Older Horse Care Concerns


Diagnosing Colic in a 'FLASH'

July 31, 2015

Learn how vets use a technique called FLASH, a targeted abdominal ultrasound examination, to diagnose colic.... Read More


Skinny Horse Help

July 27, 2015

Learn how to determine if your horse is underweight and what feeding options are available for hard keepers.... Read More


UK Strongly Represented at the ESS Symposium

July 24, 2015

The symposium featured research on equine nutrition, exercise physiology, reproduction, management, and more.... Read More


Atopic Dermatitis in Horses

July 21, 2015

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


Stall-Resting Seniors

July 13, 2015

Some horses handle stall rest well, while others would rather not deal with it. Where does your senior horse fall?... Read More


Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

July 06, 2015

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


Laminitis Has Changed Our Plans

June 30, 2015

When a healthy older horse suddenly founders, plans can change very quickly.... Read More


Vaccines, Dewormers, and Nutrition for Senior Horses

June 30, 2015

Ensure your horse's "healthspan" equals his lifespan by optimizing his immunity, parasite control, and feed programs.... Read More


Poll Recap: Senior Horse Health Concerns

June 23, 2015

Readers said they are most concerned about senior horses' nutrition, followed by their joint and soft tissue health.... Read More


Horse Weight Management FAQ

June 15, 2015

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


Does Equine PPID Affect Immune Responses to Vaccination?

June 14, 2015

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


Senior Horse Care Revelations

June 01, 2015

What revelations have you had when it comes to caring for or just enjoying senior horses?... Read More


Study Confirms Euthanasia in Horses is Quick, Humane

May 21, 2015

Does humane euthanasia really stand up to its name? One research team believes it does.... Read More


Death of a Herdmate

May 19, 2015

Can the death of one horse lead to a complete change in another's behavior or "personality"?... Read More


Does Season Impact Old Horses' Immune Function?

May 19, 2015

Senior horses' inflammation levels increased in the spring, while lymphocyte proliferation increased in the fall.... Read More


Preparing for Summer with Senior Horses

May 18, 2015

How do you keep your senior horses healthy and happy when summer arrives?... Read More


Struggles with Spring Grass

May 01, 2015

Some owners of senior horses welcome spring grass, while others find it a source of worry. Where do you stand?... Read More


Getting to Know EOTRH

April 23, 2015

This painful dental disease is often seen in older horses and can have severe consequences. Here's what to watch for.... Read More


New Research Sheds Light on Tendon Injuries in Old Horses

April 21, 2015

The tendon's interfascicular matrix stiffens as it ages, making older horses more susceptible to injury.... Read More


Vaccine Strategies for the Whole Herd

April 12, 2015

Design vaccination protocols to maximize each horse's innate and adaptive responses to disease challenges.... Read More


PPID Paranoia

April 08, 2015

Do you own a horse with PPID? What were the first signs you noticed that indicated there was a problem?... Read More


Lessons Learned

April 02, 2015

What have your aging horses taught you?... Read More


Fit for the Trail

March 24, 2015

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More


Miserable Mud

March 17, 2015

Mud can prove problematic for any horse--especially older ones that don't get around quite as easily as they used to. ... Read More


Science Helping Senior Horses

February 28, 2015

How has veterinary science and technology improved your senior horses' lives?... Read More