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PPID Paranoia

My veterinarian recently reminded me how important it is to monitor aging horses for early signs of PPID, or equine Cushing's disease. Are you watching any seniors for signs of PPID?...

Lessons Learned

Dorado taught Erica two valuable lessons in the past few weeks. What lessons have you learned--good or bad--from your aging horses?...

Miserable Mud

Mud can prove problematic for any horse--especially older ones that don't get around quite as easily as they used to. ...

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Science Helping Senior Horses

How has improved veterinary science and technology improved your senior horses' lives?...

What to Consider Before Breeding an Older Mare

Plan ahead and ensure your older mare is up to the task before sending her to the breeding shed....

Revisiting What's 'Old' for a Horse

If you asked 10 owners or equestrians what they consider "old" for a horse and why, you'd get 10 different answers. When do you deem a horse a senior?...

Don't Forget to Vaccinate and Deworm Old Horses

Just because a horse is old doesn't mean he doesn't need to be vaccinated or dewormed. How often are your aging horses vaccinated and dewormed?...

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Winter Weather and Senior Horses: In or Out?

Do your older horses stay inside or outside when the temperatures plummet and inclement weather sets in?...

To Shoe or Not to Shoe Seniors?

While some older horses manage perfectly fine without shoes, others seem to benefit from footwear. Are your senior horses shod or barefoot?...

Young At Heart

How old will your senior equids be in 2015?...

About This Blog

Horses are living longer than ever, but with age and experience come health problems, new management concerns, and an odd behavior here and there. Discuss the ins and outs of every day old horse care and concerns with senior horse owner and News Editor Erica Larson.