Senior Horse Care

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'Barn Stories,' Ep. 71: Old soldier
Anyone who's ever treasured a horse will appreciate poignant stories like this one.
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University of Kentucky unveils new Aged Horse Care and Education Facility
The new center was created to help lead breakthroughs in senior horse care and train the next generation of scientists
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The latest equine endocrine research
The Global Equine Endocrine Symposium (GEES) highlighted new research that continues to broaden the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of equine endocrine diseases.
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Special health challenges of aging rescue horses
Are rescue horses who have been rehabilitated at higher risk of health complications as they grow older than are other horses?
Equine joint health begins with you!
Sore joints are all too common in the horses we love, especially as they grow older. But you can support joint health with careful management and training—starting today.
Your PPID questions answered
Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID)—also known as Cushing’s disease—is a complex yet common metabolic disorder that affects many older horses. Fortunately, research has led to improved diagnostics...
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Does your horse need senior feed?
Ask yourself these 3 questions before switching your horse to senior feed.
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Winter care for older horses
10 tips for keeping senior horses healthy even on the coldest days
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Senior Horse Care Do’s & Don’ts
Advancing age doesn’t necessarily mean that your horse needs more or specialized care. Nonetheless, as the years pass, seemingly small management shortcomings can have an increasingly significant impact...
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Is it old age or PPID?
If your old horse doesn’t have Cushing’s disease (technically known as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, or PPID), there’s a good chance he’s going to get it. Experts estimate 60 to 70 percent of...
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Optimize your old horse's feeding plan
Your horse’s nutritional needs are not likely to change much as he ages, but you should still attention to how well his diet suits him.
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Get a jump on joint issues!
Tips to preserve joint health and manage equine arthritis