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How to Feed the Toothless Horse

Horses who cannot chew their food often miss the essential nutrients to keep them healthy. If you have a dentally impaired or senior horse, you must adjust their feeding and management to ensure they get and absorb nutrients. We’ve covered some tips on feeding the toothless horse.

Senior Horse Dental Health

Horses are living longer and healthier lives than ever, with many now reaching the ripe old age of twenty-five or even thirty years old. As horses age their bodies change and become more susceptible to specific health conditions. One condition to monitor in senior horses is dental health. Here are some things to consider about dental health for your senior horse.

Cushing’s in Horses: What You Need to Know

Cushing’s disease is a common endocrine disorder that affects horses of all ages and breeds. Originally, equine Cushing’s shared the same name as similar disorders in people and dogs. However, the equine disease is now referred to as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) because it more accurately reflects the equine version of the disorder.

Creative Ways to Feed Your Horse Medication

Your veterinarian prescribes a few days of bute for your older, very picky horse. As much as you know this will help with their arthritis, your first thought is, “how am I going to get them to take this?” Your horse has years of experience picking around pills and powder in their grain bucket and is the master of avoiding the oral syringe. We know how frustrating this is and created some tips for making medication administration easier.

Equine Nutrition 101

Equine Nutrition 101

Do you get confused with the nutritional facts on your horse grain? You want to make sure your horse is getting all the nutrients they need; why does it have to be so hard? We’ve broken down the most important elements of feeding your horse, so the next trip to the feed store isn’t so overwhelming.