Older Horse Care Concerns


Helping an Easy Keeper Breathe Easy

May 25, 2016

My older horse has respiratory allergies. Is there anything I can do to help him breathe easier while wearing a muzzle?... Read More


Infographic: Rain Rot

May 25, 2016

Learn about this frustrating contagious equine skin disease and how to prevent its spread.... Read More


Managing Chronic Laminitis

May 25, 2016

Horses with chronic laminitis should be closely monitored during treatment and recovery. Here's what to consider.... Read More


Is Surgery an Option for Equine Cushing's Disease?

May 24, 2016

Researchers recently described a novel and still experimental procedure designed to treat PPID with positive results.... Read More


Obesity: Cause or Consequence of Metabolic Disease?

May 22, 2016

The team confirmed that EMS horses aren't always fat, but that obesity can point to an underlying metabolic condition.... Read More


Pain, Behavioral, or Both?

May 19, 2016

Often, a horse's behavior problems are rooted in either pain or incomplete training. Here's what to consider.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Melissa Siard

April 23, 2016

Siard is studying inflamm-aging in senior horses, polyphenols as anti-inflammatory treatments, and more.... Read More


Researchers Compare Similar Equine Eye Conditions

April 22, 2016

Corneal degeneration and calcific band keratopathy are a lot alike, but have some key differences, researchers found.... Read More


Senior Feeds: Not Just for Old Horses

April 12, 2016

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


Nephrosplenic Entrapment Treatment, Recurrence, and Survival

April 04, 2016

Survival rates were high, and a surgical procedure could help prevent recurrence of this type of colic.... Read More


Time to Retire?

March 24, 2016

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


Caring for and Keeping Older Horses

March 20, 2016

Owners should watch senior horses closely for signs of decline and contact their veterinarians if problems arise.... Read More


Equine Vaccination Q&A

March 16, 2016

Confused by the various vaccine types, schedules, and administration routes for horses? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More


Cushing's and EMS: What's the Difference?

March 06, 2016

Practitioners must use clinical signs and laboratory testing to distinguish between these sometimes similar ailments.... Read More

Galbraith says good conformation and judicious training can help a reiner continue performing past his youth.


Super Senior Sport Horses

February 26, 2016

Meet three equine athletes that are excelling in their golden years.... Read More


Using Hoof Boots to Manage Chronic Laminitis

February 26, 2016

While hoof boots aren't a permanent solution for chronic laminitis, they can provide customized support and pain relief.... Read More


Lines of Communication

February 16, 2016

Have your veterinarian and farrier worked together to manage or treat a health issue?... Read More


Tips for Maintaining Senior Horses' Weight

February 15, 2016

Learn how to alter senior horses' diets to maximize health and longevity in the face of common health issues.... Read More


Deciphering Your Feed Tag, Part 3: Senior Horses

February 08, 2016

Learn what nutrients are in your senior horse's feed and why his body needs them.... Read More


Top Surgery Studies of 2015

February 03, 2016

Recaps of studies on colic outcomes, treatments for joint problems, respiratory surgery, and more.... Read More


Vaccination Recommendations for PPID and EMS Horses

January 27, 2016

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


Canine Melanoma Vaccine Testing in Horses Underway

January 25, 2016

While researchers have yet to see full resolution in study horses, all tumors reduced in size or stopped growing. ... Read More


Formidable Frostbite

January 22, 2016

Healthy horses handle frigid temperatures well, but their extremities still are vulnerable to frostbite.... Read More


Trudging Through Winter

January 20, 2016

How do you keep your senior horses healthy and happy when the cold and snow arrives?... Read More

Food packed between cheek teeth can cause bad breath.


Signs Your Horse Needs a Dental Exam

January 12, 2016

Are your horse's teeth bothering him? Here are some common signs to watch for. ... Read More