Erin Ryder

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

Officials Release More Details on Texas Equine Piroplasmosis

A ranch in Kleberg County, Texas, is under quarantine after a 7-year-old Quarter Horse mare became ill and tested positive for equine piroplasmosis earlier this month. An additional 31 horses on the ranch have also tested positive. Read More

Oregon Rider Injured when Bees Swarm Horse

An Oregon woman was injured when bees swarmed her horse as she was riding on the Pacific Crest Trail, The Seattle Times reported. Read More

Champion Racehorse Kona Gold Euthanized

Kona Gold, a resident of the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park, was euthanized today after a paddock accident. The 15-year-old gelding had resided at the park since November 2007.

Cathy Roby, Hall of Champions manager, said Read More

CEM Investigation Appears to be Wrapping Up

Barring any big surprises, the investigation into contagious equine metritis (CEM) in the United States might be Read More

Arrest Made in Miami Horse Poaching Investigation

An arrest has been made in connection with the recent spate of horse killings in the Miami-Dade County area, multiple local media outlets report.

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Missouri Equine Piroplasmosis Outbreak 'Resolved' in OIE Report

A Sept. 15 report on the cases of equine piroplasmosis earlier this year in Missouri and Kansas declares the outbreak resolved. Three positive horses that were removed from Read More

Equine Piroplasmosis Reported in Ireland

Animal health authorities in Ireland are reporting equine piroplasmosis among Thoroughbred racehorses in County Meath. Nearly 30 animals have tested positive for the disease, stated a report issued to the World Organization for Animal Health Read More

Firefighters Rescue 2,400-lb Draft Horse from Hole

A 2,400-lb draft horse named Sylvia is recovering after firefighters in Estacada, Ore., rescued her from a 15-foot-deep hole on Monday night, Read More

Rider Disqualification Handed Down at Burghley Event

Rider Harry Meade of Great Britain was disqualified from last weekend's Burghley Horse Trials in the UK after the competition's ground jury ruled he was riding an exhausted horse. He was barred from competition on his second mount of the day. Read More

WEG Endurance Test Event Needs Volunteers

Want to spend a Kentucky autumn day watching some elite equine athletes and riders do their thing against a backdrop of Bluegrass? How about getting an inside view of the veterinary work behind the scenes at an international endurance event? Read More

'Scarred and Blemished' Classes Added to UK Horse Show

A horse show in Wales is showing some love to "all but perfect" horses by adding special classes for equines with scars and blemishes that otherwise might keep them from the ring, Read More

Mosquito-Borne Equine Diseases Prevalent on Both Coasts

As of Aug. 25, Florida led the United States in the number of documented equine cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne disease with mortality rates of around 90% in horses. Washington state officials had confirmed the most Read More

Queensland Equine Veterinarian Dies of Hendra Virus

A veterinarian in Australia has died after contracting Hendra virus while treating a sick foal in Cawarral, Queensland, Australia, in July.

Queensland state Health Minister Paul Lucas told the Read More

Fire Destroys Four Kentucky State Fair Horse Barns

Just two days after the conclusion of the Kentucky State Fair, a fire has destroyed four of the horse barns at the Kentucky State Fair & Exposition Center in Louisville, the Read More

South Carolina Horse Shot in Pasture

The owner of a bay Quarter Horse mare found dead in her Anderson, S.C., pasture Friday morning said he believes the animal was killed with a captive bolt, the Read More

Los Angeles Horse Owners Evacuating Ahead of Fire

Horse owners in the path of the Station fire are urged to bring their animals to Los Angeles Pierce College in Woodland Hills, the Read More

Vet Hospitalized with Hendra Virus

A veterinarian exposed to a horse infected with Hendra virus has tested positive for the disease and is hospitalized in an induced coma, said the Australian Horse Industry Council.

Three horses on a Cawarral, Queensland, property died in Read More

Florida Leads Country in EEE Cases

Florida continues to lead the United States in the number of cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), a mosquito-borne Read More

Third Piroplasmosis Horse Reported Missing

A third horse that tested positive for equine piroplasmosis was illegally removed from quarantine in June, stated a report issued to the World Organization for Animal Health (Office International des Epizooties, or OIE) by John Clifford, Read More

Traumatic Injury to the Equine Central Nervous System, ACVIM 2009

Whether it's a yearling that flipped and landed on his poll or an older horse that tumbled after simply taking a bad step, traumatic injury to the central nervous system is the most common cause of neurologic problems in horses. Read More

Kentucky Horse Park Opens New Indoor Arena

The Kentucky Horse Park, site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, today opened a major venue that organizers hope will secure the park's standing as a leading equestrian facility.

The $45 million arena includes 5,700 stadium Read More

Piroplasmosis Horses Remain Missing, Canada Adds Equine Import Requirements

The two horses removed from piroplasmosis quarantine in Missouri on June 17 had not been located as of June 30, said Tim Cordes, DVM, senior USDA staff veterinarian for Equine Programs and national coordinator for Equine Diseases. Multiple Read More

Hot Weather Horse Care Review

A gathering of different summer horse health articles to help you battle the heat. Read More

EEE Horse Death Reported in Louisiana

Following the first confirmed case of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) this year, Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, DVM, is reminding horse owners to vaccinate their horses. The affected horse died.

Strain said Read More

VS Reported in New Mexico Horse

A horse in De Baca County, N.M., is reported to be positive for vesicular stomatitis, according to a statement released by the Texas Animal Health Commission.

The premises has been under quarantine since June 18, 2009. No other horses are Read More