Recent News for Older Horse Care

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

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WCVM Research Survey Targets Cushing's Disease

January 30, 2012

The objective of the survey is to determine the prevalence of Cushing's disease worldwide.... Read More

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Patella Infections in Foals Require Prompt Care (AAEP 2011)

January 29, 2012

Patella infections in foals, while uncommon, can result in prolonged and severe stifle joint infection.... Read More

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Seasonal Effects on Texas Cushing's Test Results (AAEP 2011)

January 03, 2012

Season variations in ACTH levels are found in some geographic areas, while no changes take place in others.... Read More

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Skinny Horse Help

January 01, 2012

Learn how to determine if your horse is underweight and what feeding options are available for hard keepers.... Read More

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LSU Seeks Horses with Front Limb Lameness Due to OA

December 26, 2011

The study will test a novel neutriceutical for the treatment of lameness in horses due to osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Cushing's Disease and EMS Horse Course Archived

December 23, 2011

"Cushing's Disease and Equine Metabolic Syndrome" was presented by three authorities on the topics.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Endocrinopathic Laminitis Prevalence

December 03, 2011

Endocrinopathic laminitis might be more common in horses affected by endocrine disease than once believed.... Read More

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Drug to Treat PPID Clinical Signs Receives FDA Approval

November 03, 2011

The newly approved medication is the first and only FDA-approved product for managing PPID in horses.... Read More

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Green-Lipped Mussel Product Beneficial for Horses with OA

October 09, 2011

A green-lipped mussel-derived product could be useful for combating some signs of osteoarthritis in horses.... Read More