Recent News for Older Horse Care


FDA No Longer Supports Compounded Pergolide Production

March 28, 2012

The change comes several months after the FDA approved a pergolide mesylate tablet for use in horses.... Read More


WCVM Research Survey Targets Cushing's Disease

January 30, 2012

The objective of the survey is to determine the prevalence of Cushing's disease worldwide.... Read More


Patella Infections in Foals Require Prompt Care (AAEP 2011)

January 29, 2012

Patella infections in foals, while uncommon, can result in prolonged and severe stifle joint infection.... Read More


Seasonal Effects on Texas Cushing's Test Results (AAEP 2011)

January 03, 2012

Season variations in ACTH levels are found in some geographic areas, while no changes take place in others.... Read More


LSU Seeks Horses with Front Limb Lameness Due to OA

December 26, 2011

The study will test a novel neutriceutical for the treatment of lameness in horses due to osteoarthritis.... Read More


Cushing's Disease and EMS Horse Course Archived

December 23, 2011

"Cushing's Disease and Equine Metabolic Syndrome" was presented by three authorities on the topics.... Read More


Researchers Evaluate Endocrinopathic Laminitis Prevalence

December 03, 2011

Endocrinopathic laminitis might be more common in horses affected by endocrine disease than once believed.... Read More


Drug to Treat PPID Clinical Signs Receives FDA Approval

November 03, 2011

The newly approved medication is the first and only FDA-approved product for managing PPID in horses.... Read More


Green-Lipped Mussel Product Beneficial for Horses with OA

October 09, 2011

A green-lipped mussel-derived product could be useful for combating some signs of osteoarthritis in horses.... Read More


AHF Releases 2011 Equine Research Project Summaries

October 06, 2011

The Arabian Horse Foundation released summaries of the research projects the organization funded in 2011. ... Read More


Making Sense of the Cushing's-EMS-Hypothyroidism Puzzle

October 01, 2011

What is the difference between these three potentially confusing conditions? ... Read More


Lecture: Regulation of Muscle Mass in Horses

September 17, 2011

Kristine Urschel, PhD, discussed factors that regulate equine muscle protein accretion and relevant research.... Read More


Study: Improved Owner Education Needed for Older Horse Care

September 03, 2011

Some important medical conditions are being overlooked by some owners and caretakers of geriatric horses.... Read More


New Approach for Treating Horses with OCD Lesions

August 30, 2011

Cornell University researchers are examining the use of degradable pins for treating OCD lesions in horses.... Read More


Disease Prevalence in Older Horses Examined

August 07, 2011

Researchers examine the prevalence of disease and which ailments are most common in older horses.... Read More


The Aging Horse

August 01, 2011

We'll explore how the horse's body systems age and what to look out for in your equine senior citizen.... Read More


Emerging Osteoarthritis Therapies

August 01, 2011

Supplements, polysulfated glycosaminoglycans, and regenerative medicines are some approaches for treating OA.... Read More


Blue Plate Special: Senior Horse Nutrition

August 01, 2011

Develop your senior horse's diet with geriatric conditions and challenges in mind.... Read More


The Secrets of Longevity

August 01, 2011

With horses now living well into their 20s and 30s, owners need to implement care and management practices tha... Read More


Common Reasons for Death in Older Horses Examined

July 31, 2011

Researchers examined the top reasons for death and euthanasia in older horses.... Read More

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Older Horses: Decreased Thermoregulation During Exercise

July 25, 2011

Senior horses have a propensity for developing hyperthermia, or elevated body temperature, when exercising.... Read More


Shock Wave Therapy and PSGAGs: Effects on Arthritis

July 24, 2011

Researchers recently investigated how certain arthritic joint tissues respond to treatments such as shock wave... Read More


Synovial Fluid's Effect on Stem Cells

July 21, 2011

Fluid caused little reaction in some horses' stem cells but promoted or inhibited growth in others.... Read More


Using Nutrition to Prevent and Manage Equine Disease

July 19, 2011

Adjusting what a horse consumes can help prevent or squelch some equine ailments.... Read More


Minimize Laminitis Risks

July 18, 2011

As lush summer grass grows, unfortunately so does your horse's risk for laminitis. ... Read More