Erin Ryder

Erin Ryder is a former news editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care. She owns a portly gray gelding named Duncan and dabbles in several equestrian disciplines, with an emphasis on dressage.

Articles by Erin Ryder

Injection Objection: Adverse Vaccine Reactions

Having a plan in case of an adverse reaction can help your horse stay comfortable following vaccination. Read More

Microchipping: High-Tech Horses

Vets say microchipping horses is a quick and simple procedure that provides safe, permanent identification. Read More

Horse Rescued from Sandbar

An anonymous donor picked up the tab to rescue a horse from a sandbar in the middle of the fast-moving Gila River five days after the animal was stranded there when its rider attempted to cross the water, the Arizona Republic reported. Read More

Equine Vet Reports on Haiti Horse Situation

Long-term veterinary outreach projects are in the works to aid Haiti's equine population, said Jay Merriam, DVM, of Massachusetts Equine Clinic, in Uxbridge, Mass., who deployed with Humane Society International in the wake of January's Read More

World Equine Vets Head to Eastern Europe

A meeting for equine veterinarians to be held May 28-29 in Debrecen, Hungary, will serve as a platform to bring education to veterinarians in surrounding countries in Middle and Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Serbi Read More

Veterinary Outreach Programs Discussed at AAEP

Equitarian efforts have been under way for decades but are benefiting from new emphasis by the AAEP. Read More

FEI Imposes Sanctions on Controversial Dressage Training Method

Participants in a Feb. 9 conference organized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) sanctioned aggressive riding, including that which results in hyperflexion of the horse's neck.

"The group redefined Read More

Voluntary CEM Surveillance Testing Announced

Stallion owners are asked to participate in a voluntary surveillance test effort for contagious equine metritis (CEM) in order to help animal health authorities collect accurate information on the presence (or absence) of the disease in the Uni Read More

EIA Reported in Belgium

Animal health authorities have reported a case of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Belgium. The positive horse was found during an investigation into two horses from Romania that recently tested positive for EIA in Great Britain after a stopov Read More

San Diego Police Horses Up for Auction

Seven San Diego police horses will be sold in an online auction after their unit was disbanded in December. Read More

More Equine Piroplasmosis Cases Reported

Animal health authorities have discovered more cases of equine piroplasmosis, including 13 positive horses tested as part of a routine racetrack screening program in New Mexico, and one horse in Texas that was a cohort of a positive trace-out f Read More

Dressage Star Blue Hors Matine Euthanized

Dressage mare Blue Hors Matine, whose dressage freestyle at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen became an Internet video sensation, was euthanized today after breaking a leg in a paddock accident, Read More

Great Britain EIA: 50 Horses Exposed

Fifty horses were exposed to equine infectious anemia (EIA) at a stable in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. All horses on the infected premises appeared clinically normal but will be tested at 30-day intervals for up to 90 days. The two positive ma Read More

EIA: British Horse Owners Advised Not to Panic

The British Horse Society is urging horse owners not to panic after two horses in Wiltshire, England, tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA), also called "swamp fever."

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EIA Reported in Great Britain

Animal health authorities have confirmed two cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Wiltshire, England. The two horses were recently imported from Romania via Belgium, noted a statement from the Department for the Environment, Food, and Rur Read More

Updated: Haiti Veterinary Outreach Efforts in Progress

Veterinary and agriculture groups are organizing a response effort in the wake of Tuesday's 7.0 earthquake centered in Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince.

Christian Veterinary Mission has served in Ha Read More

Fake Vet Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

A British man who claimed to be a veterinarian and doctor has been sentenced to two years in prison, Horse and Hound reported.

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Stolen Pinto Mare Found

Blue, a 5-year-old Pinto mare reported stolen in Iredell County, N.C., has been located and returned to her owners, CharlotteObserver.com reported.

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Mark Todd Event Horse NZB Gandalf Euthanized

NZB Gandalf, an eventer piloted to the 2008 Olympics by Mark Todd, was euthanized due to a neurologic disorder, Horse and Hound reported.

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Piroplasmosis Found in New Mexico Horses

As part of a racetrack screening program, three New Mexico horses have been identified as carrying Theileria equi, the causative agent for equine piroplasmosis. These infections are noteworthy as these horses are not epidemiologically li Read More

Barn Fire Horse Deaths Revised to 43

A harness track barn fire at a county fairgrounds in southwest Ohio early Saturday morning killed two people and an estimated 43 horses, The Associated Press reported. The initial number of equine fatalities was projected at more than 60.

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Equine Piroplasmosis Found in 11 States

Animal health authorities investigating an outbreak of equine piroplasmosis on a South Texas ranch have now located 317 positive horses. These horses include 288 on the index ranch, seven on other premises in Texas, one in Alabama, two in Read More

Equine Piroplasmosis Reported in New Jersey

Two horses in New Jersey have tested positive for equine piroplasmosis. The animals were among four purchased in 2008 from a ranch in South Texas on which 288 horses have now tested positive for the tick-borne Read More

Piroplasmosis: Kentucky Requires Testing of Texas Horses

Due to the ongoing investigation into equine piroplasmosis in the state of Texas, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's State Veterinarian's Office has opted to require testing of all horses from Texas entering the state of Read More

Piroplasmosis: Canada Restricts Import of Texas Horses

Due to the ongoing investigation into equine piroplasmosis in Texas, Canada has restricted the import of horses from that state.

The American Horse Council said in a statement that effective October 21, 2009, the USDA will not endorse any Read More