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

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

Practical Equine Medicine Studies of 2015

Studies focused on ophthalmology, gastrointestinal disease, foal medications, pain management, and more. Read More

Can a Stall-Side Test Confirm Synovial Structure Infections?

Using one stall-side SAA test to evaluate synovial fluids can be a useful adjunct to diagnosis, researchers found. Read More

Best Practices for Choosing an NSAID

There are a plethora of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for horses. Here's how your vet decides what to use. Read More

Canine Melanoma Vaccine Testing in Horses Underway

While researchers have yet to see full resolution in study horses, all tumors reduced in size or stopped growing. Read More

Winter Farm Care Checklist

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn. Read More

The Frustrations of White Line Disease

Learn how to detect and manage this insidious hoof infection. Read More

Seven Things You Need to Know About Equine Influenza

Researchers have been hard at work studying this contagious respiratory disease. Read More

Managing the Club Foot

Veterinarians and farriers can work together to help club-footed horses lead productive lives. Read More

The Conformationally Challenged Athlete

No horse is perfect, and many with conformational flaws go on to compete successfully. What can you live with and how? Read More

Adult Horses Get Pneumonia, Too

This inflammation of the lungs most commonly affects foals, but that doesn't mean your mature horse isn't at risk. Read More

Designing an Equine Wellness Plan for Your Practice

Wellness plans are a win-win-win for clinic, client, and patient. Learn how to implement one in your vet practice. Read More

Using Fluorescent Markers to Look at Laminar Microanatomy

This method showed that the hoof appears to be impacted more extensively by laminitis than previously thought. Read More

Surgical Treatment for Delayed Patellar Release Studied

Researchers determined that 89% of affected horses benefited from a procedure called medial patellar ligament splitting. Read More

Tiludronate's Efficacy in Managing Navicular Cases

Researchers observed a 16% improvement in horses' lameness when using the drug compared to corrective shoeing alone. Read More

Nutritional Support for Horse Hooves

The complex equine hoof relies on important nutritional building blocks for strength and integrity. Read More

Corticosteroid Clearance Following Joint Injections

Researchers found that corticosteroid elimination varies depending on the dose used and the number of joints treated. Read More

Veterinarians: Manage Feet for Function

Hoof-related issues are a hot topic in veterinary medicine. Here's what practitioners discussed at a recent meeting. Read More