Recent News for Older Horse Care

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How Immunosenescence Impacts Senior Horse Care

January 27, 2017

Your horse's immune system is aging with him. Here's what to remember when managing your old horses.... Read More

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Deconstructing the Laminitis 'Train Wreck'

January 25, 2017

Researchers have made great strides in understanding laminitis, but it remains a difficult disease to predict and treat.... Read More

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Founder vs. Laminitis

January 25, 2017

A lot of people use the words laminitis and founder interchangeably. Are these two conditions the same thing?... Read More

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Seeking Relief: Current Directions in Equine Pain Management

January 17, 2017

Learn what veterinarians are doing to improve how they control equine pain.... Read More

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How Much Grain Should I Feed My Colic-Prone Horse?

January 16, 2017

An owner with a colicky horse is worried that grain could be the culprit and wants to know how much to feed.... Read More

Osteoarthritis and joint disease are common in aging equids. Regular, judicious exercise can help keep an arthritic old horse comfortable.

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Researchers Test Joint Supplement's Impact on Old Horses

January 14, 2017

A resveratrol and hyaluronic acid supplement could have anti-inflammatory effects in aged horses, researchers found.... Read More

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EMS and the Slippery Slope to Laminitis

January 12, 2017

A British veterinarian describes what scientists think happens in the body with endocrinopathic laminitis cases and why.... Read More

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Yes, Your Overweight Horse is at Risk for Laminitis

January 11, 2017

The good news is that many of the laminitis risk factors researchers identified can be detected early and modified.... Read More

“Clients often ask, ‘What kind of grain should I use?’” Tanner says. “I always ignore that question and immediately ask, ‘What kind of hay are you giving them?’ If you have bad hay, you’re not going to fix that with more grain.” Tanner also recommends checking with your vet before giving your horse supplements, since nutraceuticals are not regulated by the FDA. “You could be wasting a good bit of money on something that’s not good for your horse,” he says.

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Resolve to Weigh Your Horse's Feed

January 09, 2017

Do you want to make sure your horse is getting the right amount of feed? Use a scale!... Read More

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Diseases That Affect Nutrient Delivery in Horses

January 08, 2017

Watch for these conditions that impact nutrient absorption and lead to weight loss.... Read More

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Formidable Frostbite

January 04, 2017

Healthy horses handle frigid temperatures well, but their extremities still are vulnerable to frostbite.... Read More

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Feeding Older Horses With PPID, IR, or Metabolic Disease

January 02, 2017

Are there any parameters for offering senior feeds to horses diagnosed with Cushing's and laminitis?... Read More

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Breeding the Older Mare

December 30, 2016

As a mare's fertility wanes, there are still steps--some simple, some cutting-edge--breeders can take to obtain a foal.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Videos of 2016

December 27, 2016

View videos on vision, fear, the hoof, assessing the foal after birth, EIPH, trimming old horses' hooves, and more.... Read More

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The War Against Obesity

December 26, 2016

A successful equine slim-down program includes frequent weight assessments, smart feeding, and exercise.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Joint Injections for Horses

December 20, 2016

Of the 442 respondents, 90 (20%) use injections as a regular part of their horses' joint management programs.... Read More

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How Much Do You Know About PPID?

December 20, 2016

Here's a look at some common misconceptions about PPID and the truth behind them.... Read More

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When is an Older Horse Ready for Senior Feed?

December 19, 2016

As horses age, they might require additional nutritional support. Get advice for feeding senior horses.... Read More

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Equine Behavior Changes Before Death

December 14, 2016

Have horses been known to show significant behavior changes right before death? If so, why does this happen?... Read More

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Risks Associated With Feeding Horses Traditional Bran Mashes

December 12, 2016

While steeped in tradition, feeding bran mashes can cause GI distress in horses. Learn why, and discover alternatives.... Read More

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Equine Weight Management: Facts and Fiction

December 11, 2016

Are you trying to help your horse gain or lose weight? Here are some facts and fallacies to consider.... Read More

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Fit for the Trail

December 07, 2016

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

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Vaccines for all Ages

December 06, 2016

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More

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Can Fat Help Horses Gain Weight in Winter?

December 05, 2016

Find out how to safely feed horses fat and if it's a good weight-gain solution.... Read More

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Researchers Seeking Input for Senior Horse Study

November 29, 2016

The team is looking at dental problems in old horses, changes owners make to feeding regimens, and more.... Read More