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 book, All Horse Systems Go, is a comprehensive veterinary care and conditioning resource in full color that covers all facets of horse care. 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

Horse Knees: The Crooked, the Chipped, and the Inflamed

Horses' knees are prone to both congenital and acquired lameness problems. Here's what you need to know. Read More

After the Flood: Cleaning Your Horse Farm

Tips on getting your facility back to normal so your horses have a safe and comfortable place to, once again, call home. Read More

Horse Feed Storage and Preservation

Buy quality hay and grain and store it in cool, dry places to preserve nutrient content and prevent spoilage. Read More

Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

By using sensible strategies, we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands. Read More

15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. Read More

Improving Arena Surfaces

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

Autologous Conditioned Serum Composition Evaluated

This treatment uses the horse's blood to generate serum enriched with growth factors and anti-inflammatory mediators. Read More

Burning Up: Photosensitization and Sunburn in Horses

Some horses are vulnerable to sun damage. Here's what to watch for and how to protect against it. Read More

Foal Eye Issues

A number of congenital or developmental problems can impair a foal's vision. Here's what to watch for. Read More

The New Navicular Paradigm

Here's what we know and are learning about defining, diagnosing, and treating this painful foot disease. Read More

Tips for Managing Suspensory Disease

Suspensory ligament disease, a leading cause of poor performance in horses, can be challenging to manage. Read More

Veterinarians Reveal Workplace Challenges, Job Satisfaction

Surveyed vets emphasized the importance of control and choice to help combat the stress associated with the profession. Read More

The Equine Liver in Health and Disease

The liver is a complex organ tasked with many vital functions that maintain and sustain a horse's health and life. Read More

Equine Vaccination Q&A

Confused by the various vaccine types, schedules, and administration routes for horses? Here's what you need to know. Read More

Clues for Recognizing Confusing Neurologic Syndromes

From behavioral changes to yawning, signs of neurologic problems in horses can be challenging to decipher. Read More

How to Disinfect Your Farm

You know cleaning and disinfecting exposed surfaces helps prevent disease spread, but what's the best way to do it? Read More

Spring Health Preparations

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

Antibiotic-Anesthetic Combo Effective Lower Limb Treatment

Vets can use amikacin and mepivacaine to safely and effectively treat lower limb injuries in standing, sedated horses. Read More

Pelvic or Femur Fracture? Better Check for Both

A researcher offers tips on how veterinarians can pinpoint the cause in unresolved upper hind limb lameness cases. Read More

Examining Horse Deaths Related to Endurance Rides

From 2002 to 2014, researchers identified a fatality rate of 0.32 per 1,000 starts in endurance horses. Read More

Tips for Managing Lacerations Involving Joint Structures

These wounds are bad news! Pursue immediate and aggressive therapy for the best chance at a successful outcome. Read More

Feeding the Horse's Topline

Learn what your horse needs in his diet and exercise program to help develop a well-muscled topline. Read More

Mindfulness Training Could Help Combat 'Compassion Fatigue'

Improving resiliency can equip veterinarians to combat distress and burnout, and help them lead healthier lives. Read More

Equine Neurologic Exams: Be Thorough and Consistent

Thorough exams can help vets localize lesions to specific areas of the nervous system based on observed clinical signs. Read More

Tracking Down (and Preventing) Emerging Equine GI Diseases

Learn what GI diseases to watch for, how veterinarians detect them, and how to avoid them in the first place. Read More