PHD CORNER WITH DR. KATIE YOUNG

Forages for Aging HorsesForages for Aging Horses

As I've mentioned in previous columns, as a horse ages, its dental condition may deteriorate and digestive function usually becomes less efficient. Horse owners will notice that their older horses lose muscle mass along the topline, or that it is more difficult to maintain body weight and condition, especially during the winter months when the only forage source is hay. | READ MORE

Feeding OPtions for Senior Horses, Part 2Feeding Options for Senior Horses, Part 2

In this column, we'll explore respiratory conditions, body weight concerns, optimal haircoat and skin condition, chronic lameness, and how we may be able to address some of these issues with nutrition. | READ MORE

Feeding OPtions for Senior Horses, Part 1Feeding Options for Senior Horses, Part 1

As our horses age, we often encounter difficult situations associated with the aging process. Older horses sometimes lose or gain too much weight, or they may have increased incidences of choke, colic or founder. Depending on the causes of these problems, we may be able to address some of them with nutrition. | READ MORE

MORE SENIOR HORSE CARE ARTICLES

More Questions from the Senior Horse Live Chat More Questions from the Senior Horse Live Chat

Dr. Katie Young answers more questions from the live chat in the Senior Horse Resource Center forums. | READ MORE

Senior Horse Hearing CheckSenior Horse Hearing Check

Like you, your senior horse can lose his ability to detect sound as he ages. Use this test to assess your horse's hearing. | READ MORE

Senior Horse Back Problems Check Senior Horse Back Problems Check

Just as with your back, years of wear and tear can take their toll on your senior horse. Use the following info to understand, identify—and help prevent—horse back problems in your senior horse. | READ MORE