Nancy S. Loving, DVM

Nancy S. Loving, DVM, owns Loving Equine Clinic in Boulder, Colorado, and has a special interest in managing the care of sport horses. Her recent book, All Horse Systems Go, is a comprehensive veterinary care and conditioning resource in full color that covers all facets of horse care (available at or by calling 800/582-5604). She has also authored the books Go the Distance as a resource for endurance horse owners, Conformation and Performance, and First Aid for Horse and Rider in addition to many veterinary articles for both horse owner and professional audiences.

Articles by Nancy Loving

Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon Rupture in Older Horses

Horses' superficial digital flexor tendon stiffen as they age, putting the structure at risk of tearing. Read More

Subjective vs. Objective Lameness Identification Methods

Subjective clinical evaluation allows practitioners to detect mild lameness as well or better than objective methods. Read More

Using Flexion and Wedge Tests to Diagnose Foot Pain

Learn how equine practitioners can assess and pinpoint the source of foot pain using a methodical series of tests. Read More

Winter Farm Care Checklist

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn. Read More

Horse Knees: The Crooked, the Chipped, and the Inflamed

Horses' knees are prone to both congenital and acquired lameness problems. Here's what you need to know. Read More

Foal Eye Issues

A number of congenital or developmental problems can impair a foal's vision. Here's what to watch for. Read More

Promoting Metabolic Wellness

Find out what you can do to help prevent your horse from developing equine metabolic syndrome or PPID. Read More

Intercepting Parasite Resistance

Learn about management strategies you can use to help ward off parasite resistance to anthelmintics. Read More

Equine Cushing's Disease Reviewed

Equine Cushing's disease occurs in an estimated 15-30% of horses and ponies older than 20. Read More

Breaking Down Ethics and Equine Medicine

Whether a vet is practicing or working in research, ethics play a central role in his or her decision-making. Read More

Treating Suspensory Injuries with Fetlock Support Shoes

Veterinarians determined that the fetlock support shoe could be helpful in treating suspensory desmopathy. Read More

Diagnosing and Managing Endocrine Disorders in Senior Horses

By screening all older horses for these disorders, vets can identify problems quickly and implement treatment. Read More

Buck Brannaman on Horse Herd Behavior and Yielding Softly

Brannaman said owners need to train their horses to yield softly to their humans--including veterinarians. Read More

Diagnosing Equine Knee and Upper Cannon Bone Injuries

Jumpers' forelimbs withstand tremendous impact, and their knees and upper cannon bones are prone to injury. Read More

Diagnosing Lower Limb Lameness in Sport Horses

The lower limb is the most common site of lameness in English-discipline sport horses, one veterinarian says. Read More

Managing Equine Cystic Stifle Lesions

Specific management approaches can help some affected horses return to their jobs with few lasting effects. Read More

Diagnosing Unusual Hock Lameness

Because each hock lameness case is unique, it isn't always easy to pinpoint the cause of the unsoundness. Read More

An Alternative Approach to Palmar Digital Nerve Blocks

One practitioner shares a new technique that be more effective in pinpointing the cause of equine foot pain. Read More

Assessing Proximal Metatarsal Lameness in Sport Horses

Injuries to the top of the rear cannon bone are some of the most difficult to diagnose. Read More

Equine Lameness: Clinical Judgment Meets Diagnostic Imaging

Veterinarians have tools to help them make educated judgments about lamenesses, their causes, and prognoses. Read More

Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2013

Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, shares her picks for the top equine medicine studies of 2013. Read More

Equine Metabolic Syndrome: What We Know, Where We're Headed

Vets have made great strides in EMS diagnosis and management, but there's still much work to be done. Read More

High-Speed Exercise and Bone Response

Researchers are striving to better understand the balance between tolerable and excessive bone damage. Read More

Melanoma Implications in Prepurchase Exams

When in their early stages, melanomas are small and can seem insignificant, but many are extremely invasive. Read More

Managing Racehorse Joints with Strict Medication Regulations

In the face of new racing medication rules, vets are revisiting treatment approaches for injured horses. Read More