Recent News for Older Horse Care

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Do Horses Need Hay Around the Clock?

November 20, 2017

A horse owner asks if she's feeding her horse enough hay often enough. Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes responds.... Read More

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Monthly Equine Wellness Tips

November 19, 2017

Find a year's worth of tips to keep your horse healthy in every season.... Read More

Buttons developed an eye cloudiness in retirement that eventually cost him his sight.

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Considering a Horse's Quality of Life

November 16, 2017

An owner describes how she made the difficult decision to euthanize her "heart horse" based on his quality of life.... Read More

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Fat Options to Help Your Horse Hold Weight During the Winter

November 13, 2017

Oil? Rice bran or flax seeds? Fat-fortified feed? Learn how to pick the best option for horses that are hard-keepers.... Read More

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Vaccines for All Ages

November 13, 2017

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

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Cold Weather Challenges for Horses With Osteoarthritis

November 03, 2017

Plunging temperatures, snow, and freezing rain can trigger joint discomfort. Here's how to keep your horse comfortable.... Read More

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Six Steps to Keep Aging Performance Horses Healthy

October 27, 2017

Find tips on how to extend horses' "health spans," maximize performance years, and maintain a good quality of life.... Read More

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Bone Spur Prognosis

October 24, 2017

Our gelding's broken hock healed with bone spurs. What is the long-term prognosis for affected horses?... Read More

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UK Reaches 100th Seminar Series Milestone

October 24, 2017

Seven speakers presented lectures during a mini-symposium focused on "Ensuring the Golden Years: Care of Old Horses."... Read More

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The Road to Recovery: Rehab for the Horse's Upper-Body

October 20, 2017

In the first of this two-part series, we'll explore full-body rehabilitation options, from the horse's head to tail. ... Read More

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Grasping Insulin Resistance in Horses

October 18, 2017

Two leading researchers explain insulin's effects on the body and how to manage the IR horse. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Managing Equine Arthritic Aches and Pains

October 17, 2017

Of the 515 respondents, 232 (45%) said they use joint supplements to help keep their arthritic horses comfortable.... Read More

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Horse Weight Management FAQs

October 16, 2017

There's lots to consider when helping a horse gain, lose, or maintain weight. Don't worry. We're here to help.... Read More

Veterinarians in the U.K. generally treat joint injections as surgical procedures.

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Equine Intra-Articular Osteoarthritis Treatment Options

October 07, 2017

Pharmacological osteoarthritis therapy focuses on preventing or reducing pain and improving joint function.... Read More

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Fall is Ideal Time for Senior Horse Dental Checks

October 06, 2017

With winter approaching, schedule a dental check-up and nutritional status assessment, especially for older horses.... Read More

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Fall Wellness Exams for Horses

October 05, 2017

Consider having your veterinarian perform a wellness check on your horse before winter arrives.... Read More

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British Horse Health Survey Trends Reflect Current Research

October 04, 2017

Skin diseases and lameness were the most commonly reported ailments, affecting 31.1% and 23.4% of horses, respectively.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Older Horse Care Concerns

October 03, 2017

Readers said maintaining weight, osteoarthritis, and other lameness were their top senior horse care concerns. ... Read More

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Working With An Equine Nutritionist

October 01, 2017

A nutritionist can tell you if you're over- or underfeeding or supplementing and address other equine diet concerns.... Read More

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Can Horses Eat Pumpkin?

October 01, 2017

Do you want a festive fall treat for your horse? Find out if pumpkin is a safe choice. ... Read More

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

October 01, 2017

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More

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Formidable Frostbite

September 29, 2017

Healthy horses handle frigid temperatures well, but their extremities still are vulnerable to frostbite.... Read More

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Getting a Read on Infection in Horses

September 27, 2017

Vets are using serum amyloid A, a naturally produced protein, to detect equine infections and monitor treatment.... Read More

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Helping Old Horses Gain Weight Before Winter

September 25, 2017

Our nutrition expert offers care and feeding tips for a thin senior horse before the cold weather hits.... Read More

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Atopic Dermatitis in Horses

September 25, 2017

Learn how to treat this skin condition in show horses without inadvertently breaking drug rules.... Read More