Recent News for Older Horse Care

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Illinois Group Adopts Retirement Plan for County Horse Herds

December 16, 2015

The ordinance allows retired horses to be rehomed or for the district to keep and maintain the retired animals.... Read More

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Equine Joint Therapies: What to Know

December 15, 2015

There are joint treatments galore, but your vet can help determine which option is best suited for your horse.... Read More

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Keeping Horses in the Asphalt Jungle

December 10, 2015

From vets stuck in city traffic to vexing ventilation issues, urban-dwelling horse owners deal with unique challenges. ... Read More

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Osteoarthritis Versus Arthritis: What's the Difference?

December 09, 2015

What's the difference between osteoarthritis and other types of arthritis?... Read More

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Indications for Joint Injections

December 09, 2015

Your vet might choose to inject your horse if his joints require direct treatment due to disease, inflammation, or pain.... Read More

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How Genetically Modified is Your Horse's Feed?

December 07, 2015

You might be surprised to find out with this introduction to GMOs.... Read More

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Why is My Horse's Manure Runny?

November 30, 2015

Nutrition changes, high-carb diets, and more: Discover the nutritional factors that can cause loose stool in horses.... Read More

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Snowboarder Rescues Snowbound Horse

November 28, 2015

The aging mare ended up stuck up to her abdomen in powdery snow before being rescued by a 21-year-old snowboarder.... Read More

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Tips on Caring for Senior Horses During Winter

November 25, 2015

From managing joint health to nutrition and dental issues, learn how to help your old horse conquer the cold.... Read More

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Weight Gain for Older Horses

November 25, 2015

My 25-year-old Thoroughbred has had trouble keeping weight on after a stroke. How can I help him? ... Read More

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Fall Wellness Exams for Horses

November 22, 2015

Consider having your veterinarian perform a wellness check on your horse before winter arrives.... Read More

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Nutrition and the Equine Topline

November 09, 2015

Find out how proper nutrition, including high-quality protein, could help improve muscling over your horse's back.... Read More

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Could Benefit Horses With Osteoarthritis

November 04, 2015

Recent study results support the hypothesis that omega-3s could modify a joint's response to inflammation.... Read More

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Identifying Unhealthy Horse Feed and Supplement Ingredients

November 02, 2015

Dr. Clair Thunes explains what certain feed label terms mean and how to spot potential trouble. ... Read More

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Can Horses Eat Pumpkin?

October 26, 2015

Do you want a festive fall treat for your horse? Find out if pumpkin is a safe choice. ... Read More

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British Horse Dies at Age 50

October 23, 2015

Orchid, a 50-year-old Thoroughbred/Arabian mare, died at the Remus Horse Sanctuary in Essex earlier this month.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Senior Superstars

October 20, 2015

Of the 1,943 respondents, 885 (46%) said the oldest horse they currently own or care for is 21 to 30 years old. ... Read More

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Can Fat Help Horses Gain Weight in Winter?

October 19, 2015

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

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Beet Pulp FAQs

October 12, 2015

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

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Fall Forage Transition Tips for Horse Owners

October 09, 2015

Here's how to help your horse make the switch from pasture to hay as easy and healthy as possible.... Read More

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Managing Seniors with Heaves

October 04, 2015

Senior horses diagnosed with heaves face more obstacles than their younger counterparts. ... Read More

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Top Tips to Prepare Your Senior Horse for Winter

October 02, 2015

From monitoring his body condition to keeping his joints moving, here's how to get your old horse ready for winter.... Read More

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Joint Injection Refresher

September 30, 2015

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

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What We're Learning About Senior Horses

September 25, 2015

Hot topics include digestion, metabolism, soft tissue injuries, and inflamm-aging.... Read More

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UK Undergraduate Student Spotlight: Sarah Sivinski

September 25, 2015

Sivinski studied muscle metabolism of horses at various stages of life and at different feeding stages. ... Read More