Feeding Old Horses

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Nutritional Management of Insulin Resistance in Horses

December 09, 2013

Learn how you can use nutritional planning to manage insulin resistance in horses.... Read More

Horses earn their places in our hearts and hold special memories in our minds. But as they get older, horses face common age-related conditions and diseases that require management and care.

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Old Horses: Diseases and Conditions

December 05, 2013

Older horses often face age-related conditions and diseases that require management and care.... Read More

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Feeding a Senior Hinny

December 02, 2013

My 30-year-old hinny is losing weight. How can I help him regain his weight without causing him harm?... Read More

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Horses' Maintenance Energy Requirements Reviewed

December 01, 2013

Is your horse consuming enough calories? Learn how to calculate your horse's maintenance energy requirements.... Read More

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Senior Horse Superstar Spotlight: Consul

October 09, 2013

Learn how the Iron Spring Farm staff is keeping 29-year-old Consul healthy and happy through his senior years.... Read More

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Nutrition's Role in Enhancing Aging Horses' Immunity

October 05, 2013

Researchers working to identify nutritional intervention regimens to improve immune function in old horses.... Read More

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Fall Fundamentals

October 01, 2013

How do you prepare your senior horses for winter?... Read More

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A First Time for Everything

September 25, 2013

Regardless of how long you've been working with horses, you've never seen or done it all.... Read More

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Senior Supplements: Yay or Nay

September 05, 2013

Have you ever used a supplement specifically designed for senior horses?... Read More

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Preparing Seniors for Horse Sitters

August 20, 2013

How do you prepare to leave your senior horses with a sitter?... Read More

Proper hay soaking can benefit several different, and sometimes related, equine health conditions. The process can reduce both allergens and nonstructural carbohydrates in forage.

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Conditions Helped by Hay Soaking

July 31, 2013

Research shows that soaking hay before feeding can help a variety of equine health conditions.... Read More

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Older Creature Comforts

June 06, 2013

I'm concerned about my senior horse's mental happiness. How can I keep him comfortable and happy?... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

June 01, 2013

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as they body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

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5 Things You Need to Know: Senior Horse Dental Care

May 09, 2013

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

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Seven Senior Horse Facts

May 07, 2013

Dr. Nancy Loving discusses the special needs of senior horses, including diet, nutrition, exercise, and more.... Read More

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Q & A: Trimming Feed Costs

January 21, 2013

Dr. Laurie Lawrence discusses how horse owners can cut their feed costs without cutting corners.... Read More

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Feeding Older Horses

January 16, 2013

Guest Dr. Amy Gill answers old horse nutrition questions submitted by users of TheHorse.com.... Read More

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Loose Stools in Old Age

January 15, 2013

My old gelding is generally healthy, but lately he developed loose stools. Is there something I'm missing?... Read More

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Univ. of Edinburgh Online Equine Nutrition Course Begins Jan. 28

January 11, 2013

More than 10,000 individuals have already signed up to take part in the course on horse nutrition.... Read More

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Caring for the Senior Horse

November 29, 2012

Dr. Dianne McFarlane outlines what you need to know about caring for older equines.... Read More

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Feed Tags: Four Components to Evaluate

November 04, 2012

Pay special attention to the purpose statement, guaranteed analysis, ingredients, and directions for use.... Read More

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Customizing Senior Horse Diets

June 07, 2012

Appropriate forage, forage alternatives, and/or concentrates can keep aged horses at a healthy body condition.... Read More

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Managing Equine Cushing's Disease

June 01, 2012

Certain feeding strategies can help your horse weather equine Cushing's disease.... Read More

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Similar but Different: Equine Cushing's Disease and EMS

June 01, 2012

Test for the common endocrine disorders Cushing's disease and equine metabolic syndrome and treat accordingly.... Read More

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Skinny Horse Help

January 01, 2012

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