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Senior Horse Care

If you have an older horse, learn more on senior horse care, senior horse diseases and conditions, and how to care for an older horse. While the official definition of a “geriatric horse” varies, a horse is considered geriatric from the mid-teens on upward. And, it’s estimated that 17 percent of horses in this country are more than 20 years old. Today, the average horse in the United States can expect a longer, healthier life than his ancestors. To keep him living longer, Horse Illustrated finds it important to provide plenty of information on diseases and conditions that older horses face, such as laminitis, Cushing’s Disease or pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), metabolic syndrome, lameness, arthritis, dental disease, hoof care issues, and more. In addition, learn what you can do to help combat some of the problems of old age in your older horse.

October 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Senior SmartSupplements

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4 weeks ago

Senior Horse Dental Care

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8 months ago

An Equine Adoptable Senior Pet of the Month

  It's Adopt a Senior Pet Month. And to celebrate, we've got a great option for you below, but first,…

11 months ago

Equine Metabolic Syndrome Cases Demonstrated Increased Iron Levels in Recent Study

The relationship between iron levels and insulin sensitivity has long been recognized and studied in humans and other animals, but…

12 months ago

May SmartTip of the Month Presented by SmartPak: Senior Horse Care

Thumbs Up: Giving your senior horse the extra-special care he deserves Your love for your senior horse never ends. That’s…

1 year ago

Riding Optional: The Non-Ridden Horse

An increasing number of horse owners are choosing to keep horses that they don't ride. Owners of companion horses have…

1 year ago

The Retired Life

Some horses can be ridden throughout their entire adult lives. Others may have an injury or other issue that makes…

2 years ago

Arthritis in Horses

Arthritis in horses is a concern of horse owners. The health of a horse’s joints is pivotal for not only…

2 years ago

Vet Adventures: A Miraculous Recovery

Read the Vet Adventures article more to learn from a veterinarian about saving a horse named Easter during a miraculous…

2 years ago

Super Senior Horse Care

It’s estimated that 17 percent of horses in this country are over 20 years old. Today, the average horse in…

2 years ago