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

Piroplasmosis Horses Removed from Quarantine

Two horses positive for equine piroplasmosis were removed from a quarantined stable in Raytown, Mo., Wednesday night, according to reports published in The Kansas City Read More

Georgia Horse on the Mend after Lightning Strike

A 12-year-old gelding in Dalton, Ga., is recovering after being struck by lightning on Thursday, according to an article from The Daily Read More

Equine Piroplasmosis Reported in Missouri

A 7-year-old Quarter Horse gelding in Jackson County, Mo., is positive for equine piroplasmosis, according to a report issued to the World Organization for Animal Health (Office International des Epizooties, or OIE) by John Clifford, DVM, Read More

Vesicular Stomatitis Reported in Texas Horse

A horse in Starr County, Texas, has been reported as the nation's first case of vesicular stomatitis in 2009, according to a notice released by the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC).

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Killer Bees Attack California Rider, Horses

A California equestrian was attacked by a swarm of aggressive Africanized honeybees--also known as "killer bees"--while riding on a public trail in Rolling Hills, Calif., last week., Read More

Dogs Banned at Maine Track after Horse Death

State racing officials have banned dogs in the stable and paddock areas at Maine's Bangor Raceway after a horse died as a result of injuries sustained following an attack, the Read More

More Than 100 Arrested After Horse Fair Brawl

More than 100 people have been arrested at Appleby Fair in Cumbria, U.K., an annual horse trading event, according to an article at Read More

Kansas Horse Positive for Rabies

A horse in Kansas has tested positive for rabies, according to an article from the Clay Center Dispatch Read More

CEM Investigation Finds 21 Positive Stallions

The ongoing investigation into venereal disease contagious equine metritis (CEM) has now located 21 stallions--one of which is now a gelding--positive for causative organism Read More

Number of U.S. Horses Exposed to CEM Hits 920

The ongoing investigation into contagious equine metritis (CEM) now includes more than 920 exposed or positive horses, according to the USDA.

The investigation began in mid-December 2008, when a Quarter Horse stallion on a Kentucky farm tested Read More

TheHorse.com en Español: La Muerte de Caballos Poleros Emprende una Investigación

This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Kee Read More

Dutton Horse Bailey Wick Dies at Jersey Fresh Event

Bailey Wick, a chestnut Irish Sport Horse gelding ridden by Philip Dutton, was euthanized Saturday after falling at an obstacle while competing in the CCI3* at the Jersey Fresh event.

According to a release posted by event organizers Read More

Tally of U.S. Horses Exposed to CEM Hits 820

The ongoing investigation into contagious equine metritis (CEM) now includes more than 820 exposed or positive horses, according to the USDA.

The investigation began in Read More

Pharmacy Releases Statement on Polo Pony Test Results

The pharmacy involved in the investigation into the recent death of 21 polo ponies in Wellington, Fla., has released a statement verifying that selenium was the excess ingredient in the medication prepared for the ponies.

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Team Vet Says Rolex Horse Died of Abdominal Hemorrhage

The horse that died at this year's Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event succumbed to an abdominal hemorrhage, according to a statement from Canadian Eventing Team Veterinarian Christiana Ober, DVM, released via Equine Canada.

Kingpin, a Read More

Researcher Says Swine Flu in Horses 'Unlikely'

Can horses get swine flu?

Probably not, said Tom Chambers, PhD, who heads the OIE Reference Laboratory for Equine Influenza at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center in Lexington.

Influenza viruses have an amazing Read More

Equestrian Olding Dies in Eventing Fall

Professional rider Ian Olding was killed in a fall at the Belton Park Horse Trials in Lincolnshire, U.K., on Sunday, according to a statement released by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI).

Olding, 47, was competing in the Read More

Vet: Tests on Polo Ponies Could Take Weeks

It could be weeks before the results of toxicology tests on the 21 polo ponies that died in Wellington, Fla., on Sunday just prior to competing at the U.S. Open Championship ar Read More

Injury Rehabilitation Underutilized by Equestrians, Researchers Say

It is our hope that through sharing the experiences of injury and recovery, other riders may be able to prevent some accidents from happening. Or, if they do sustain a horse-related injury, they will utilize the rehabilitation services offered Read More

AAEP 2008: Performance Horse Forum

In a year that saw increased public scrutiny of equine welfare and medication issues both on the track and in the competition field, veterinarians at the 2008 Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) in San Read More

Corneal Ulcer Correction and Improving Visual Outcomes: Scar Wars

Brooks reviewed a variety of treatment and management strategies for corneal ulcers, with a focus on not only resolving the ulcer in each case, but maintaining the horse's vision. Read More

Managing Chronic Laminitis: Form and Function

The visible signs of chronic laminitis are enough to break any horse owner's heart--the dished, ridged hoof walls, the uncomfortable gait. But what's at the heart of the visible clinical signs, and, once a horse has progressed to this stage Read More

Court of Arbitration Upholds Olympic Substance Decision

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has upheld an appeal requesting enhanced sanctions against Olympic equestrian Christian Ahlmann.

The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) Tribunal suspended and fined Ahlmann after his horse, Read More

FAEP 2008 Symposium

Laminitis, corneal ulcers, and R. equi were among the topics veterinarians and researchers discussed at a conference in the Caribbean.

Thirteen presenters took to the podium, covering lameness, reproduction, and medicine Read More

Laminitis: Cryotherapy Treatment in the Real World

From a layman's perspective, cryotherapy (use of cold for treatment) for horses at risk of or just beginning the acute phase of laminitis just makes sense. The laminae are inflamed, the hooves are hot to the touch, so let's cool them down and Read More