Recent News for Older Horse Care

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USDA Releases Second Report From Equine 2015 Study

May 25, 2017

The report includes figures on equid use, vaccination, equid mortality rates, EIA testing, and more.... Read More

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Equine Ringbone: Process, Progress, and Prognosis

May 24, 2017

Learn more about how veterinarians and farriers manage this degenerative arthritic condition.... Read More

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Seeking Relief: Current Directions in Equine Pain Management

May 24, 2017

Learn what veterinarians are doing to improve how they control equine pain.... Read More

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How to Introduce and Use a Grazing Muzzle for Horses

May 22, 2017

An equine nutritionist offers tips for reducing your horse's pasture intake with a grazing muzzle. ... Read More

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Cushing's Horses' Long-Term Response to Pergolide

May 22, 2017

Researchers determined that veterinarians can manage PPID long-term without a progressive increase in pergolide dose.... Read More

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An Inside Look at the Equine GI Microbiome

May 20, 2017

Researchers are learning more about how microbes within the gut influence horse health. ... Read More

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Does Equine PPID Affect Immune Responses to Vaccination?

May 19, 2017

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

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New Data on Pergolide Dosing in Horses

May 17, 2017

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

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Could MRI Help Identify Early-Stage PPID?

May 15, 2017

Researchers found that MRI can effectively show pituitary gland and pars intermedia size and other details.... Read More

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Senior Equine Feeds and Fiber

May 14, 2017

Our equine nutritionist explains why senior feeds are high in fiber and why that's good for your older horses.... Read More

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Feeding Horses for Joint Health

May 14, 2017

Proper nutrition can literally make or break joint health. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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What Causes Equine Cushing's Disease?

May 12, 2017

What causes Cushing's disease, and why does it seem like it's so prevalent in our horses?... Read More

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Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?

May 10, 2017

Researchers explored if hyperinsulinemia and laminitis severity are correlated in horses recently diagnosed with PPID.... Read More

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Bute for Old Bones

May 09, 2017

My vet wants my 38-year-old on phenylbutazone forever. Is there anything else that could help him with no side effects?... Read More

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Spring Grass Safety

May 09, 2017

As benign as it might seem, this fresh forage can cause more harm than good. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Testing for Equine Cushing's Disease

May 08, 2017

Weighing the pros and cons of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction tests old and new.... Read More

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How Much Do You Know About PPID?

May 05, 2017

Here's a look at some common misconceptions about PPID and the truth behind them.... Read More

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Cushing's Characteristics, Clinical Signs at Diagnosis

May 03, 2017

Researchers confirmed some suspected patterns in PPID clinical signs and identified others they considered surprising.... Read More

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PAAG Showing Promise as Arthritis Pain Reliever for Horses

May 02, 2017

Researchers believe polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAAG) could have a long-lasting cushioning effect on arthritic joints.... Read More

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The Horse, BI Partner for PPID Awareness in May

May 01, 2017

Look for up-to-date information about pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) all month on TheHorse.com. ... Read More

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Understanding Calories and Energy for Horses

May 01, 2017

In most cases, energy requirement recommendations are an estimate of what a horse needs. ... Read More

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Physiology of Equine Aging

April 28, 2017

Rutgers researchers have gained a better understanding of how horses' bodies change as they age. Here's what we know.... Read More

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Helping an Easy Keeper Breathe Easy

April 26, 2017

My older horse has respiratory allergies. Is there anything I can do to help him breathe easier while wearing a muzzle?... Read More

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Does a Senior Horse Have Special Vaccination Needs?

April 21, 2017

Dr. Kevin Hankins explains why senior horses are in a category of their own for vaccinations and care.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

April 19, 2017

A veterinarian answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More