Old Horse Care and Feeding

Of the 5.32 million horses and ponies in the United States, 400,000 (over 7.5%) are 20 years or older and considered geriatric, according to Frank Andrews, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM. About 50 horse owners convened at the University of Tennessee's (UT) College of Veterinary Medicine on Jan. 31, 2004, to attend a seminar highlighting techniques for managing older horses.

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