Older Horse Care Concerns

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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

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The War Against Obesity

May 12, 2014

A successful equine slim-down program includes frequent weight assessments, smart feeding, and exercise.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Managing Endocrine Disorders in Senior Horses

May 11, 2014

By screening all older horses for these disorders, vets can identify problems quickly and implement treatment.... Read More

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Researchers Test 'Composite Pain Scale' for Horses

May 06, 2014

The scale includes common behaviors often seen in horses suffering from abdominal or musculoskeletal pain.... Read More

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An Ounce of Prevention

May 06, 2014

What preventive methods do you use to keep your senior horses healthy and happy?... Read More

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In Pursuit of Long-Lost Horses

May 02, 2014

Do you know other ways to try to locate long-lost horses? And have you ever reunited with one? ... Read More

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Vaccines for all Ages

May 01, 2014

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

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Senior Horse Superstar Spotlight: 2014 Rolex Competitors

April 29, 2014

Meet the horses approaching senior status that contested this year's Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.... Read More

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Horse Weight Management FAQ

April 28, 2014

Get answers to some frequently asked questions about equine weight management from an equine nutritionist.... Read More

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Rehabilitating Senior Horses from Injuries

April 22, 2014

Have you brought an older horse back to work after an injury?... Read More

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Infographic: Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

April 15, 2014

Learn the risks of equine metabolic syndrome and how to manage horses with this all-too-common disorder.... Read More

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Managing Horses with Excessive Tearing

April 15, 2014

Teary eyes in horses could indicate potentially serious problems.... Read More

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How We Can Help Senior Horses Seeking Homes

April 15, 2014

Have you ever given a home to an aging equid in need?... Read More

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Your Senior Horse's Past Life

April 08, 2014

What did your senior horses do in their past lives? ... Read More

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Spring Shots for Senior Horses

April 01, 2014

What vaccinations does your senior horse receive?... Read More

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Oral Joint Supplement Efficacy Tested in Senior Horses

March 26, 2014

Researchers found that an oral joint supplement did not improve stiff gaits in one senior horse population.... Read More

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Spooky Seniors

March 18, 2014

What's the strangest thing your aging equid has spooked at?... Read More

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Packing Post-Winter Pounds on Senior Horses

March 12, 2014

What are your tips to pack pounds on seniors that drop weight during winter?... Read More