Recent News for Older Horse Care

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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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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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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

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10 PPID Resources on TheHorse.com

September 24, 2015

We've searched through our archives and compiled 10 resources to help raise your PPID IQ.... Read More

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Osteoarthritis and IRAP

September 23, 2015

How long will a horse with osteoarthritis remain sound after successful IRAP treatment? ... Read More

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Researchers Examine Disorders in Horses Lacking Dental Care

September 22, 2015

All horses had issues, with older animals having more fractures, gaps between teeth, and cavities than younger ones.... Read More

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Bute for Old Bones

September 17, 2015

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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On the Move With Your Horse

September 17, 2015

Before you hit the asphalt trail, consider these expert tips to make sure your horse arrives healthy and happy.... Read More

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Formulating Equine Diets

September 14, 2015

From forage to concentrates, here's what to consider when building an equine diet.... Read More

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Cushing's Characteristics, Clinical Signs at Diagnosis

September 10, 2015

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

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What the Hay?

September 07, 2015

Here's what you need to know about this important forage in your horse's diet.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

August 28, 2015

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More

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An Old Horse Starts Cribbing

August 27, 2015

My 17-year-old horse started trying to crib recently, which I have never seen him do before. Why would he start now? ... Read More

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Survey: Limbs, Not Feet, Main Cause of Lameness

August 27, 2015

A British survey revealed that lameness is three times more likely to be caused by limb conditions than hoof problems.... Read More

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Seasonal Manure Changes

August 26, 2015

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

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Ringbone Treatment Options

August 22, 2015

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

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A Spooky Senior Horse

August 20, 2015

An equine behavior expert weighs in on how one reader can help her senior OTTB be less spooky at home. ... Read More

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Sugar and Hyper Horses

August 12, 2015

Can consuming a high-sugar diet cause a horse to behave in an anxious or hyperactive way?... Read More

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How Common are Dental Abnormalities in Horses?

August 09, 2015

Researchers found that 59.2% of horses aged 11 to 15 had hooks, 30.8% had wave mouth, and 26.7% had periodontal pockets.... Read More

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Infographic: Deworming Adult Horses

August 05, 2015

Are you still doing rotational deworming? Learn a new, better way to manage internal parasites in this visual guide!... Read More