Sarah Evers Conrad

Sarah Evers Conrad has a bachelor’s of arts in journalism and equine science from Western Kentucky University. As a lifelong horse lover and equestrian, Conrad started her career at The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care magazine. She has also worked for the United States Equestrian Federation as the managing editor of Equestrian magazine and director of e-communications and served as content manager/travel writer for a Caribbean travel agency. When she isn’t freelancing, Conrad spends her free time enjoying her family, reading, practicing photography, traveling, crocheting, and being around animals in her Lexington, Kentucky, home.

Articles by Sarah Evers Conrad

General Medicine: A Review of Probiotics

The definition of probiotics was refined in 1998 to “living microorganisms, which upon ingestion in certain numbers, exert health effects beyond inherent basic nutrition.” Probiotics have been increasing in popularity due to their ability to Read More

Restraint Techniques For Horses

Veterinarians are constantly seeking ways to perform procedures on horses as quickly and safely as possible. The inherent risk with working with an unpredictable animal has caused veterinarians and handlers to develop various methods of Read More

General Medicine: The Michigan Cushing's Project

There have been advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of Cushing’s disease; however, previously there were no studies comparing the two most used medications—pergolide, a dopaminergic agonist, and cyproheptadine, a serotonin Read More


Held June 15-18 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., Equitana featured around 800 demonstrations and educational seminars, the Mane Event, concerts, and hundreds of booths with equine products Read More

Cornell Nutritionist Joins Editorial Advisory Board

The Horse introduces its newest member to the Editorial Advisory Board. The professionals from around the world who serve on the Advisory Board offer their counsel and Read More

Raising Money, And Awareness

World renowned trainer Pat Parelli, his wife, Linda, and his SAVVY team of horse trainers banded together in an effort to raise money and awareness for the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). To do this, he scheduled Read More

ERC President Resigns

Andrew Clarke, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, President of the Equine Research Centre (ERC) in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, returned to his alma mater, the University of Melbourne in Australia, as Chair of Equine Studies. Ken Armstrong, DVM, took over the reins Read More

International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame Finds A Home

The International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame has found its permanent home. Beginning on Jan. 21, 2002, visitors to the Kentucky Derby Museum can visit the exhibit dedicated to farriers who have been Read More

Ohio Searches for Reasons Behind Its Spring Losses

The same survey questions used to look at risk factors in mares with late-gestation and early fetal losses in Central Kentucky are being used to investigate the outbreak in Southeastern Ohio.

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Frazer Joins Editorial Advisory Board

The Horse magazine is proud to have a large group of people serve on our Editorial Advisory Board. They volunteer their time and expertise to ensure that the information contained in these pages is accurate and beneficial to our readers. Read More

Ohio Searches for Reasons Behind its Spring Losses

The same survey questions used to look at risk factors in mares with late-gestation and early fetal losses in Central Kentucky are being used to investigate the outbreak in Southeastern Ohio.

Stephen Schumacher, a Read More

West Nile Virus Continues to Affect Humans and Horses

Maryland, New Jersey, and Connecticut have now experienced their first human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) for 2001. A 72-year-old male from the Gwynns Falls area of Baltimore City, Md., was announced as positive for WNV on Sept. 6 b Read More

Equine Motor Neuron Disease

Through a series of clinical studies and observations the past 10 years, researchers at Cornell University discovered that a vitamin E deficiency is the cause of equine motor neuron disease (EMND). This is a rare neurodegenerative disorder of the Read More

Pennsylvania Bans Transport of Horses in Multi-Level Vehicles

A new law now makes it illegal to transport any "equine animal" in a vehicle with two or more levels stacked on top of one another within the state of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Horse Transport Bill, or House Bill 1139, was signed into law o Read More

"In the News" Seminar

An attentive audience gathered to learn more about foot and mouth disease (FMD), West Nile virus (WNV), and equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) from experts on Friday, April 27, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. Peter Timoney, Read More

Ohio Needs Samples; Cost for Testing Reduced

Veterinarians in Ohio are continuing to try to make sense of why an increased number of abortions, stillbirths, and red bag deliveries are occurring in the Ohio River Valley. Ohio counties that are seeing problems similar to the Kentucky syndromes Read More

Two Ohio Counties Experiencing Similar Syndromes

Now two counties in Ohio are seeing syndromes similar to those being presented in Kentucky, according to an update Thursday by Dr. Grant Frazer, associate professor at Ohio State University. Frazer said there is no way to make a confirmation tha Read More

Cases of Foal Loss Syndrome Reported in Ohio

An equine practitioner in Morgan County, Ohio, suspects that five cases of red bag delivery within the past week--plus 10 pregnant mares that are now empty--could be the same thing that veterinarians in Kentucky are dealing with, according to Read More

Foal Loss Reported in Simpsonville, Near Louisville

Simpsonville, Ky., is experiencing the same problems that are plaguing horse breeders in Lexington, according to William Rhoads, DVM, and Scott Bennett, DVM, of Equine Services Hospital. Both equine practitioners said that some farms Read More

Ohio Diagnostic Lab Requests Owners Submit Aborted Fetuses, Deceased Foals

As Ohio veterinarians try to understand and determine what might be affecting foals in the Ohio River Valley, the number of foals and fetuses available for testing by the diagnostic lab is no greater than normal. Sheila Grimes, DVM, PhD, Pathology Read More

Syndrome Problems Continue in Ohio; Spread to West Virginia

It might not be possible to gauge the extent of the fetal loss syndrome problem in Ohio since pleasure horse owners might not pay for the cost of testing on dead fetuses and foals presented to the diagnostic lab. However, anecdotal reports support Read More

VetMed Ride

Students, staff, and faculty of the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine participated for a second year in a 100-mile bicycle ride to raise money for the Florida Veterinary Medical Association’s scholarship program. Students rode Read More

AYHC on a Mission

American Youth Horse Council’s mission is “to have the greatest impact on youth by providing quality tools to those who influence youth in the horse industry,” said Liza Holland, AYHC executive director, during the council’s recent annual meeting. Read More

Corey Joins Editorial Advisory Board for The Horse

The Horse is proud to introduce its newest editorial advisory board member. Douglas Corey, DVM, joined the extensive board that helps ensure that the contents of this magazine are accurate and beneficial to our readers. Corey is an equine Read More

Cisplatin for Sarcoids, Carcinomas

Laurie R. Goodrich, DVM, MS, of Cornell University, described the benefits of injecting Cisplatin mixed in an oily emulsion to treat sarcoids and squamous cell carcinomas. She presented her findings at the recent American Association of Equine Read More