Recent News for Older Horse Care

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Wenying Zhu

June 27, 2015

Zhu's research focused on evaluating intra-articular glucocorticoid therapies for equine osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Vaccines, Dewormers, and Nutrition for Senior Horses

June 26, 2015

Ensure your horse's "healthspan" equals his lifespan by optimizing his immunity, parasite control, and feed programs.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Senior Horse Health Concerns

June 23, 2015

Readers said they are most concerned about senior horses' nutrition, followed by their joint and soft tissue health.... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

June 23, 2015

Using sensible strategies we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

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Horse Weight Management FAQ

June 15, 2015

There's lots to consider when managing a horse's weight. An equine nutritionist answers some common questions.... Read More

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Does Equine PPID Affect Immune Responses to Vaccination?

June 14, 2015

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

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Time-Saving Horse Care Tips

June 12, 2015

Our staff and sources offer ways you can save time on all aspects of horse care.... Read More

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Planning a Diet for a Laminitic Horse

June 08, 2015

Feeding a laminitic horse can be a challenge. Here are some tips for planning a diet suitable for such horses.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Horse Feed Amounts

June 02, 2015

Of the 1,278 respondents, 638 people (50%) said their horse receives 1 to 3 pounds of grain or concentrate feed daily.... Read More

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Is Hydroponic Feed in Your Horse's Future?

June 01, 2015

Rising feed prices and drought conditions have led to a growing interest in using fodder systems to feed horses.... Read More

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Study Confirms Euthanasia in Horses is Quick, Humane

May 21, 2015

Does humane euthanasia really stand up to its name? One research team believes it does.... Read More

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Death of a Herdmate

May 19, 2015

Can the death of one horse lead to a complete change in another's behavior or "personality"?... Read More

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Does Season Impact Old Horses' Immune Function?

May 19, 2015

Senior horses' inflammation levels increased in the spring, while lymphocyte proliferation increased in the fall.... Read More

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Feeding Horses with Neuromuscular Disorders

May 11, 2015

A correct diet can make these sometimes-debilitating conditions manageable.... Read More

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Practicing Science-Based Horse Husbandry

May 08, 2015

Practical ways to improve your horse's welfare, based on discoveries from the growing field of equitation science.... Read More

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Getting to Know EOTRH

April 23, 2015

This painful dental disease is often seen in older horses and can have severe consequences. Here's what to watch for.... Read More

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New Research Sheds Light on Tendon Injuries in Old Horses

April 21, 2015

The tendon's interfascicular matrix stiffens as it ages, making older horses more susceptible to injury.... Read More

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Horse Feeding Basics

April 20, 2015

Confused about your horse's diet? We're here to help. Here's how to craft the proper hay and grain ration.... Read More

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Bogers Receives $15,000 Elaine Klein Development Award

April 18, 2015

Dr. Sophie H. Bogers' research focuses on using stem cells to treat osteoarthritis in horses.... Read More

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Vaccine Strategies for the Whole Herd

April 12, 2015

Design vaccination protocols to maximize each horse's innate and adaptive responses to disease challenges.... Read More

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Spring Grass Safety

April 07, 2015

As benign as it might seem, this fresh forage can cause more harm than good. Here's what to remember.... Read More

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Fit for the Trail

March 24, 2015

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More

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Infectious Arthritis Incidence Following Joint Injections

March 23, 2015

Researchers determined that the overall incidence of infection was 9.2 per 10,000 injections.... Read More

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Post-Winter Weight Gain

March 09, 2015

Here's how to feed your hard keeper once temperatures start rising.... Read More

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Algae: The Next Big Thing for Equine Lameness and OA?

March 09, 2015

An extract from blue-green algae--a potentially toxic substance--could help arthritic horses without poisoning them.... Read More