Recent News for Older Horse Care

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Insulin Resistance: Not Just for Old Cushing's Horses

July 26, 2013

Study results show insulin resistance might be a concern for all aged horses, not just horses with PPID.... Read More

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Ringbone Treatment Options

July 15, 2013

What is the best way to treat ringbone in horses?... Read More

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Understanding the Differences between EMS and PPID

June 28, 2013

One researcher describes the differences between two common equine endocrine disorders: EMS and PPID.... Read More

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Common Senior Horse Behavior Problems

June 12, 2013

What is the most common behavior problem or case you see in aging horses?... Read More

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Older Creature Comforts

June 06, 2013

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

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Senior Horse Care Strategies

June 01, 2013

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

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Vaccination Recommendations for PPID and EMS Horses

May 28, 2013

How should a senior horse with equine Cushing's disease and equine metabolic syndrome be vaccinated?... Read More

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PPID Risk Factors in Horses Studied

May 02, 2013

Researchers evaluated the prevalence of and risk factors for pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).... Read More

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Current Diagnostic Options for PPID

April 15, 2013

A two-tier series of tests can help equine practitioners confirm a PPID diagnosis, one veterinarian said.... Read More

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Supplement to Support Post-Surgical Joint Health (AAEP 2012)

March 31, 2013

A supplement fed after osteochondral fragment removal could help reduce post-surgical joint inflammation.... Read More

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Wobbler Syndrome in Older Horses

March 28, 2013

One vet says to consider wobbler syndrome as a diagnosis for aged horses with neurologic signs and neck pain.... Read More

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Selecting the Best Joint Therapy Approach (AAEP 2012)

March 05, 2013

One veterinarian reviews different non-steroidal joint medications commonly used in equine joint therapy.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

February 04, 2013

Dr. Stephen Reed recaps studies on endocrinology, neurologic and muscle disorders, foal health, and more.... Read More

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Joint Supplement Choices

February 01, 2013

Nutraceuticals such as joint supplements have become popular preventative therapies for equine osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Bedding Down the Senior Horse

January 29, 2013

How essential is stall bedding for a senior horse?... Read More

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Loose Stools in Old Age

January 15, 2013

My old gelding is generally healthy, but lately he developed loose stools. Is there something I'm missing?... Read More

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Participants Sought for Study on Resveratrol's Effects on Hock Lameness

January 15, 2013

Researchers are seeking horses for a study investigating resveratrol as a possible osteoarthritis treatment.... Read More

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Univ. of Edinburgh Online Equine Nutrition Course Begins Jan. 28

January 11, 2013

More than 10,000 individuals have already signed up to take part in the course on horse nutrition.... Read More

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Kentucky Round-Up Announces Educational Speaker Series

January 10, 2013

The event will feature an educational speaker series for parents, novice horse owners, and advanced horsemen. ... Read More

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New Bolton Center Presents Lecture on Metabolic Disease in Horses

January 03, 2013

The lecture will focus on diagnosis and management of metabolic disorders, such as EMS and PPID.... Read More

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Bute for Old Bones

December 25, 2012

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

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Study Examines Osteoarthritis Formation after Fetlock Injury

November 24, 2012

A single impact injury did not cause generalized osteoarthritis in the fetlock during the study period.... Read More

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Managing Equine Arthritis on a Budget

November 14, 2012

Veterinarians can keep diagnostic costs lower by using as much information from routine tests as possible.... Read More

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Age for Onset of Osteoarthritis

November 13, 2012

At what age is osteoarthritis likely to start in a horse?... Read More

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Tendon and Ligament Injuries in Older Horses

November 08, 2012

Geriatric horses often suffer tendon and ligament injuries for reasons unique to their age group.... Read More