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

CEM Investigation Includes More Than 700 Horses

The ongoing investigation into contagious equine metritis (CEM) now includes more than 700 exposed or positive horses, Read More

CEM: Stallions Cleared at Kentucky Index Farm

The Central Kentucky farm that had the first discovered case of contagious equine metritis (CEM) in the recent outbreak, which set off the investigation that now includes 680 horses nationwide, has declared the all-clear. The four formerly Read More

Readers Reveal Their Horses' Habits

More than 1,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What 'bad habits' do your horses have?"

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CEM: Kentucky Puts Restrictions on Wisconsin Stallions

Kentucky veterinary officials are now requiring that stallions coming from Wisconsin be tested for contagious equine metritis (CEM) prior to entering the state. The order, issued Read More

Readers Tell Us Which Type of Horse Trailer They Prefer

More than 2,000 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Which type of horse trailer do you prefer?"

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Rabid Horse Found in Kentucky

A horse in the Hamilton Lane/North Yarnallton Pike area of Lexington, Ky., has tested positive for rabies, according to a statement from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Department Spokesman Kevin Hall said the Thoroughbred Read More

Australia Fires: Livestock Assessment Begins, Feed Needed

Recovery from the recent fires in the Australian state of Victoria is just beginning. The fires burned an estimated 850 square miles. According to the state's Department of Primary Industries, Victoria produces around 26% of Australia's Read More

Horse Owner Given Probation in Massachusetts Euthanasia Case

A Milford, Mass., horse owner who refused to euthanize his ailing mare despite the recommendations of veterinarians will be under probation for two years. Judge Thomas F. Sullivan Jr. continued the case for the duration of the probationary perio Read More

List of CEM Stallions Released; No Positive Mares Found

New York State Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker yesterday released a statement alerting New York horse owners to the ongoing investigation into contagious equine metritis (CEM), a contagious venereal disease.

"The New York State Read More

Contagious Equine Metritis Investigation Progresses in Wisconsin

Veterinary authorities continue to connect the dots in the investigation into contagious equine metritis (CEM), a contagious venereal disease of horses. Earlier this week, officials Read More

CEM: 3 Pennsylvania Mares Exposed

Three mares in Pennsylvania are under quarantine after officials determined they had been exposed to contagious equine metritis (CEM).

"These mares are in varying stages of Read More

Six Kansas Mares Exposed to CEM

Six mares in south central Kansas are now included in the investigation into contagious equine metritis (CEM) that spans 28 states, according to a report by The Hutchinson Read More

Mule Alerts Woman to House Fire

Jolene Solomon of McMinnville, Tenn., credits her pet mule, Lou, with saving her from a New Year's Day fire that destroyed her home, NewsChannel5.com reported. Read More

Three Indiana Stallions Positive for CEM

Three Paint stallions that stood at DeGraff Stables/Liberty Farm Equine Reproduction Center LLC in Midway, Ky., during the 2008 breeding season have now tested positive for contagious equine metritis (CEM), according to a statement released by Read More

CEM Investigation by the Numbers

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is posting updates on the ongoing investigation into contagious equine metritis (CEM) cases Read More

Fourth Stallion has CEM; Kentucky Farm and State Working Together

A fourth stallion that formerly stood at a Central Kentucky breeding facility, now identified as DeGraff Stables/Liberty Farm Equine Reproduction Center LLC, has tested positive for contagious equine metritis (CEM). Officials had considered this Read More

CEM: Testing Continues, Officials Tracking Mares

Following the Dec. 19 announcement that two additional stallions have cultured positive for contagious equine metritis (CEM) on a Central Kentucky breeding facility, authorities now have the challenge of not only determining the status of the Read More

Honduras Horse Program Needs Help

Amigos de Jesús, an orphanage in Macuelizo, Honduras, is asking for some help from horse owners this Christmas season. The group has an agricultural program, which includes equine husbandry. They currently have seven horses, two burros, and two Read More

Contagious Equine Metritis Case Could Impact Horse Transport

State and federal agriculture officials announced Dec. 16 that a Quarter Horse stallion standing at stud in Kentucky has tested positive for contagious equine metritis (CEM). As the Read More

Iowa Horse Hit by UPS Truck

A horse in Pella, Iowa, died after being struck by a United Parcel Service truck Monday evening, The Associated Press has reported.   Read More

Two Piroplasmosis Quarantines Remain in Florida

Florida agriculture officials have released two more properties from equine piroplasmosis quarantine, according to a statement released on the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DOACS) Web site. Two properties remain under Read More

Endurance Horse Missing in Arizona

A search party is combing the desert around Arizona's McDowell Mountain Park, after a 7-year-old grey Arabian horse competing in an endurance event lost his rider and disappeared, according to Phoenix television station Read More

Olympic Horse Dies After Fall at Indoor Event

Call Again Cavalier, a horse ridden by Britain's Mary King, was euthanized yesterday after he fell during the inaugural Express Eventing International Cup, Read More

Opossum Patrol: Readers Share Control Strategies

Nearly 900 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Do you take any steps to limit opossums around your farm to reduce the chance your horses will get EPM?"

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Neurologic Horse at Maryland Track Positive for Herpesvirus

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed today that a 2-year old filly stabled in Barn 1 at Laurel Park has tested presumptive positive for equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1). Results of confirmatory testing from the University of Read More