What Is the Life Span of a Horse?


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The average lifespan of a horse is between 20-30 years. This range differs for each horse and depends on varying factors, such as breed, lifestyle and environment.

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What Is the Life Span of a Horse?
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Due to increased veterinary standards, many horses are now living into their 30s and even into their 40s. The oldest horse ever recorded was 62-year-old "Old Billy." In order to prolong a horse's life, owners should give extra attention and care to the animal's teeth throughout its life. For horses, good dental hygiene is necessary to avoid malnutrition and to maintain a healthy weight. Being conscientious about parasites is also a key step to prolonging a horse's life.

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