Older horses, cared for

The age of the horses, although it is counted by years, is not always related to their health. It all depends on the care or the life you have had. There is talk of horses older than all those over 20 years old.

A horse in good health and without serious injuries You can stay active with more special care. We must not make the mistake of leaving them completely immersed in a sedentary life. You can perform simple exercises, such as walking and jogging, on a daily basis.


In an older horse we have whate look at the teeth. It is the first symptom that we can appreciate to realize that it is getting older or older. We will pay main attention to your diet. You will no longer be able to chew efficiently, for example, grain. They may suffer choking episodes because they no longer control chewing very well. We must be very careful about it.

In horses as happens in people when they get older they usually decrease in your girth and lose weight. If this happens, we must change his diet with a diet that he can digest better. Since when they get older the intestinal flora is poorer and it is difficult for them to assimilate food. You can be given food supplements. As well as salt.

A horse that has had an active and competitive career may suffer from pain. Some even have a hard time eating and drinking. Therefore, you have to have all the resources at your fingertips. We must observe if it is in the field and with more horses that do not have inappropriate behavior with the older horse.

On the other hand there preventive treatments against osteoarthritis, another disease older horses can get. As well as products that relieve back pain and joint pain. Analgesics can also be given to alleviate the pain.

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