Senior Horse Challenge Healthcare Tool

Proper management can prove the golden rule to ensuring your aging horse remains happy and comfortable into his golden years. Keeping a horse comfortable into their senior years requires an attentive caretaker backed by a knowledgeable team.

It is important to seek the input from your veterinarian and farrier to help maintain the health of an elderly equine and to spot conditions that will need special treatment sooner rather than later. Recognizing changes and not just dismissing them as "old age setting in" is a large part of the responsibility assumed when taking care of the senior horse.

EQUINE GUELPH thanks Boehringer Ingelheim for sponsoring the "SENIOR HORSE CHALLENGE"

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Senior Horse Challenge

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Additional Resources:

Before & After Treatment video
Equine Guelph Education Programs
Visit our Equine Welfare webpage
(button) Go to Cushing's in older horses article (new webpage) Cushing's in older horses article
The Tale of the Teeth video

PDF Resources

Senior Horse Challenges
Senior Horse Management Fact Sheet
Senior Horse Resource links
   
 
Please note: This information provides guidelines only and should never replace information from your veterinarian.

Thanks for visiting the Senior Horse Challenge!
This interactive quiz is an educational resource of Equine Guelph and the University of Guelph,
in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.
 
Equine Guelph thanks:

Robert Tremblay DVM, DVSc, Dipl ACVIM, Bovine/Equine Specialist, Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd
and Dr. Thea Legaarden MSc., DVM for reviewing content.
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