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 Shop.TheHorse.com 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

Managing the Club Foot

Veterinarians and farriers can work together to help club-footed horses lead 
productive lives. 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

Adult Horses Get Pneumonia, Too

This inflammation of the lungs most commonly affects foals, but that doesn't mean your mature horse isn't at risk. Read More

Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

Using sensible strategies we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands. 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

Designing an Equine Wellness Plan for Your Practice

Wellness plans are a win-win-win for clinic, client, and patient. Learn how to implement one in your vet practice. Read More

Using Fluorescent Markers to Look at Laminar Microanatomy

This method showed that the hoof appears to be impacted more extensively by laminitis than previously thought. Read More

Surgical Treatment for Delayed Patellar Release Studied

Researchers determined that 89% of affected horses benefited from a procedure called medial patellar ligament splitting. Read More

Tiludronate's Efficacy in Managing Navicular Cases

Researchers observed a 16% improvement in horses' lameness when using the drug compared to corrective shoeing alone. Read More

Nutritional Support for Horse Hooves

The complex equine hoof relies on important nutritional building blocks for strength and integrity. Read More

Improving Arena Surfaces

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

Corticosteroid Clearance Following Joint Injections

Researchers found that corticosteroid elimination varies depending on the dose used and the number of joints treated. Read More

Veterinarians: Manage Feet for Function

Hoof-related issues are a hot topic in veterinary medicine. Here's what practitioners discussed at a recent meeting. Read More

Veterinarians Discuss Stem Cells for Equine Joint Therapy

Equine athletes often require supportive care for their musculoskeletal systems, and stem cells can fill that need. Read More

Researchers Study Compensatory Lameness

Consider this under-recognized issue before deciding which limb is the primary lameness source. Read More

Vaccine Strategies for the Whole Herd

Design vaccination protocols to maximize each horse's innate and adaptive responses to disease challenges. Read More

The Unnerving Reality of Perineural Nerve Blocks

Learn about the challenges associated with interpreting perineural nerve blocks used to help diagnose lameness. Read More

Spring Health Preparations

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into spring riding season. Read More

How to Manage the Club Foot: Birth to Maturity

A club foot can often be corrected with proper and early intervention, especially in young horses. Read More

Infectious Arthritis Incidence Following Joint Injections

Researchers determined that the overall incidence of infection was 9.2 per 10,000 injections. Read More

Tiludronate's Safety for Navicular Treatment Studied

Researchers determined that tiludronate is safe to use in horses as directed. 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

Integrated Parasite Control: How to Strike a Balance

Deworming protocols have changed radically over the past decade. Here's what you should consider. Read More

'Do the Little Things Well and the Big Things Will Happen'

Dr. Marvin Beeman offers wisdom gathered from 60 years of practice, which took him from farm calls to the Olympics. Read More

'Gumshoe Sleuthing' in Equine Veterinary Medicine

Dr. John Madigan presented the AAEP's 2014 Milne lecture on discoveries that changed equine and human health. Read More