Geriatric Medicine

 

As horses get older, their needs start to change

  • Dental needs:  As horses age they wear their teeth down so that they can no longer grind their food very  well. They also are more susceptible to gum and tooth root diseases

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  • Nutritional needs:  As their teeth wear and they can no longer chew hay well, their nutritional needs change as well.  We can provide nutritional advice for your older horse

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  • Metabolic disease testing:  Many older horses have a metabolic disease called PPID (Cushing's disease).  It can lead to a variety of effects such as laminitis, muscle wasting, slow spring shedding, and weight loss. Click here for more information on PPID including symptoms, diagnosis & management, testing, new research, and more!