Older Horse Care Concerns

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Horse Blanketing FAQs

January 06, 2018

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

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Study: Age Affects Equine Glucose, Insulin Responses

January 03, 2018

Older horses tended to have higher insulin secretory responses to glucose compared to adult horses, researchers found.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Slideshows of 2017

December 30, 2017

Learn about horse coat colors, skin conditions, pasture weeds, parasites, horse properties, and more.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Downloads of 2017

December 24, 2017

Find reports and forms on horse identification, scratches, supplements, harmonious housing, senior horses, and more.... Read More

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Bicking, Frank to Headline 32nd Heumphreus Lecture

December 19, 2017

During this year's lecture, farrier Daisy Bicking and Dr. Nick Frank will present on laminitis and endocrine disorders.... Read More

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Feeding PPID and IR Senior Horses

December 18, 2017

From reducing PPID-associated muscle wasting to managing IR and obesity, here's what to consider for your old horse.... Read More

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Breeding Older Mares

December 15, 2017

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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Immunosenescence: What Owners of Old Horses Need to Know

December 08, 2017

Take a look at how immunosenescence and its effects impact the way owners and veterinarians care for senior horses.... 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

December 06, 2017

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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Set Up Your Senior Horse For Cold-Weather Comfort

November 30, 2017

Ensure you're providing your senior horse with the support he needs to stay healthy all winter long.... Read More

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Equine Weight Loss Mysteries

November 27, 2017

How to unravel the reason behind your horse's head-scratching weight loss.... Read More

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Managing Chronic Laminitis

November 24, 2017

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

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Does Your Horse Have Healthy Hooves? Keep Them That Way

November 22, 2017

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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Caring for Senior Horses in Cold Weather

November 21, 2017

Learn how to help older horses stay warm and maintain weight this winter.... Read More

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Monthly Equine Wellness Tips

November 19, 2017

Find a year's worth of tips to keep your horse healthy in every season.... Read More

Buttons developed an eye cloudiness in retirement that eventually cost him his sight.

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Considering a Horse's Quality of Life

November 16, 2017

An owner describes how she made the difficult decision to euthanize her "heart horse" based on his quality of life.... Read More

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Vaccines for All Ages

November 13, 2017

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

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Cold Weather Challenges for Horses With Osteoarthritis

November 03, 2017

Plunging temperatures, snow, and freezing rain can trigger joint discomfort. Here's how to keep your horse comfortable.... Read More

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Six Steps to Keep Aging Performance Horses Healthy

October 27, 2017

Find tips on how to extend horses' "health spans," maximize performance years, and maintain a good quality of life.... Read More

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UK Reaches 100th Seminar Series Milestone

October 24, 2017

Seven speakers presented lectures during a mini-symposium focused on "Ensuring the Golden Years: Care of Old Horses."... Read More

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Poll Recap: Managing Equine Arthritic Aches and Pains

October 17, 2017

Of the 515 respondents, 232 (45%) said they use joint supplements to help keep their arthritic horses comfortable.... Read More

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Horse Weight Management FAQs

October 16, 2017

There's lots to consider when helping a horse gain, lose, or maintain weight. Don't worry. We're here to help.... Read More

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Fall is Ideal Time for Senior Horse Dental Checks

October 06, 2017

With winter approaching, schedule a dental check-up and nutritional status assessment, especially for older horses.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Older Horse Care Concerns

October 03, 2017

Readers said maintaining weight, osteoarthritis, and other lameness were their top senior horse care concerns. ... Read More

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Formidable Frostbite

September 29, 2017

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