Older Horse Care Concerns

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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 28, 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

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Breaking Down Body Condition

October 03, 2016

Assess your horse's body condition regularly so you can adjust his diet accordingly and identify potential problems.... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

September 23, 2016

If your horse has few to no teeth, he might not be chewing and digesting the nutrients he needs to maintain his health.... Read More

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Free Equine Dentistry Research Collection Published Online

September 09, 2016

The collection includes 10 studies on physiology, disease, diagnosis, and treatment techniques in equine dentistry.... Read More

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Feeding a Senior Hinny

September 07, 2016

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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Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?

August 31, 2016

Researchers explored if hyperinsulinemia and laminitis severity are correlated in horses recently diagnosed with PPID.... Read More

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Studying Heaves in Horses Could Help Humans With Asthma

August 27, 2016

Researchers are studying underlying genetic factors that lead some horses to develop heaves while others don't.... Read More

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What We're Learning About Senior Horses

August 26, 2016

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More

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10 Early Warning Signs of Laminitis

August 24, 2016

Your horse's best chance of overcoming this hoof disease might lie in your ability to catch it early.... Read More

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Does EMS Impact Horses' Immune Responses to Vaccines?

August 12, 2016

EMS did not appear to significantly impact horses' humoral responses compared to age-matched controls, researchers said.... Read More

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Hyperinsulinemia in Horses: What to Watch For

July 22, 2016

Researchers identified several disease predictors, including advancing age, laminitis, and a cresty neck, among others.... Read More

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Common Senior Horse Behavior Problems

July 21, 2016

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