Older Horse Care Concerns

Osteoarthritis and joint disease are common in aging equids. Regular, judicious exercise can help keep an arthritic old horse comfortable.

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Researchers Test Joint Supplement's Impact on Old Horses

January 14, 2017

A resveratrol and hyaluronic acid supplement could have anti-inflammatory effects in aged horses, researchers found.... Read More

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Formidable Frostbite

January 04, 2017

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

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Feeding Older Horses With PPID, IR, or Metabolic Disease

January 02, 2017

Are there any parameters for offering senior feeds to horses diagnosed with Cushing's and laminitis?... Read More

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Breeding the Older Mare

December 30, 2016

As a mare's fertility wanes, there are still steps--some simple, some cutting-edge--breeders can take to obtain a foal.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Videos of 2016

December 27, 2016

View videos on vision, fear, the hoof, assessing the foal after birth, EIPH, trimming old horses' hooves, and more.... Read More

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The War Against Obesity

December 26, 2016

A successful equine slim-down program includes frequent weight assessments, smart feeding, and exercise.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Joint Injections for Horses

December 20, 2016

Of the 442 respondents, 90 (20%) use injections as a regular part of their horses' joint management programs.... Read More

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How Much Do You Know About PPID?

December 20, 2016

Here's a look at some common misconceptions about PPID and the truth behind them.... Read More

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When is an Older Horse Ready for Senior Feed?

December 19, 2016

As horses age, they might require additional nutritional support. Get advice for feeding senior horses.... Read More

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Equine Behavior Changes Before Death

December 14, 2016

Have horses been known to show significant behavior changes right before death? If so, why does this happen?... Read More

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Fit for the Trail

December 07, 2016

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More

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Vaccines for all Ages

December 06, 2016

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More

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Researchers Seeking Input for Senior Horse Study

November 29, 2016

The team is looking at dental problems in old horses, changes owners make to feeding regimens, and more.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashton Miller

November 25, 2016

Miller is studying the immune system of geriatric horses, particularly those with PPID, or equine Cushing's disease.... Read More

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

November 25, 2016

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

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Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 25, 2016

Veterinarians can keep diagnostic costs lower by using as much information from routine tests as possible.... Read More

And even with preventive measures, snowballs can build up. Protect your horse from slipping and injury by removing snow and ice from his hooves as it builds up.

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Top Winter Hoof Care Tips

November 20, 2016

Having a winter hoof care plan in place ahead of time can help eliminate worries during the deep freeze.... Read More

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Got Healthy Hooves? Here's How to Keep Them That Way

November 15, 2016

Consider the big picture--from farrier care and diet to environment and genetics--when maintaining your horse's feet.... Read More

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Help Your Senior Horse Weather the Winter

November 14, 2016

Ensure your golden oldie gets the care and support he needs, even if he's weathered previous winters without trouble.... Read More

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Horse Weight Management FAQs

November 05, 2016

There's lots to consider when managing a horse's weight. An equine nutritionist answers some common questions.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Ashley Wagner-Wells

October 28, 2016

Ashley Wagner-Wells' research focused on equine protein metabolism and skeletal muscle physiology.... Read More

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Minimizing Laminitis Risk in EMS Horses

October 24, 2016

Take steps to reduce the risk of laminitis development, such as combating obesity and reducing pasture and NSC intake.... Read More

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Exercise Benefits Senior Horses

October 23, 2016

Age-related issues can limit performance, but regular exercise remains important for older horses.... Read More

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Horse Blanketing FAQs

October 18, 2016

On or off? Hot or cold? Lightweight or heavyweight? We'll answer these questions and more. ... Read More

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New Data on Pergolide Dosing in Horses

October 15, 2016

Researchers found that once-daily dosing with 1 mg of pergolide is appropriate for most horses with PPID.... Read More