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.
Equine Guelph's Tool of the Month covers most areas of better senior equine health with a senior horse challenge that highlights important information for all horse owners.
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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.
Now you can learn more about facing the challenges necessary to maintain the health of an elderly equine. Equine Guelph's Tool of the Month covers many facets of better senior equine health beginning with a senior horse challenge that will highlight import information for all horse owners.
Senior Horse Challenge Includes
Section 1: Health Challenges
Section 2: Physical/Locomotion
Section 3: Pain Recognition
Section 4: General Management (dental, hoof care, nutrition)
Section 5: End of Life Decisions
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EQUINE GUELPH thanks Boehringer Ingelheim for sponsoring the "SENIOR HORSE CHALLENGE"
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