Older Horse Care Concerns

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What Can I Do to Help My Horse with a History of Choke?

October 23, 2014

Dr. Bryant Craig shares ways to prevent choke in horses and reviews what to do during an active choke.... Read More

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What Deworming Program is Right for Seniors?

October 23, 2014

A listener wants to know if strategic deworming is okay for older horses with health issues. Dr. Bryant Craig responds.... Read More

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Tips for Preparing Your Older Horse for Winter

October 23, 2014

Take these considerations into account when preparing older horses for winter and maintaining them throughout.... Read More

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Do Senior Horses Really Need to be Vaccinated?

October 22, 2014

Learn new information about vaccinating senior horses and protecting them from disease.... Read More

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Equine Life Stages: Senior Horses

October 16, 2014

Old horses spend their lifetimes earning our love and respect. Learn how to keep them healthy and comfortable.... Read More

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Managing Sightless Senior Donkeys

October 06, 2014

Meet two residents of The Donkey Sanctuary's blind donkey herd: 24-year-old Teddy and his sighted companion, Lucky.... Read More

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The Golden Years: Caring for the Senior Horse

October 03, 2014

With a little extra care and attention, many older horses can have an extended career and a comfortable life.... Read More

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WEG Reflections: Rehomed Horses Shine

October 01, 2014

Horses cast from other careers competed and entertained at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.... Read More

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Hurry Up and Wait

September 23, 2014

What age-related health conditions are you managing in your senior horses?... Read More

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Keep Your Older Horse Comfortable During a Trim

September 18, 2014

Farrier Kirk Adkins of UC Davis demonstrates techniques to help your old horse feel better during a trim.... Read More

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Age-Defying Donkeys

September 16, 2014

Meet Tessa, a 49-year-old Donkey living out her golden years at The Donkey Sanctuary, in Sidmouth, Devon, England.... Read More

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Planning for the Final Goodbye

September 11, 2014

While end-of-life planning for your horse might be painful, having a plan ahead of time will make the decision easier.... Read More

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Keep a Close Eye

September 03, 2014

Do you monitor your older horses regularly for health problems? What specific issues are you looking for? ... Read More

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5 Things You Need to Know: Senior Horse Dental Care

August 28, 2014

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

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Senior Horse Superstar Spotlight: Nice Touch

August 19, 2014

Meet senior World Equestrian Games para-dressage horse, 19-year-old Nice Touch, and her rider Roxie Trunnell.... Read More

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Just Because They Can Doesn't Mean They Should

August 12, 2014

Sometimes it's better to scale back an older horse's athletic endeavors than risk an injury. ... Read More

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Researchers Unlock Clues about Aging Equine Tendons

August 06, 2014

The research team discovered marked differences in the proteins found in young and old horses' tendons.... Read More

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Massages for Senior Horses

July 29, 2014

Have you had massage, myofascial release, or any other type of body work performed on your older horse?... Read More

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Researchers Link Red Complex Bacteria, EOTRH

July 29, 2014

The presence of red complex bacteria could be a red flag for impending tooth reabsorption, researchers say.... Read More

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A Whole-Horse Approach to Managing Joint Disease

July 28, 2014

From hoof and veterinary care to nutrition, exercise, and acupuncture, find out how to keep your horse sound.... Read More

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Malinowski Delivers Presentation on Senior Horse Health

July 27, 2014

Karyn Malinowski PhD, presented "Ensuring Good Health and Well-Being of the Aging Equine Population."... Read More

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Fly and Other Insect Patrol for Senior Horses

July 22, 2014

Do you think your senior horses have grown more sensitive to flies as they've aged?... Read More

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What Your Senior Horse is Telling You about His Diet

July 20, 2014

How can your senior horse's appearance indicate he's in need of a diet change? Learn what to watch for.... Read More

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Pushing the Limits

July 14, 2014

Do you ever let your aging equid push the limits? ... Read More

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Back to Work after Summer Vacation

July 10, 2014

What tips do you have for bringing an aging horse back into an exercise program?... Read More