Erin Ryder is a former news editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care. She owns a portly gray gelding named Duncan and dabbles in several equestrian disciplines, with an emphasis on dressage.
Articles by Erin Ryder
September 03, 2010
Vets say microchipping horses is a quick and simple procedure that provides safe, permanent identification. Read More
March 17, 2010
An anonymous donor picked up the tab to rescue a horse from a sandbar in the middle of the fast-moving Gila River five days after the animal was stranded there when its rider attempted to cross the water, the Arizona Republic reported. Read More
March 11, 2010
Long-term veterinary outreach projects are in the works to aid Haiti's equine population, said Jay Merriam, DVM, of Massachusetts Equine Clinic, in Uxbridge, Mass., who deployed with Humane Society International in the wake of January's Read More
March 03, 2010
A meeting for equine veterinarians to be held May 28-29 in Debrecen, Hungary, will serve as a platform to bring education to veterinarians in surrounding countries in Middle and Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Serbi Read More
March 02, 2010
Equitarian efforts have been under way for decades but are benefiting from new emphasis by the AAEP. Read More
February 10, 2010
Participants in a Feb. 9 conference organized by the FÃ©dÃ©ration Equestre Internationale (FEI) sanctioned aggressive riding, including that which results in hyperflexion of the horse's neck.
"The group redefined Read More
February 09, 2010
Stallion owners are asked to participate in a voluntary surveillance test effort for contagious equine metritis (CEM) in order to help animal health authorities collect accurate information on the presence (or absence) of the disease in the Uni Read More
February 04, 2010
Animal health authorities have reported a case of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Belgium. The positive horse was found during an investigation into two horses from Romania that recently tested positive for EIA in Great Britain after a stopov Read More
February 01, 2010
Seven San Diego police horses will be sold in an online auction after their unit was disbanded in December. Read More
February 01, 2010
Animal health authorities have discovered more cases of equine piroplasmosis, including 13 positive horses tested as part of a routine racetrack screening program in New Mexico, and one horse in Texas that was a cohort of a positive trace-out f Read More
January 25, 2010
Dressage mare Blue Hors Matine, whose dressage freestyle at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen became an Internet video sensation, was euthanized today after breaking a leg in a paddock accident, Read More
January 21, 2010
Fifty horses were exposed to equine infectious anemia (EIA) at a stable in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. All horses on the infected premises appeared clinically normal but will be tested at 30-day intervals for up to 90 days. The two positive ma Read More
January 20, 2010
The British Horse Society is urging horse owners not to panic after two horses in Wiltshire, England, tested positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA), also called "swamp fever."
Equine infectious anemia is an untreatable Read More
January 19, 2010
Animal health authorities have confirmed two cases of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Wiltshire, England. The two horses were recently imported from Romania via Belgium, noted a statement from the Department for the Environment, Food, and Rur Read More
January 15, 2010
Veterinary and agriculture groups are organizing a response effort in the wake of Tuesday's 7.0 earthquake centered in Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince.
Christian Veterinary Mission has served in Ha Read More
January 14, 2010
A British man who claimed to be a veterinarian and doctor has been sentenced to two years in prison, Horse and Hound reported.
Russell Lewis Oak Read More
January 11, 2010
Blue, a 5-year-old Pinto mare reported stolen in Iredell County, N.C., has been located and returned to her owners, CharlotteObserver.com reported.Read More
January 04, 2010
NZB Gandalf, an eventer piloted to the 2008 Olympics by Mark Todd, was euthanized due to a neurologic disorder, Horse and Hound reported.
New Ze Read More
December 28, 2009
As part of a racetrack screening program, three New Mexico horses have been identified as carrying Theileria equi, the causative agent for equine piroplasmosis. These infections are noteworthy as these horses are not epidemiologically li Read More
December 16, 2009
Fourteen people were hurt when a horse wagon was rear-ended by a car in Stanley, Va., Tuesday. About 20 adults and children were on the wagon when it was hit at about 8 p.m. Wagon driver Arnold Dean was thrown into a yard. The Clydesdale horses Read More
December 06, 2009
A harness track barn fire at a county fairgrounds in southwest Ohio early Saturday morning killed two people and an estimated 43 horses, The Associated Press reported. The initial number of equine fatalities was projected at more than 60.Read More
November 16, 2009
Animal health authorities investigating an outbreak of equine piroplasmosis on a South Texas ranch have now located 317 positive horses. These horses include 288 on the index ranch, seven on other premises in Texas, one in Alabama, two in Read More
November 11, 2009
Two horses in New Jersey have tested positive for equine piroplasmosis. The animals were among four purchased in 2008 from a ranch in South Texas on which 288 horses have now tested positive for the tick-borne Read More
October 30, 2009
Due to the ongoing investigation into equine piroplasmosis in the state of Texas, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's State Veterinarian's Office has opted to require testing of all horses from Texas entering the state of Read More
October 23, 2009
Due to the ongoing investigation into equine piroplasmosis in Texas, Canada has restricted the import of horses from that state.
The American Horse Council said in a statement that effective October 21, 2009, the USDA will not endorse any Read More