Older Horse Care Concerns

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A Breath of Fresh Air: Senior Horse Respiratory Health

August 17, 2017

While every horse needs quality air to breathe, senior horses are particularly at risk for respiratory diseases.... Read More

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Endocrinopathic Laminitis Likelihood

August 08, 2017

Does a horse with sepsis-related or idiopathic laminitis have a higher risk of developing endocrinopathic laminitis?... Read More

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How Can I Keep My Senior Horse With PPID Cool?

July 26, 2017

An owner seeks advice on managing a senior horse with Cushing's disease during a heat wave.... Read More

The senior horses in Dr. Amanda Adams' herd experienced decreased immune function and elevated stress hormones following transport, changes that could take more than a month to return to normal levels.

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How Does Transport Impact Senior Horse Immune Function?

July 25, 2017

Decreased Immune function following transport could take more than a month to return to normal, researchers found.... Read More

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Feeding the EOTRH Horse

July 17, 2017

Learn how to design a diet for horses suffering or recovering from this dental condition.... Read More

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Hooves Helping Joints

July 11, 2017

Learn how smart trimming and shoeing techniques can help arthritic horses.... Read More

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Senior Feeds: Not Just for Old Horses

July 02, 2017

Don't balk at the S-word on the feed label. It might be just what your adult horse needs. ... Read More

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

June 30, 2017

Here's how to manage senior horses' aging teeth, joints, lungs, and more.... Read More

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How Old is Too Old for Colic Surgery?

June 16, 2017

The New Bolton Center has made some surprising discoveries concerning older horses and colic surgery.... Read More

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Dealing With a Down Horse

June 07, 2017

Learn how to right a recumbent horse and what factors influence his survival.... Read More

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Time to Retire?

May 27, 2017

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.... Read More

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PPID Horses' Hair Cortisol Levels Examined

May 26, 2017

Scientists theorized that hair cortisol levels could help identify early stage pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction.... Read More

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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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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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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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Senior Equine Feeds and Fiber

May 15, 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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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 10, 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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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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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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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