At any time of year—but particularly during cold weather—the less an older, arthritic horse stands around, the healthier his joints will be.
Strangulating lipoma is of growing importance in the equine population as the number of aging horses increases.
Researchers report that a case of pergolide overdose resulted in only minor, temporary effects.
Scientific advances have helped horses live longer healthier lives, but caring for old horses can take a toll.
Older horses often drop weight during the winter but they don't have to. Here's how to head off problems.
Older horses don’t necessarily have more trouble keeping warm than do their younger herdmates, but if they do get chilled the consequences can be more significant. Here’s how to fend off the cold..
Learn how improved management techniques are making it easier to care for your senior horse with Cushing's Disease, more correctly referred to as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).
Here’s what you need to know about this type of colic most often found in older horses.
Understanding the difference between complete and concentrated products is important to ensuring you select the correct type for your senior horse's nutritional needs.
How you care for your horse today— whether he is 2, 7, 15 or anywhere in between— can have a significant impact on his health when he reaches old age. Here are the five essentials for longevity.
Here are ways to keep an older horse with creaky joints more comfortable in cold weather.
Now that winter is behind us, spring is a great time to do a quick evaluation to ensure your senior horse is healthy and happy.
Working with an older but still inexperienced horse poses special challenges but also promises unique rewards.
Putting an old horse "out to pasture" is unnecessary and even unwise. Instead, consider his needs as well as your own and craft a customized retirement plan that keeps him active and content.
If you are as mindful of your aging horse's lungs as you are of his legs, teeth, eyes and other organs, you'll increase the likelihood that he will continue to breathe easily well into old age.
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
An otherwise healthy horse "put out to pasture" for retirement can be called back into duty with just a bit of preparation.
NSAID cream offers targeted treatment.
In this edition of EquiSearch.com's Ask the Vet, Dr. Joyce Harman explains how to provide hospice care for senior horses who display signs of dementia or confusion.
Follow these five simple rules to increase your horse's chance of living to a ripe old age.
Feeding Older and Younger Horses - differences in their nutritional needs.
Equisearch chatters gained much new insight about their senior horses in this live chat with Dr. Karen Hayes, co-author of "Hands-On Senior Horse Care."
Can't keep your senior horse at home, but don't want to give him up? Find him a new home as companion horse.