Recent News for Older Horse Care


Are Peppermints Spoiling My Horse's Diet?

October 19, 2016

Will giving my horse peppermints offset the hard work we're doing to help her lose weight? ... Read More


Horse Blanketing FAQs

October 18, 2016

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


Senior Feeds and the Unthrifty Horse

October 17, 2016

I used a senior equine feed to help my hard keeper gain weight. Now, should I switch him to a low-NSC product?... Read More


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


Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

October 14, 2016

By using sensible strategies, we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More


Increasing Chew Time for Hay Cubes and Pellets

October 10, 2016

Horses can consume hay pellets or cubes rapidly. How can we slow them down to increase their time spent chewing?... Read More


Algae: The Next Big Thing for Equine Lameness and OA?

October 10, 2016

An extract from blue-green algae--a potentially toxic substance--could help arthritic horses without poisoning them.... Read More


Survey: One-Third of Horses With Health Problems are Lame

October 07, 2016

The British survey results also suggest that lamenesses are more likely to originate in the limb than in the foot.... Read More


Pros and Cons of Feeding Horses Beet Pulp

October 03, 2016

An equine nutritionist answers common questions about beet pulp. ... Read More


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


Stifling the Pain

September 28, 2016

Find out how to get athletic horses with injuries to the large, complex stifle joint on the road to recovery.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Parvathy Thampi

September 25, 2016

Parvathy Thampi is investigating the mechanisms that limit joint cartilage's ability to repair.... Read More


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


Horse Knees: The Crooked, Chipped, and Inflamed

September 21, 2016

Horses' knees are prone to both congenital and acquired lameness problems. Here's what you need to know.... Read More


Poll Recap: Horse Treats: Yay or Neigh?

September 20, 2016

Of the 1,452 respondents 579 (40%) said they occasionally treat their horse to apples or carrots.... Read More


Complete Feeds vs. Ration Balancers: What's the Difference?

September 19, 2016

One's designed to be the horse's whole diet, while the other should be added to a ration. Which is best for your horse?... Read More


Feeding PPID Horses

September 12, 2016

Our nutrition expert explains how diet changes can help horses with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).... Read More


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


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


Equine NSAID Best Practices

September 03, 2016

Your veterinarian will decide which NSAID is best for your horse. Always adhere to his or her administration guidelines.... Read More


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

August 31, 2016

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


Feeding the Horse With Asthma

August 29, 2016

Recurrent airway obstruction is a medical condition, but feed changes might help your horse breathe better.... Read More


Studying Heaves in Horses Could Help Humans With Asthma

August 27, 2016

Researchers are studying underlying genetic factors that lead some horses to develop heaves while others don't.... Read More


What We're Learning About Senior Horses

August 26, 2016

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More


10 Early Warning Signs of Laminitis

August 24, 2016

Your horse's best chance of overcoming this hoof disease might lie in your ability to catch it early.... Read More