Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

Articles by Stephanie L. Church

Finding Balance Amid the Day-to-Day Rigors of Vet Practice

Nigel Marsh shares advice for veterinarians on achieving the often-elusive balance between careers and personal lives. Read More

Proteins Can Predict Colic Surgery Survival

Haptoglobin in peritoneal fluid and SAA in serum and peritoneal fluid and were associated with nonsurvival. Read More

Study Supports Stent Use After Colic Surgery

Researchers found that antimicrobial-impregnated dressing could help reduce the incidence of surgical site infection. Read More

The Otherwise Apparently Healthy Collapsing Horse

Causes of collapse in apparently healthy horses range from sleep deprivation and pain to muscle disorders and pregnancy. Read More

Cushing's Characteristics, Clinical Signs at Diagnosis

Researchers confirmed some suspected patterns in PPID clinical signs and identified others they considered surprising. Read More

Deconstructing the Laminitis 'Train Wreck'

Researchers have made great strides in understanding laminitis, but it remains a difficult disease to predict and treat. Read More

EMS and the Slippery Slope to Laminitis

A British veterinarian describes what scientists think happens in the body with endocrinopathic laminitis cases and why. Read More

Yes, Your Overweight Horse is at Risk for Laminitis

The good news is that many of the laminitis risk factors researchers identified can be detected early and modified. Read More

Two Potential Equine Gastric Ulcer Medications Analyzed

Researchers investigated oral esomeprazole and a long-acting injectable omeprazole formulation. Read More

Shedding Light on Posterior Uveitis

This vision-threatening condition often doesn't become clinically apparent until late in the progression of the disease. Read More

When Corneal Ulcers Get Complicated

A seemingly minor ulcer can lead to the loss of vision or the eye itself if complications arise. Here's what to know. Read More

Rib Fractures and Performance Horse Discomfort

In one study 15 affected horses presented with a sudden change in ridden behavior, but only one had a history of trauma. Read More

Is My Neurologic Horse Safe to Ride?

The decision, one veterinarian says, involves balancing rider and safety, liability concerns, and animal welfare. Read More

Rib Fractures: A Surprising Cause of Horse Lameness

Rib fractures can cause problems even when there's no history of trauma or obvious signs indicative of a fracture. Read More

What's a Pheochromocytoma, and How Do Vets Diagnose It?

This hormone-secreting tumor can form in horses' adrenal glands, potentially causing damaging high blood pressure. Read More

IDDSP Surgery Type's Impact on Race Performance

Racing performance was unaltered regardless of which technique was used to correct soft palate displacement. Read More

Equine Gait Analysis: Sensor Placement Consistency Crucial

Even small deviations in sensor placement can result in an inaccurate hind-limb lameness diagnosis, researchers found. Read More

Man vs. Machine on Post-Nerve-Block Lameness Evaluation

There was a strong correlation between vet and inertial sensor system when evaluating lameness change post-nerve-block. Read More

Wobbler Syndrome: What's Going on With the Neck Vertebrae?

Researchers examined bone and cartilage lesions on MRI and micro-CT to better understand their distribution and type. Read More

Testing for EPM, Lyme, and Other Equine Neurologic Diseases

A neurology specialist reviews the confusing landscape of laboratory diagnostics for neurologic disease in live horses. Read More

Horsing Around When 'Without Horse'

Discover different ways you can stay involved with horses when owning one isn't an option. Read More

Scientists Compare Insulin Resistance Test Options

Researchers ran four tests on the same group of horses to compare results and determine sensitivity and specificity. Read More

Yes, Your Horse is Neurologic (Or No, He Isn't)

Equine veterinarians confirm motion capture could be useful for objective measurements of ataxia, or incoordination. Read More

Vaccinated Against WNV and EEE or Infected? Vets Can Tell

Researchers determined that vaccination does not result in a false positive diagnosis of acute disease. Read More

Separate Salmonella Shedders for Safety

Scientists examined the effects of Salmonella shedding on previously hospitalized horses and their stablemates. Read More