Recent News for Older Horse Care

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Could MRI Help Identify Early-Stage PPID?

May 15, 2017

Researchers found that MRI can effectively show pituitary gland and pars intermedia size and other details.... Read More

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Feeding Horses for Joint Health

May 15, 2017

Proper nutrition can literally make or break joint health. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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What Causes Equine Cushing's Disease?

May 12, 2017

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

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Laminitis, PPID, and Hyperinsulinemia: What's the Link?

May 10, 2017

Researchers explored if hyperinsulinemia and laminitis severity are correlated in horses recently diagnosed with PPID.... Read More

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Bute for Old Bones

May 10, 2017

My vet wants my 38-year-old on phenylbutazone forever. Is there anything else that could help him with no side effects?... Read More

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Spring Grass Safety

May 09, 2017

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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Testing for Equine Cushing's Disease

May 08, 2017

Weighing the pros and cons of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction tests old and new.... Read More

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How Much Do You Know About PPID?

May 05, 2017

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

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Cushing's Characteristics, Clinical Signs at Diagnosis

May 03, 2017

Researchers confirmed some suspected patterns in PPID clinical signs and identified others they considered surprising.... Read More

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The Horse, BI Partner for PPID Awareness in May

May 01, 2017

Look for up-to-date information about pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) all month on TheHorse.com. ... Read More

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Understanding Calories and Energy for Horses

May 01, 2017

In most cases, energy requirement recommendations are an estimate of what a horse needs. ... Read More

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Physiology of Equine Aging

April 28, 2017

Rutgers researchers have gained a better understanding of how horses' bodies change as they age. Here's what we know.... Read More

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Helping an Easy Keeper Breathe Easy

April 26, 2017

My older horse has respiratory allergies. Is there anything I can do to help him breathe easier while wearing a muzzle?... Read More

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PAAG Showing Promise as Arthritis Pain Reliever for Horses

April 23, 2017

Researchers believe polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAAG) could have a long-lasting cushioning effect on arthritic joints.... Read More

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Does a Senior Horse Have Special Vaccination Needs?

April 21, 2017

Dr. Kevin Hankins explains why senior horses are in a category of their own for vaccinations and care.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

April 19, 2017

A veterinarian answers a reader's question on why some horses have seasonal runny manure.... Read More

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Time-Saving Tips: Feeding and Watering Horses

April 15, 2017

Our staff and sources offer ways you can save time during feeding time.... Read More

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Leading Causes of Death in Aged Horses in Kentucky Examined

April 07, 2017

Digestive system and cardiovascular system problems were the most common causes of death in the study population.... Read More

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Carbohydrates Defined

March 29, 2017

Carbohydrates are the main source of dietary energy for horses and are important for fast, quick-burning power.... Read More

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Feeding Horses With Endocrine Disorders

March 28, 2017

Nutritional management revolves around weight loss and low-sugar and -starch diets. ... Read More

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UK to Host Second Equine Nutrition Short Course

March 25, 2017

Presentation topics include feeding through a horse's life cycle, evaluating body condition, nutrition myths, and more.... Read More

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

March 24, 2017

Aging for horses means strength and flexibility diminish, as well as the body's ability to handle infection.... Read More

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Older Creature Comforts

March 23, 2017

I'm concerned about my senior horse's mental happiness. How can I keep him comfortable and happy?... Read More

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Fat in the Equine Diet

March 22, 2017

Fat is an energy powerhouse that is a horse's most abundant energy source.... Read More

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Elevated SAA Can Help Diagnose Septic Arthritis in Horses

March 22, 2017

Findings suggest blood serum SAA levels could be an earlier indicator of joint infection than synovial fluid SAA levels.... Read More