Managing Old Horses With Allergies

Dr. Aja Harvey explains why an old horse might suddenly become very itchy, and how owners can prevent it.

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As in humans, horses can develop allergies at any time in their life, and as horses age, their owners might notice clinical signs of allergies to new stimuli. Dr. Aja Harvey of B.W. Furlong and Associates describes why horses develop allergies in their senior years and what owners can do to support them through these changes in this excerpt from our Ask TheHorse Live podcast episode, “Managing the Itchy Horse.” 

About the Expert:

Aja Harvey

Aja Harvey, DVMAja Harvey, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, is an associate veterinarian and internal medicine specialist at BW Furlong and Associates in Oldwick, New Jersey. She graduated from Tuskegee University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 and then went on to complete a rotating surgical and medicine internship at Louisiana State University. Afterward, she was accepted to Texas A&M University as one of their large animal internal medicine residents and completed the program in 2018. Her areas of interest are infectious disease, gastrointestinal disorders, neonatal care, neurology, and ultrasound.


Written by:

Haylie Kerstetter, Digital Editor, holds a degree in equine studies with a concentration in communications and a minor in social media marketing. She is a Pennsylvania native and, as a horse owner herself, has a passion for helping owners provide the best care for their horses. When she is not writing or in the barn, she is spending time with her dog, Clementine.

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