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

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

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

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

The State of the Microchip

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

After the Flood: Cleaning Your Horse Farm

Tips on getting your facility back to normal so your horses have a safe and comfortable place to, once again, call home. Read More

Horse Feed Storage and Preservation

Buy quality hay and grain and store it in cool, dry places to preserve nutrient content and prevent spoilage. Read More

15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. Read More

Improving Arena Surfaces

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

Autologous Conditioned Serum Composition Evaluated

This treatment uses the horse's blood to generate serum enriched with growth factors and anti-inflammatory mediators. 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

The New Navicular Paradigm

Here's what we know and are learning about defining, diagnosing, and treating this painful foot disease. Read More

Tips for Managing Suspensory Disease

Suspensory ligament disease, a leading cause of poor performance in horses, can be challenging to manage. Read More

Veterinarians Reveal Workplace Challenges, Job Satisfaction

Surveyed vets emphasized the importance of control and choice to help combat the stress associated with the profession. Read More

The Equine Liver in Health and Disease

The liver is a complex organ tasked with many vital functions that maintain and sustain a horse's health and life. Read More

Clues for Recognizing Confusing Neurologic Syndromes

From behavioral changes to yawning, signs of neurologic problems in horses can be challenging to decipher. Read More