Recent News for Older Horse Care

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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

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Osteoarthritis Versus Arthritis: What's the Difference?

November 06, 2012

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

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Advances in Equine Joint Pain Management

November 05, 2012

One researcher evaluated pharmacologic methods of osteoarthritis management and recent pain control advances.... Read More

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Feed Tags: Four Components to Evaluate

November 04, 2012

Pay special attention to the purpose statement, guaranteed analysis, ingredients, and directions for use.... Read More

Longeing Thoroughbred Yearling

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Conditioning Joint Cartilage through Early Exercise

November 02, 2012

Exercising foals helps condition articular cartilage and delay future joint disorders, one veterinarian says.... Read More

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What Causes Equine Cushing's Disease?

October 30, 2012

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

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

October 01, 2012

Using sensible strategies we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

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EMS, PPID Focus of Second Equine Endocrinology Summit

September 27, 2012

Endocrinology researchers met to discuss equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and equine Cushing's disease (PPID).... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Equine Cushing's Disease (PPID), Sept. 18

September 04, 2012

During this live event, our experts will answer your questions about caring for the Cushingoid horse.... Read More

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Fusion for Bone Spavin

September 01, 2012

Could an 18-year-old active Quarter Horse with bone spavin be a candidate for alcohol joint fusion?... Read More

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Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine's Effects on Equine OA

August 04, 2012

Study shows this treatment for mild osteoarthritis has longer lasting effects than previously thought.... Read More

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Commentary: Past, Present, and Future of Equine Stem Cells

July 06, 2012

One veterinarian shares his thoughts on the past, present, and future of stem cells in equine medicine.... Read More

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Dexamethasone Administration Routes in Horses Compared

June 26, 2012

Study finds that dexamethasone (DXM) behaves similarly regardless of how it enters the horse's body.... Read More

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Customizing Senior Horse Diets

June 07, 2012

Appropriate forage, forage alternatives, and/or concentrates can keep aged horses at a healthy body condition.... Read More

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Managing Equine Cushing's Disease

June 01, 2012

Certain feeding strategies can help your horse weather equine Cushing's disease.... Read More

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Firocoxib's Effect on Equine Osteoarthritis-Related Pain

June 01, 2012

Firocoxib improved lameness scores, comfort, and mobility in most horses with osteoarthritis, a study showed.... Read More

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Similar but Different: Equine Cushing's Disease and EMS

June 01, 2012

Test for the common endocrine disorders Cushing's disease and equine metabolic syndrome and treat accordingly.... Read More

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Joint Disease and Cartilage Repair in Horses

May 23, 2012

Joint disease is a common lameness cause and a primary reason why many horses' athletic careers end. ... Read More

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The Older Horse: An Immunological Perspective

April 07, 2012

An understanding of how the biology of aging affects the older horse has become increasingly important.... Read More

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FDA No Longer Supports Compounded Pergolide Production

March 28, 2012

The change comes several months after the FDA approved a pergolide mesylate tablet for use in horses.... Read More