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 book, All Horse Systems Go, is a comprehensive veterinary care and conditioning resource in full color that covers all facets of horse care. 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

Equine Melanoma Vaccines

A closer look at two melanoma "vaccines" under investigation and being considered for USDA approval. Read More

The State of Microchip Use in Horses

More horse organizations are requiring owners to use this identification technology. Read More

Annual Wellness Exams for Horses

Wellness care can result in a healthier life for the horse at a more manageable cost for the owner. Read More

Equine Weight Loss Mysteries

How to unravel the reason behind your horse's head-scratching weight loss. Read More

EIA: What's the Big Deal?

Find out where veterinarians are seeing an uptick in equine infectious anemia cases. Read More

Feeding Young Horses: Graduating to a Grown-Up Diet

Consider growth rate and nutrient balance when deciding what to feed young horses. Read More

Ammonia: Out Of My Barn!

Ammonia buildup can affect a horse's respiratory health and performance, but it is preventable. Read More

Burning Up: Photosensitization and Sunburn in Horses

Some horses are vulnerable to sun damage. Here's what to watch for and how to protect against it. Read More

After the Flood: Cleaning Your Horse Farm

Here's how to get your farm back to normal so your horses have a safe and comfortable place to, once again, call home. Read More

Emergency 911: Horse Show Edition

Critical conditions can strike when you're at a competition with your horse. Here's how to handle them. Read More

Hooves Helping Joints

Learn how smart trimming and shoeing techniques can help arthritic horses. Read More

Improving Arena Surfaces

Find a safe and durable footing to support your horse's soundness. Read More

Mosquito-Borne Disease: Is Your Horse at Risk?

These pests can transmit a variety of dangerous pathogens, depending on certain factors in your region. Read More

It's All in the Genes: Horse Traits and Heritability

Scientists are continuing to uncover which genes are responsible for certain traits in horses. Read More

The Conformationally Challenged Athlete

No horse is perfect, and many with conformational flaws go on to compete successfully. What can you live with and how? Read More

Cushing's Horses' Long-Term Response to Pergolide

Researchers determined that veterinarians can manage PPID long-term without a progressive increase in pergolide dose. Read More

Does Equine PPID Affect Immune Responses to Vaccination?

Horses with PPID had lessened antibody titers following vaccination for rhinopneumonitis and West Nile virus. Read More

Testing for Equine Cushing's Disease

Weighing the pros and cons of pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction tests old and new. Read More

Condition Your Horse Like a Pro

How to help performance horses of all types reach peak fitness. Read More

Equine Vaccination Q&A

Confused by the various vaccine types, schedules, and administration routes for horses? Here's what you need to know. Read More

Selecting a Horse Boarding Stable

Are you searching for a facility at which to board your horse? Here are a few things to consider. Read More

Diseases That Affect Nutrient Delivery in Horses

Watch for these conditions that impact nutrient absorption and lead to weight loss. Read More

Winterizing Horses

Take a few simple precautions and management approaches to help your horse weather winter safely. Read More

Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

Using sensible strategies, we can help keep equine joints healthy and capable of withstanding athletic demands. Read More

Horse Knees: The Crooked, Chipped, and Inflamed

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