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My Horse Is Skinny Because He Is Old

Older horses are more prone to developing laminitis if they have concurrent Equine Cushing’s Disease, and will require more frequent hoof care to maintain normal hoof conformation and comfort. Old horses have a much lower immunity than young horses in general. That is why they are more susceptible to parasites. If you have never done fecal samples before having a senior horse, now is the time to start. Fecal tests are extremely cheap and can save a horse's life.

Old Horse

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  • Updated: 2/20/2018: 11:15:22 AM ET