Older Horse Care Concerns

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Sudden Conformation Change in an Aged Mare

September 20, 2017

A vet weighs in on what might cause a well-conformed senior mare to become over at the knee and fall during a ride.... Read More

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Diagnosing Equine Cushing's Disease

September 13, 2017

Years ago, vets relied on clinical signs to diagnose PPID. Find out how the disease is diagnosed now.... Read More

Horses at different life stages have a variety of immunization requirements.

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Fall Vaccines for Your Horse

September 12, 2017

Horses might need additional risk-based vaccines in the fall months, depending on location and activities. ... Read More

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Can a Horse's Leg 'Fall Asleep'?

August 31, 2017

What might cause a horse to scratch or drag a leg while he's lying down? ... Read More

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Mind the Gap: Feeding the Toothless Horse

August 22, 2017

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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A Breath of Fresh Air: Senior Horse Respiratory Health

August 17, 2017

While every horse needs quality air to breathe, senior horses are particularly at risk for respiratory diseases.... Read More

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Senior Can't (or Won't) Eat Hay? No Problem

August 11, 2017

If your aging equid can't or won't eat hay, don't worry: There are several other ways to get him the fiber he needs. ... Read More

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Endocrinopathic Laminitis Likelihood

August 08, 2017

Does a horse with sepsis-related or idiopathic laminitis have a higher risk of developing endocrinopathic laminitis?... Read More

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How Can I Keep My Senior Horse With PPID Cool?

July 26, 2017

An owner seeks advice on managing a senior horse with Cushing's disease during a heat wave.... Read More

The senior horses in Dr. Amanda Adams' herd experienced decreased immune function and elevated stress hormones following transport, changes that could take more than a month to return to normal levels.

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How Does Transport Impact Senior Horse Immune Function?

July 25, 2017

Decreased Immune function following transport could take more than a month to return to normal, researchers found.... Read More

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Taking Care of the Mature Pony Club Mount

July 22, 2017

Join us live from the United States Pony Club 2017 Festival and learn how to take care of your mature Pony Club mount!... Read More

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Feeding the EOTRH Horse

July 17, 2017

Learn how to design a diet for horses suffering or recovering from this dental condition.... Read More

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Hooves Helping Joints

July 11, 2017

Learn how smart trimming and shoeing techniques can help arthritic horses.... Read More

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Senior Feeds: Not Just for Old Horses

July 02, 2017

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

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Keeping the Aging Horse Comfortable

June 30, 2017

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

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Not So Frightening Fireworks

June 25, 2017

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

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How Old is Too Old for Colic Surgery?

June 16, 2017

The New Bolton Center has made some surprising discoveries concerning older horses and colic surgery.... Read More

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A Promise to My Aging Horse

June 08, 2017

Owning horses sometimes requires making tough choices, especially as they get older. ... Read More

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Dealing With a Down Horse

June 07, 2017

Learn how to right a recumbent horse and what factors influence his survival.... Read More

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Time to Retire?

May 27, 2017

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

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PPID Horses' Hair Cortisol Levels Examined

May 26, 2017

Scientists theorized that hair cortisol levels could help identify early stage pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction.... Read More

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USDA Releases Second Report From Equine 2015 Study

May 25, 2017

The report includes figures on equid use, vaccination, equid mortality rates, EIA testing, and more.... Read More

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Is it PPID or EMS? Diagnosing Equine Endocrine Disease

May 24, 2017

Dr. Dianne McFarlane compares pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction and equine metabolic syndrome.... Read More

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Seeking Relief: Current Directions in Equine Pain Management

May 24, 2017

Learn what veterinarians are doing to improve how they control equine pain.... Read More

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Does Equine PPID Affect Immune Responses to Vaccination?

May 19, 2017

Horses with PPID had lessened antibody titers following vaccination for rhinopneumonitis and West Nile virus.... Read More