Horses form a unique and special part of their owners’ lives and aged horses are no exception. This review considers the health and management of aged horses. In particular how owners manage and care for their aged horses, what diseases and conditions they suffer from and what factors affect their quality of life. As an aged horse reaches the end of its life, an owner will be faced with judging its quality of life and making the decision to end its suffering. The veterinary surgeon plays an essential role in supporting the owner in this process.
McGowan, C. (2011, December). Welfare of aged horses. Animals. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani1040366