and skeletal muscle physiology.... Read More

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Managing and Maintaining the Older Equine Athlete

October 27, 2016

Do you have a mature or senior horse? Find out how to keep him comfortable and competitive as he ages!... Read More

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Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

October 24, 2016

Take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development, such as combating obesity and reducing pasture and NSC intake.... Read More

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Exercise Benefits Senior Horses

October 23, 2016

Age-related issues can limit performance, but regular exercise remains important for older horses.... Read More

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Horse Blanketing FAQs

October 18, 2016

On or off? Hot or cold? Lightweight or heavyweight? We'll answer these questions and more. ... Read More

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New Data on Pergolide Dosing in Horses

October 15, 2016

Researchers found that once-daily dosing with 1 mg of pergolide is appropriate for most horses with PPID.... Read More

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Breaking Down Body Condition

October 03, 2016

Assess your horse's body condition regularly so you can adjust his diet accordingly and identify potential problems.... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

September 23, 2016

If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health.... Read More

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Free Equine Dentistry Research Collection Published Online

September 09, 2016

The collection includes 10 studies on physiology, disease, diagnosis, and treatment techniques in equine dentistry.... Read More

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Feeding a Senior Hinny

September 07, 2016

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