Casie Bazay, NBCAAM

Casie Bazay holds a bachelor of science degree in education from Oklahoma State University. She taught middle school for ten years, but now is a nationally certified equine acupressure practitioner and freelance writer. She has owned Quarter Horses nearly her entire life and has participated in a variety of horse events including Western and English pleasure, trail riding, and speed events. She was a competitive barrel racer for many years and hopes to pursue the sport again soon.

Articles by Casie Bazay

Horse Hair Analysis to Detect Chronic Selenium Toxicity

How can you tell if your horse is consuming too much selenium? Research results show the answer is in the mane and tail. Read More

Haynet Design and Forage Consumption Rates Studied

Haynets with small openings reduced adult horses' dry matter intake rates and extended foraging time, researchers found. Read More

Could Season Impact Equine Obesity?

Researchers found that obesity levels rose significantly from 27% at winter's end to 35% during the summer. Read More

Are Coughing and Nasal Discharge Early Indicators of Heaves?

Researchers say mild but persistent respiratory signs can indicate an increased risk of developing heaves. Read More

Equine Laparoscopic Castration's Success Rates Studied

Vets found that testosterone production and stallionlike behavior persist in some horses following castration. Read More

Micronized Coconut and Onion: A Natural Equine Dewormer?

A mixture of micronized coconut and onion decreased fecal egg counts in one population of horses. Read More

Steaming's Effect Horse Hay Studied

Researchers found that steaming appears to increase horses' consumption of good-quality hay. Read More

Equine Rhinitis B Virus Prevalence in Australian Weanlings

Equine rhinitis B virus is a respiratory disease that researchers still don't fully understand. Read More

Which Deworming Method is Most Cost-Effective?

Researchers believe FEC-directed programs could save horse owners money in the long run. Read More

Melanoma Risk in Gray Quarter Horses Studied

Gray Quarter Horses could be less susceptible to melanomas compared to grays of other breeds. Read More

Feed Delivery Methods' Effects on Glucose, Insulin Response

Feeding methods that slow horses' consumption rate reduces their insulin and glucose responses after the meal. Read More

Effects of High Glycemic Meals on Young Horses' Growth

High and low glycemic meals have different effects on growth hormone secretion in young horses. Read More

Daily Phosphorus Losses in Growing Horses Studied

Current feeding recommendations might be overestimating fecal inevitable phosphorus losses in growing horses. Read More

New Method for Scoring Sweat Losses in Horses Proposed

Researchers believe different sweating patterns can help estimate how much sweat horses lose during exercise. Read More

PPID Risk Factors in Horses Studied

Researchers evaluated the prevalence of and risk factors for pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID). Read More

Researchers Evaluate Treatment for Common Equine Parasites

Routine fecal egg counts can help determine if certain dewormers are effective on specific farms. Read More

Meloxicam vs. Phenylbutazone: Effects on Horses' Gastric Mucosa Studied

A recent study showed that some newer NSAIDs could have fewer adverse GI effects on horses than older drugs. Read More

Researchers Identify Link between Insulin Resistance, Iron Overload

Researchers speculate that elevated iron (ferritin) levels are a significant risk factor for IR onset. Read More

A Forage-Only Diet for Young Horses in Training Evaluated

Researchers found that high-energy forage diets provided adequate nutrition for young horses in training. Read More

Hindgut Microflora of Laminitic, Nonlaminitic Horses Compared

Researchers found surprising differences between fecal microflora DNA of laminitic and nonlaminitic horses. Read More

Diet Restriction for Equine Weight Loss

Researchers found that dietary restriction to 1.25% of body mass can promote weight loss, to a certain extent. Read More

Comparing the Effects of Two Equine Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements

Although the equine body incorporates these two supplements differently, each has its benefits. Read More

Simultaneous Ivermectin and Solanum Plant Poisoning in Horses

Horses consuming Solanum plants could be at risk for ivermectin toxicity, even if the drug is dosed correctly. Read More

Could Endophyte-Infected Fescue Cause Lameness in Horses?

Researchers observed noticeable lameness in horses consuming high levels of endophyte-infected seeds and hay. Read More

Could Horses' Neck Postures Indicate Back Pain?

A recently published French study suggests a horse's neck posture might indicate correlating back pain. Read More