DID you know that the average age of horses in the UK is approximately 13 years?
With an estimated horse population in this country of approximately 847,000, it suggests many are living to a ripe old age. It’s something that we also see here at Seadown Equine Practice, where an interest in equine geriatric medicine is on the rise.
Whilst horses are typically classed as veterans at 15 years, many continue to enjoy active and healthy lives, competing or simply hacking.
The lifespans of both humans and horses have greatly increased with the progress in medicine, giving many owners the ability to successfully manage their older horses wellbeing and let them enjoy their active lives.
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