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

Researchers Develop Regional Fat Scoring System for Horses

The system measures fat deposits near the stomach and small intestine, around the heart, neck crest, and rump. Read More

Cantering Beats Other Gaits in Racehorse 'Detraining' Method

Cantering kept racehorses fitter during periods of reduced exercise intensity than walking or staying stalled. Read More

Researchers Examine the 'Ecosystem' in the Horse's Gut

Scientists hope biomarkers in gut microbiota could be used as diagnostic or prognostic indicators in the future. Read More

How do Horses Get Hurt During Transport?

One in four drivers surveyed said they'd had a horse suffer an injury during transport. Read More

What's in a Horse's Yawn?

Researchers found that yawning appears to be closely associated with social interactions and, possibly, social stress. Read More

Can Alfalfa Induce Type 1 Photosensitization in Horses?

Researchers concluded that alfalfa hay can induce primary photosensitization, but what it results from remains unclear. Read More

Factors Influencing Rider Safety Behavior Evaluated

Key factors included the respondents' attitudes toward protective equipment and the safety behavior of other riders. Read More

Researchers Study Glucose and Insulin Testing in Donkeys

Researchers found that test results should be interpreted differently for donkeys than they are for horses. Read More

Obesity: Cause or Consequence of Metabolic Disease?

The team confirmed that EMS horses aren't always fat, but that obesity can point to an underlying metabolic condition. Read More

Learning from the Corolla Wild Horse Adoption Program

Researchers attributed the program's success to a rigorous adoption process, pre-adoption gentling of horses, and more. Read More

A Recipe for Equine Weight Loss

Use slow-feeders and reduced feeding rates to safely and effectively decrease horses' body weight, researchers said. Read More

Can Hoof Wall Radiographs Help Identify Early Laminitis?

Radiographing deep hoof wall layers, where laminitic changes occur first, could be helpful in early clinical assessment. Read More

High-Starch Diets' Effects on Stress Response in Horses

Increased vigilant behavior was correlated with intestinal microbial disturbances induced by a high-starch diet. Read More

Does Dam or Sire Age Affect Offspring Gender?

Researchers noted differences in the probability of producing a filly or colt based on the mares' and stallions' ages. Read More

Fibrinous Pleural Effusion in Horses with Pleuropneumonia

Learn about this sticky pleuropneumonia complication and why it's bad news for affected horses. Read More

Antimicrobials' Effects on Horses' Intestinal Microbes

Researchers found significant changes following the administration of three common antimicrobial medications. Read More

The Impact of Omega-3s on Horses with Lower Airway Disease

Researchers found that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation can reduce signs of chronic lower airway disease in horses. Read More

Small Square Bale Feeder Economics, Hay Waste Evaluated

Using a hay feeder produces less waste and will save horse owners money in the long run, researchers say. Read More

Carbohydrate Composition and Equine Digestion

Researchers studied how high-fiber feeds affect horses' feed passage rate, water balance, and nutrient digestion. Read More

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