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.
While most residents fled the island of Galveston, Texas, as Hurricane Ike approached amid National Weather Service warnings of "certain death," numerous horses and other livestock were left behind. Now rescuers are working to get the surviving Read More
Florida agriculture officials have started lifting quarantines at the some of the properties with animals exposed to equine piroplasmosis. Three premises have been released due to negative testing on all horses, leaving 19 under state quarantine Read More
Two additional premises exposed to equine piroplasmosis came to light last weekend, according to a statement released by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs (DOACS). Each property has one horse that tests positive for the Read More
Horse owners hauling their animals across Michigan's Mackinac Bridge are being asked to stop for a Michigan Department of Agriculture inspection, according to an open letter to horse enthusiasts distributed Sept. 8 by State Veterinarian Steven Read More
The investigation into equine piroplasmosis conducted by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DOACS) in conjunction with the USDA has now turned up 10 horses positive for the disease. These horses live on three properties Read More
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' investigation into equine piroplamosis has uncovered two additional positive animals in Polk County. These two cases bring the number of positive horses to eight. These cases Read More
On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, horse owners and veterinarians in the New Orleans area are fleeing ahead of Gustav, a storm the National Weather Service says is likely to become "a large, powerful hurricane as it approaches the Read More
While the attention of most equine enthusiasts was turned to Hong Kong for the equestrian events of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, preparations were well under way for the next major international equine competition: the 2010 Alltech FEI Read More
Earlier this summer, a group of 25 U.S. veterinarians, horse owners, and trainers, took part in the ninth annual International Equine Adventure, organized by Ron Fuller, DVM , and Robert Miller, DVM. This year's excursion took the group to Read More
One of the two equine hospital staff workers hospitalized with Hendra virus in Australia has died. Veterinarian Ben Cunneen, BVSc, died Wednesday. He had contracted Hendra virus from a horse hospitalized at the Redlands Veterinary Clinic on the Read More
Equine piroplasmosis was eradicated officially from Florida (and, thereby, the United States) in 1988. So it came as a shock to many people in the equine industry to hear that a horse in Florida was confirmed positive for the disease last week. Read More
More than 1,600 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "Would you consider using herbal supplements, such as aloe vera juice, milk thistle, ginger, etc., in your horse's feed or as a topical Read More
Three horses have been euthanized after testing positive for equine infectious anemia (EIA) in connection with an ongoing investigation into cases in the Ardèche department, an area in south-central France. The cases and control measures were Read More
Two of the people exposed to horses infected with Hendra virus at Redlands Veterinary Clinic in the Australian state of Queensland have contracted the zoonotic disease, according to a report published by The Australian.
One barn is on lockdown and movement of horses on or off the grounds has ceased, but training continues at Charles Town Races and Slots. The track instituted the precautions after a horse in its stabling area displayed neurologic signs considere Read More