Senior horses can require special care. We highlight the health concerns of senior horses, including arthritis and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID or Cushing’s) as well as review the special nutritional and dental needs of older horses.
Although it may seem counterintuitive to make a horse work despite his stiff, painful joints, exercise has several benefits.
The Henneke Body Condition Score system provides an accurate, objective measure of the body fat a horse has accumulated. The 9-point scale is relied on by veterinarians, researchers and horse owners to describe the body condition of a horse in a consisten
Frigid winter weather can be particularly hard on older horses. In this article from the January 2010 issue of EQUUS, David Trachtenberg, DVM, owner of Ledgewood Veterinary Equine Clinic in Ontario, New York, recommends focusing on the two areas of winter