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
June 19, 2009
June 15, 2009
June 12, 2009
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
June 12, 2009
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).
June 11, 2009
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
June 10, 2009
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
June 09, 2009
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
June 05, 2009
June 02, 2009
May 20, 2009
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
May 14, 2009
May 11, 2009
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
May 01, 2009
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
April 29, 2009
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.
Florida State Read More
April 28, 2009
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
April 28, 2009
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
April 27, 2009
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
April 21, 2009
April 12, 2009
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
April 08, 2009
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
April 07, 2009
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
April 03, 2009
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
April 02, 2009
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
April 01, 2009
Thirteen presenters took to the podium, covering lameness, reproduction, and medicine Read More
March 27, 2009
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