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Nutrition Nuggets: At what age is a horse considered a senior?

Horses age at different rates, just like humans. Physiological changes usually occur by the time they are in their twenties. These changes include exercise capacity and differences in hormones. They also go through physical changes, such as losing teeth and topline muscle loss.

But a horse can show these signs of aging beginning as early as mid- to late teens or as late as late twenties. Having your veterinarian perform regular wellness exams can help determine the rate at which your horse is aging and identify any health issues that need to be addressed.

In this month’s featured Nutrition Nugget, Dr. Nettie Liburt, Senior Equine Nutrition Manager at BUCKEYE Nutrition and Mars Horsecare US, discusses ways to help your senior horse. For example, the horse featured in the video is on a specific senior horse diet due to a lack of teeth. Watch the video below to learn more.

Senior horses or horses of any age on a senior diet need feed that is easy to chew and made with plenty of fiber and quality protein. If you’re looking for senior feed made with scientifically formulated nutrition and safe, high quality, consistent ingredients, try BUCKEYE Nutrition’s EQ8 Senior or SAFE ‘N EASY Senior. To provide additional protein, vitamins and minerals, supplement with GRO ‘N WIN or SENIOR BALANCER.

Nutrition Nuggets: When to Consider a Complete Horse Feed

In this month’s featured Nutrition Nugget, find out if you should consider a complete feed for your horse. A complete feed contains all the nutrition your horse needs in a concentrated form and is specially formulated with high fiber and appropriate levels of vitamins and minerals.

In the video, Dr. Nettie Liburt, Senior Equine Nutrition Manager at BUCKEYE Nutrition and Mars Horsecare US, discusses what a complete feed is and why your horse could need it in their diet. She also addresses what is not considered a complete feed. Watch the video below to learn more.

If you’re looking for a complete feed for your horse, try SAFE ‘N EASY Complete pelleted feed from BUCKEYE™ Nutrition.

Nutrition Nuggets-Gastric Ulcers

Let's start 2019 off on the right foot with Nutrition Nuggets! Our own Dr. Nettie Liburt explains all about gastric ulcers, and how nutrition plays a role in managing the risks for ulcers.

Nutrition Nuggets-Bran Mashes

Do you feed your horse or pony a warm bran mash on cold winter days? Our Senior Nutrition Manager, Dr. Nettie Liburt, explains why feeding bran mashes in the cold, winter months might not be beneficial to your horse's digestive system and overall diet.

Nutrition Nuggets-Weighing Your Feed

Nutrition Nuggets is back and is all about weights and measures. Our own Dr. Nettie explains the importance of weighing your horse's feed and gives you some tips on how to do so.

Nutrition Nuggets-How To Use PERFORM 'N WIN

In this episode of Nutrition Nuggets, Dr. Nettie explains how to use PERFORM 'N WIN electrolytes to help keep your horses hydrated in the summer.

Nutrition Nuggets-Cost Per Day

Nutrition Nuggets is back! In this episode, Dr. Nettie explains how you can calculate how much you are spending per day on your horse's feed and why cost per day is more important than cost per bag.