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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.

Senior Horse Care in Winter

The weather outside might be frightful, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try your best to make the winter season…

3 months ago

Vet Adventures: BFFs to the End

In Courtney S. Diehl's Vet Adventures column, she describes the loss of a horse she's written of often and how…

6 months ago

Understanding Equine Cushing’s Disease

Equine Cushing’s disease: many horse owners have heard of it or may have even had a horse with it. Buzz…

6 months ago

Rules to Feed a Horse By

Just like you, your horse needs a balanced diet for good overall health. But your horse’s feed needs are quite…

7 months ago

October 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Senior SmartSupplements

Whether you've been partners for years or you're both turning a new page together, you want to give your senior…

10 months ago

Senior Horse Dental Care

Being herbivores, horses rely on eating large amounts of fibrous vegetation throughout the day to keep their digestive systems healthy…

1 year 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,…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago