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

Hot and Cold Therapy

Soaking what ails your horse in ice cold water causes the greatest changes in tissue temperature compared to other thermal treatments. In a recent study Andris J. Kaneps, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS of The Ohio State University temporarily implanted Read More

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, of Purdue University has been examining the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in the horse. He and other researchers working with ESWT presented their findings at the recent convention of the American Read More

Parasitologist Honored

A parasitologist on faculty in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech was recently recognized with the most distinguished honor conferred by the American Society of Read More

Foal Exercise Influences Final Muscoloskeletal System

Keeping a foal in a stall around-the-clock might keep his coat shiny and his body free of nicks and bumps from roughhousing with peers in the pasture, but in the long run, that could cause him serious problems as an active adult. P. René van Read More

State Agencies Ask Floridians To Look For West Nile Virus

The Florida Departments of Health (DOH), Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) are asking Floridians to help determine if West Nile virus (WNV) arrives in the state.

Dead bird Read More

Saudi Arabia Bans French Horses

Saudi Arabia banned the importation of horses and birds from France Dec. 9, due to fears of a possible spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) into the country. The official Saudi Press Agency reported that the ban was prompted by “cases of horses Read More

Horse TV Will Debut January 1st, 2001

HorseTV will debut on January 1, 2001 as part of the initial broadcast launch of RFD-TV, the new 24-hour a day television network dedicated to serving the needs of rural America. RFD-TV and HorseTV will be seen on DISH Network's· Channel 9409. Read More

Pioneer In Equine Veterinary Medicine Honored By Colorado State

Colorado State honored one of the nation's pioneers in equine reproductive science in a ceremony Dec. 1, at the dedication of the Equine Center as the B.W. Pickett Equine Center.

Pickett, who first came to Colorado State in 1967 as Read More

Farnam Acquires Sure Nutrition

Farnam Horse Products Group has announced that it has acquired Sure Nutrition horse products, expanding its current line of over-the-counter horse supplements. The Sure Nutrition line includes products suc Read More

Drug Testing Integrity

Forty veterinarians, chemists, and horse industry professionals met Oct. 6-8 for the eighth Testing Integrity Program (TIP) workshop at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington, Ky. TIP was formed in 1995 as a non-profit Read More

PMU Foals Arrive

Young exuberance greeted elderly wisdom in October at Ryerrs Farm for Aged Equines. Thirty-five foals were brought from pregnant mare urine (PMU) ranches to the farm in Pottstown, Penn., for a brief respite before their adoptive owners took them Read More

Colicky Olympian Recovers

The United States received a scare when Foltaire, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding and Olympic Dressage Team member, had a bout with colic at the Sydney International Equestrian Center. The horse, who is piloted by Guenter Seidel of Del Mar Read More

Rawls Named AHSA Executive Director

Lori Rawls was appointed Executive Director of the American Horse Shows Association by Alan F. Balch, President of the AHSA with the unanimous recommendation of the AHSA Search Committee and Executive Committee on Oct. 23, pending approval of th Read More

10 Horses Dead From West Nile

West Nile virus (WNV) has topped headlines in the Northeast for the better part of 2000, and now has sickened at least 15 horses in the states of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. As the magazine went to press, Read More

Semen Gains Entry

Effective Oct. 20, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) eliminated importation requirements for equine semen crossing the border from Canada. That decision has the horse industry Read More

Blanket Fraud?

All blankets are not created equal. This is especially true for blanket manufacturing company Rose America Corp., which discovered blankets they didn't make were being sold in packages bearing a photo copied directly from Rose America packaging. Read More

Teaching From Life

As a horse owner, have you ever wondered exactly what something looks like inside your animal? Have you considered what your veterinarian went through to learn? Veterinary and animal science students can tell you that it isn't always pleasant to Read More

Activists Against Carriage Horses

"The Life of a New York City Carriage Horse is No Walk in the Park" is the message the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) made known in a four-day print advertising campaign begun Aug. 21 in the New York Read More

Hearing Heartbeats

To assist veterinarians in discerning normal from abnormal heart sounds, an interactive equine medical CD was created with recordings of 13 equine heart sounds and associated ultrasound images. The recordings include murmurs, atrial fibrillation Read More

Wind Soundness Exam Studies

Thoroughbred yearlings sold at public auction here and abroad often are subject to endoscopic examination of their upper respiratory tracts. Veterinarians and potential buyers are looking for evidence of deformities that could affect the ability Read More

Workshop On Airway Disease

The first International Workshop on Equine Chronic Airway Disease was held June 16-18 at Michigan State University. Thirty of the world's leading investigators of equine airway disease met, along with representatives of pharmaceutical companies. Read More

Rehydration Research

As you untack from your lengthy trail ride, which consisted of several gallops, your mare stretches longingly toward the nearby water trough. You notice she is still hot and breathing hard. Do you let her take a sip, or are you putting her healt Read More

Three-Day Team Departs For Sydney

The Sydney Three-Day Olympic horses made an overnight stop in an isolation barn at Considine Farm in Lexington, Ky., before their flight to Sydney July 31. The team was under quarantine for a month in Georgia before traveling through Lexington t Read More

MSM Studies

A new study is being performed to evaluate the effectiveness of MSM in reducing pain and inflammation in Standardbred racehorses. The study is sponsored by Carolwood Corporation (maker of an MSM product) and conducted by Ronald Reigel, DVM. Read More

Drugs and Medication Continuing Education

In response to repeated inquiries and as part of the American Horse Shows Associations Drugs and Medications continuing education program, the AHSA released an interview September 14, 2000, in which Dr. John Lengel, the Administrator of the Drug Read More