How horses age has a lot to do with their luck in the genetic lottery, but factors such as nutrition, medical and dental care, and lifestyle can enhance – and even extend – their years. With advances in parasite control, nutrition and general care, horses are working into their late teens and early 20s and can continue to be active.
Healthy older horses still need a job to do; they still need to feel they belong in order to provide them the motivation to go on. Veterinarians recommend starting early with a regimen of parasite control, suitable nutrition, annual wellness exams, vaccinations, and preventive dental care to pave the way for a long, healthy life.
This free report provides the horse owner and caretaker with an overview of some factors to consider for the care of your equine elder.
- Feed Tags: Four Components to Evaluate
- Study Evaluates Unintentional Weight Loss in Horses
- Drought, Heat Push Horse Feed Costs Skyward
- Help Sick Horses Heal with Nutrition
- Nutritional Considerations for Weanlings
- The Ins and Outs of Feeding the OTTB
- Spring Turnout Tips for Horses
- New Insulin Resistance Test Method for Horses (AAEP 2011)
- Equine Supplements and Nutritional Requirements (AAEP 2011)
- Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters