Senior Horse Challenge Healthcare Tool

decorative line

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.

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

Find out how to care for seniors

Certified journeyman farrier, Sean Elliott gives his advice on senior hoof care by answering eight questions


Senior Horse Challenge

Additional Resources:

YouTube icon Before & After Treatment video
information article icon Cushing's in older horses article
PDF icon Equine Cushings Disease (PPID) Around The World
PDF icon Equine Guelph Education Programs
information article icon Study on Gut Microflora and EMS
YouTube icon The Tale of the Teeth video
Full Circle Responsibility icon Visit our Equine Welfare webpage

  PDF Resources

PDF icon Nutrition and your senior horse
PDF icon Pain checklist - NEW
PDF icon Senior Horse Challenges
PDF icon Senior Horse Dental Care
PDF icon Senior Horse Management Fact Sheet
PDF icon Senior Horse Osteoarthritis
PDF icon Senior Horse Resource - UPDATED
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.
decorative red line
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.
decorative red line
Back button arrow TOP