Recent News for Older Horse Care

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Prepare for Battle: Medicating Horses

May 16, 2014

It's in everyone's best interest to medicate a horse without a fight. Here's how to make medicating easier.... Read More

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The War Against Obesity

May 12, 2014

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

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Diagnosing and Managing Endocrine Disorders in Senior Horses

May 11, 2014

By screening all older horses for these disorders, vets can identify problems quickly and implement treatment.... Read More

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Researchers Test 'Composite Pain Scale' for Horses

May 06, 2014

The scale includes common behaviors often seen in horses suffering from abdominal or musculoskeletal pain.... Read More

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Infographic: Feeding Your Horse

May 01, 2014

Are you confused about equine nutrition? Learn how to feed your horse in our step-by-step visual guide.... Read More

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Vaccines for all Ages

May 01, 2014

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

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Horse Weight Management FAQ

April 28, 2014

Get answers to some frequently asked questions about equine weight management from an equine nutritionist.... Read More

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Truths and Fallacies about Equine Weight Management

April 21, 2014

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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Infographic: Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)

April 15, 2014

Learn the risks of equine metabolic syndrome and how to manage horses with this all-too-common disorder.... Read More

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Managing Horses with Excessive Tearing

April 15, 2014

Teary eyes in horses could indicate potentially serious problems.... Read More

Nutrigenomics researchers are trying to uncover interactions between diet and gene expression

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What is Nutrigenomics?

April 07, 2014

The future of feeding horses is here: Learn how diet can impact your horse right down to his genetic core. ... Read More

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Study: Joint Injections have Low Risk of Synovial Sepsis

April 02, 2014

When careful aseptic techniques are used for joint injections, the risk of infection is low, researchers say.... Read More

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Blood-Contaminated Joint Fluid Samples Might Still be Useful

March 30, 2014

While vets typically toss contaminated samples, researchers now say useful information can still be garnered.... Read More

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Oral Joint Supplement Efficacy Tested in Senior Horses

March 26, 2014

Researchers found that an oral joint supplement did not improve stiff gaits in one senior horse population.... Read More

The work therapy horses such as Elliot perform is priceless; their health and welfare should be, as well.

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Therapeutic Riding Horse Health

March 20, 2014

Like any equine athlete, therapy horses require specialized training, care, and management. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Nutrition Knowledge

March 18, 2014

Of the 1,127 respondents, 225 (20%) indicated they were interesting in learning more about supplements.... Read More

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10 Equine Nutrition Resources on TheHorse.com

March 17, 2014

Find resources on good nutritional practices to help keep your horses healthy and happy.... Read More

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Beet Pulp FAQs

March 03, 2014

Two nutritionists answer 11 common questions about feeding horses beet pulp. ... Read More

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10 PPID Resources on TheHorse.com

February 27, 2014

We've searched through our archives and compiled 10 resources to help raise your PPID IQ.... Read More

Old horses often become unthrifty, meaning they are harder to keep weight on. Dental problems and endocrine disorders, as well as an aging digestive tract, are all possible causes of weight loss.

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Feeding the Finicky Horse

February 17, 2014

Health conditions, management changes, and palate preferences can affect a horse's appetite. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Savvy Seniors

February 11, 2014

Of the 1,638 respondents, 24% said their oldest horse is 26 to 30 years old. ... Read More

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Gene Therapy, Stem Cells' Effects on Equine Osteoarthritis

February 08, 2014

A combination of mesenchymal stem cells and gene therapy reduced osteoarthritis progression in one model.... Read More

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Joint Injection Refresher

February 06, 2014

Learn about using joint injections to help treat common causes of lameness and reduced performance. ... Read More

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Considerations for Managing Emaciated Horses

February 05, 2014

Body condition affects a horse's health status. Learn about specific health concerns for emaciated horses.... Read More

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U.S. Olympic Eventer Biko Dies at 30

January 31, 2014

The 17.3-hand former mount of U.S. equestrian Karen O'Conner was euthanized earlier this week. He was 30.... Read More