Michelle N. Anderson, TheHorse.com Digital Managing Editor

Michelle Anderson is the Digital Editor for TheHorse.com

Articles by Michelle N. Anderson

Supplement Reduces Gastric Ulcer Reoccurrence

An LSU study found that, after omeprazole treatment, SmartGut Ultra reduced the return of ulcers in horses. Read More

ACVIM 2013: Animal Survivor Q Beat an Uncommon Infection

The ACVIM named Q one of their animal survivors after he successfully overcame proliferative enteropathy. Read More

Horse at Florida Show Diagnosed with EHV-1, Show Official Says

A horse at the HITS circuit reportedly has been diagnosed with the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus-1. Read More

Understanding the OIE's Role in Disease Prevention

The World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE) standards help prevent the spread of infectious disease. Read More

Making Sense of Laminitis

Farriers and veterinarians discuss ways to work together to treat laminitis--a devastating hoof disease. Read More

Glanders: A Re-emerging Disease in the Middle East

While eradicated from the United States since the 1940s, glanders is re-emerging in some parts of the world. Read More

Evaluation and Treatment of the Laminitic Horse

A thorough examination, an aggressive treatment plan, and owner commitment are needed to manage laminitis. Read More

Stem Cell Therapy as a Potential Treatment for Laminitis

Stem cells therapy might offer practitioners an additional treatment option for the fight against laminitis. Read More

Laminitis Overview and Anatomy

It's important to have at least an understanding of the structures in play during a laminitic episode. Read More

Laminitis Terminology: SIRS Rather Than Sepsis

A researcher says SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) is the term to use when discussing laminitis. Read More

Possible Causes of Laminitis

Endocrine disorders and black walnut extract exposure were a few of the causes researchers discussed. Read More

The Obel Grading System for Describing Laminitis

The Obel Grading System is used to classify and understand laminitis progression in horses. Read More

Common Clinical Signs of Laminitis

Recognizing clinical signs early and seeking immediate veterinary care can improve treatment outcomes. Read More

Identifying Laminitic Changes with MRI

MRI might offer evidence of laminitic changes in a horse's hoof before the disease is otherwise identified. Read More

Supporting a Foundered Foot with a W-Shoe

This hand-forged shoe offers an option for supporting horses suffering laminitis. Read More

Human Barefoot Trends: What Can they Tell Us About Horses?

Learn what human barefoot running trends are teaching us about horse podiatry and laminitis management. Read More

2012 Laminitis Conference brings together Vets, Farriers

The two-day program included presentations about podiatry, diagnostics, and treatments for laminitis. Read More

Reining Champion and Viral Video Star 'Roxy' Euthanized

Stall accident resulted in traumatic soft-tissue damage to the reining mare Whizard's Baby Doll, aka "Roxy" Read More

Clues to Blue Eyes

Now that the foal has safely made its way into the world, the breeder starts inventorying exactly what she has in front of her: a colt. Strong Quarter Horse body. Three small white socks and a broad blaze down the center of his face. One blue eye. Read More

Ammonia is the Enemy

You know that burning sensation that fills your nostrils as you're mucking out stalls? The fiery feeling spreads from your nose into your sinuses, down your throat, and billows through your lungs. It makes your eyes sting and water. Imagine living Read More

Feed Needs of Older Horses

As our horses age and their bodies start to fail, we have to meet their changing nutritional needs. Read More

African Horse Sickness: Fighting a Foreign Foe

If you're a horse owner in the United States, you've probably never worried about African horse sickness (AHS), let alone seen a case of it. Sounds pretty exotic, doesn't it? But then again, so did West Nile virus six years ago.

The bad Read More

Texas Rangers Help Locate Stolen Horses Nationwide

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) launched its nationwide Horse Identification Program (HIP) and web site this past January. HIP, a voluntary-enrollment service designed to help retrieve stolen horses throughout the Read More

Bits: Pain in the Mouth

The bit is a tool of communication, not of punishment. That, says Dwight Bennett, DVM, PhD, professor emeritus at Colorado State University, is the most important thing any horse owner can understand about bits. If a bit is causing pain or discomfort Read More

One Dose of WNV Recombinant Vaccine Could Help Control Outbreaks

A recent study at Colorado State University (CSU) found that your horse might have the ability to fight off West Nile virus (WNV) less than a month after receiving a single-dose vaccination against the disease. The challenge study tested Merial' Read More