Older Horse Care Concerns

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Keep a Close Eye

September 03, 2014

Do you monitor your older horses regularly for health problems? What specific issues are you looking for? ... Read More

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5 Things You Need to Know: Senior Horse Dental Care

August 28, 2014

Dr. Dominic Dawson explains common old horse dental issues and makes recommendations for care.... Read More

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Senior Horse Superstar Spotlight: Nice Touch

August 19, 2014

Meet senior World Equestrian Games para-dressage horse, 19-year-old Nice Touch, and her rider Roxie Trunnell.... Read More

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Just Because They Can Doesn't Mean They Should

August 12, 2014

Sometimes it's better to scale back an older horse's athletic endeavors than risk an injury. ... Read More

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Researchers Unlock Clues about Aging Equine Tendons

August 06, 2014

The research team discovered marked differences in the proteins found in young and old horses' tendons.... Read More

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Massages for Senior Horses

July 29, 2014

Have you had massage, myofascial release, or any other type of body work performed on your older horse?... Read More

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Researchers Link Red Complex Bacteria, EOTRH

July 29, 2014

The presence of red complex bacteria could be a red flag for impending tooth reabsorption, researchers say.... Read More

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A Whole-Horse Approach to Managing Joint Disease

July 28, 2014

From hoof and veterinary care to nutrition, exercise, and acupuncture, find out how to keep your horse sound.... Read More

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Malinowski Delivers Presentation on Senior Horse Health

July 27, 2014

Karyn Malinowski PhD, presented "Ensuring Good Health and Well-Being of the Aging Equine Population."... Read More

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Fly and Other Insect Patrol for Senior Horses

July 22, 2014

Do you think your senior horses have grown more sensitive to flies as they've aged?... Read More

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What Your Senior Horse is Telling You about His Diet

July 20, 2014

How can your senior horse's appearance indicate he's in need of a diet change? Learn what to watch for.... Read More

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Pushing the Limits

July 14, 2014

Do you ever let your aging equid push the limits? ... Read More

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Back to Work after Summer Vacation

July 10, 2014

What tips do you have for bringing an aging horse back into an exercise program?... Read More

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Making Peace with Senior Feed

June 24, 2014

If your older horses eat grain, what kind? When did you make the switch to senior feed, and why?... Read More

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Summer Haircuts for Equine Seniors

June 17, 2014

How do you manage your hairy seniors during the warm months?... Read More

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Where's the Time Gone?

June 11, 2014

Do you have a horse who's become better with age and maturity?... Read More

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Managing Seniors with Heaves

June 10, 2014

Senior horses diagnosed with heaves face more obstacles than their younger counterparts. ... Read More

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Equine Cushing's Disease Reviewed

June 07, 2014

Equine Cushing's disease occurs in an estimated 15-30% of horses and ponies older than 20. ... Read More

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Seattle Slew's Senior Surgeries

June 03, 2014

Seattle Slew made headlines as a senior horse when he underwent two major neck surgeries in the early 2000s.... Read More

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Keeping Seniors with Heaves Breathing Easy

May 27, 2014

Have you ever managed an older horse with heaves or other respiratory issues?... Read More

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Thoroughbred Clever Allemont Dies at Old Friends

May 27, 2014

Old Friends retiree Clever Allemont was euthanized due to colic on May 26. The son of Clever Trick was 32. ... Read More

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Treats for Toothless Seniors

May 20, 2014

What are your senior horse's favorite treats?... Read More

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Insulin Sensitivity Compared among Breeds

May 19, 2014

Researchers confirmed that metabolic differences exist between breeds, even if equids aren't overweight.... Read More

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Prepare for Battle: Medicating Horses

May 16, 2014

It's in everyone's best interest to medicate a horse without a fight. Here's how to make medicating easier.... Read More

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Pre- and Post-Exercise Care for Seniors

May 13, 2014

Does your senior horse need any special pre- or post-exercise care? ... Read More