Older Horse Care Concerns

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Open Wide!

August 05, 2013

How frequently are your senior horses' teeth examined and floated?... Read More

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Adams Receives Equine Research Grant

August 01, 2013

Amanda Adams, PhD, is researching the immune system of the geriatric horse.... Read More

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Not Done Yet

July 31, 2013

Even after some older horses officially retire, they're just not ready to be done working yet.... Read More

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Lifelong Connections

July 25, 2013

Two senior mares gave me first-hand look at just how deep some equine bonds seem to run.... Read More

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Soft Tissue Struggles in Senior Horses

July 17, 2013

Soft tissue injuries--specifically tendon and ligament injuries--aren't uncommon in old horses.... Read More

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(Re)teaching an Old Dog an Old Trick

July 09, 2013

Has your senior horse ever forgotten how to do something you're pretty sure he once knew?... Read More

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Understanding the Differences between EMS and PPID

June 28, 2013

One researcher describes the differences between two common equine endocrine disorders: EMS and PPID.... Read More

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Not So Frightening Fireworks

June 26, 2013

Our senior horses never appear any worse for wear when the skies light up with color.... Read More

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Up and Down

June 17, 2013

I once handled a horse who could lie down, but couldn't always get back up.... Read More

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Common Senior Horse Behavior Problems

June 12, 2013

What is the most common behavior problem or case you see in aging horses?... Read More

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Fighting Laminitis

June 10, 2013

Laminitis isn't unique to senior horses, but it's certainly a concern for many owners of aging equids.... Read More

The Church family Minis go for a gallop. Photo by Travis Church. Courtesy only for SC's blog, pay otherwise

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Inevitable Longevity: June Sneak Peeks

June 10, 2013

Our older horses have carried us, quite literally, through different life phases. Simply, they're family.... 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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Countdown to Summer

June 04, 2013

Here's how I help my aging horse stay comfortable when temperatures soar.... 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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Vaccination Recommendations for PPID and EMS Horses

May 28, 2013

How should a senior horse with equine Cushing's disease and equine metabolic syndrome be vaccinated?... Read More

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Of Horses and Health Problems

May 21, 2013

I'd like to learn more about your equine seniors and the health challenges they face.... Read More

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Why Ride Seniors?

May 17, 2013

Some horses just aren't ready to retire. Why do you ride or compete with older horses?... Read More

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Active to Retired: Caring for the Senior Horse

May 14, 2013

Join us for a one-hour overview on the most important healthcare considerations for your senior horse.... Read More

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'At Least She's Feeling Good...'

May 10, 2013

Has treatment for a medical condition ever made your senior horse young again?... 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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Spring Training for Seniors

May 01, 2013

Many equestrians face the challenge of reconditioning horses who might have lost a step over the winter.... Read More

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Current Diagnostic Options for PPID

April 15, 2013

A two-tier series of tests can help equine practitioners confirm a PPID diagnosis, one veterinarian said.... Read More

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Supplement to Support Post-Surgical Joint Health (AAEP 2012)

March 31, 2013

A supplement fed after osteochondral fragment removal could help reduce post-surgical joint inflammation.... Read More

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Wobbler Syndrome in Older Horses

March 28, 2013

One vet says to consider wobbler syndrome as a diagnosis for aged horses with neurologic signs and neck pain.... Read More