Recent News for Older Horse Care


Selecting the Best Joint Therapy Approach

March 05, 2013

One veterinarian reviews different non-steroidal joint medications commonly used in equine joint therapy.... Read More


Top Medicine Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

February 04, 2013

Dr. Stephen Reed recaps studies on endocrinology, neurologic and muscle disorders, foal health, and more.... Read More


Joint Supplement Choices

February 01, 2013

Nutraceuticals such as joint supplements have become popular preventative therapies for equine osteoarthritis.... Read More


Bedding Down the Senior Horse

January 29, 2013

How essential is stall bedding for a senior horse?... Read More


Loose Stools in Old Age

January 15, 2013

My old gelding is generally healthy, but lately he developed loose stools. Is there something I'm missing?... Read More


Participants Sought for Study on Resveratrol's Effects on Hock Lameness

January 15, 2013

Researchers are seeking horses for a study investigating resveratrol as a possible osteoarthritis treatment.... Read More


Univ. of Edinburgh Online Equine Nutrition Course Begins Jan. 28

January 11, 2013

More than 10,000 individuals have already signed up to take part in the course on horse nutrition.... Read More


Kentucky Round-Up Announces Educational Speaker Series

January 10, 2013

The event will feature an educational speaker series for parents, novice horse owners, and advanced horsemen. ... Read More


New Bolton Center Presents Lecture on Metabolic Disease in Horses

January 03, 2013

The lecture will focus on diagnosis and management of metabolic disorders, such as EMS and PPID.... Read More


Study Examines Osteoarthritis Formation after Fetlock Injury

November 24, 2012

A single impact injury did not cause generalized osteoarthritis in the fetlock during the study period.... Read More


Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 14, 2012

Veterinarians can keep diagnostic costs lower by using as much information from routine tests as possible.... Read More


Age for Onset of Osteoarthritis

November 13, 2012

At what age is osteoarthritis likely to start in a horse?... Read More


Tendon and Ligament Injuries in Older Horses

November 08, 2012

Geriatric horses often suffer tendon and ligament injuries for reasons unique to their age group.... Read More


Advances in Equine Joint Pain Management

November 05, 2012

One researcher evaluated pharmacologic methods of osteoarthritis management and recent pain control advances.... Read More


Feed Tags: Four Components to Evaluate

November 04, 2012

Pay special attention to the purpose statement, guaranteed analysis, ingredients, and directions for use.... Read More

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Conditioning Joint Cartilage through Early Exercise

November 02, 2012

Exercising foals helps condition articular cartilage and delay future joint disorders, one veterinarian says.... Read More


What Causes Equine Cushing's Disease?

October 30, 2012

What causes Cushing's disease, and why does it seem like it's so prevalent in our horses?... Read More


EMS, PPID Focus of Second Equine Endocrinology Summit

September 27, 2012

Endocrinology researchers met to discuss equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and equine Cushing's disease (PPID).... Read More


Ask the Vet LIVE: Equine Cushing's Disease (PPID), Sept. 18

September 04, 2012

During this live event, our experts will answer your questions about caring for the Cushingoid horse.... Read More


Fusion for Bone Spavin

September 01, 2012

Could an 18-year-old active Quarter Horse with bone spavin be a candidate for alcohol joint fusion?... Read More


Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine's Effects on Equine OA

August 04, 2012

Study shows this treatment for mild osteoarthritis has longer lasting effects than previously thought.... Read More


Commentary: Past, Present, and Future of Equine Stem Cells

July 06, 2012

One veterinarian shares his thoughts on the past, present, and future of stem cells in equine medicine.... Read More


Dexamethasone Administration Routes in Horses Compared

June 26, 2012

Study finds that dexamethasone (DXM) behaves similarly regardless of how it enters the horse's body.... Read More


Customizing Senior Horse Diets

June 07, 2012

Appropriate forage, forage alternatives, and/or concentrates can keep aged horses at a healthy body condition.... Read More


Managing Equine Cushing's Disease

June 01, 2012

Certain feeding strategies can help your horse weather equine Cushing's disease.... Read More