Judith Lee is a freelance health care writer who has written for a number of medical and health care journals and health care companies. As a long-time equestrian and horse owner, she has a particular interest in equine health care. She also operates an equestrian education program, Riding for Fun, geared toward adult beginners and returning riders.
Articles by Judith Lee
January 06, 2008
A downturn in the housing industry is being blamed for a shortage of equine shavings that has resulted in sharp price increases and changes in the methods some owners use to manage their horses.
"The cost of shavings has increased by 70% in Read More
December 13, 2007
November 10, 2007
Next week, veterinary ophthalmologists at The New Jersey Equine Clinic in Clarksburg, N.J., will perform an endoscopic laser procedure on a horse with glaucoma--one of the first equine uses for a new piece of equipment in the ophthalmologists' Read More
October 29, 2007
A 22-year-old Texas man will serve nine months in jail for torturing and killing a yearling filly named Cowboy Chic in her pasture last October.
A jury convicted Kenneth Ryan Peterson of animal cruelty and felony criminal mischief in 11 Read More
September 10, 2007
A new way to correct a respiratory condition commonly called "roaring" has returned a Thoroughbred mare to the track, earning her owners more than $300,000 since her recovery in 2006.
Raging Rapids, a strapping 5-year-old mare, won a race Read More
September 02, 2007
Taking your horse to the equine hospital can be confusing and emotionally taxing. As the owner, you will be asked to assist the treatment team, and also to make decisions for your horse.
Here are tips to prepare you from Read More
July 25, 2007
Colorado veterinarians are now required to report suspected animal abuse or neglect, thanks to a state law that went into effect July 1. Supported by organized veterinary medicine, proponents say the statute is meant to encourage veterinarians t Read More
March 08, 2007
Arkansas animal activists are hoping companion animals and horses will soon be protected by harsher penalties for any person who tortures or cruelly kills them, or fails to provide sufficient care.
Bills have been introduced in both houses Read More
February 16, 2007
A series of attacks on horses in Texas has motivated equine welfare activists to seek a change in the legal status of Texas horses in order to subject abusers to stiffer animal cruelty penalties.
On Feb. 12, the Greater Houston Horse Counci Read More
November 09, 2006
This fall, equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) spread among patients in the veterinary hospital at Colorado State University (CSU), despite the fact the school runs one of the nation's top veterinary biosecurity programs. The finding forced 20 Read More
October 31, 2006
Equine veterinarians should prescribe antibiotics conservatively, and horse owners should support this approach, said researchers who studied resistance to antibiotics in 216 horses. Their study showed that a common strain of Escherichia Read More
September 22, 2006
Horse owners who need medications compounded specifically for their horses will be able to obtain them through a licensed veterinarian, at least for the foreseeable future. A federal court ruling that has surprised some experts leaves the door Read More
September 01, 2006
Recent research indicates that when selecting a dewormer, a horse owner should consider the season, the horse's access to grass, and the animal's body condition. German scientists have shown that the bowel walls of small strongyle-infected ponies Read More
August 15, 2006
Recent research indicates that when selecting a dewormer, horse owners should consider the season, their horse’s access to grass, and his body condition. German scientists have shown that the bowel walls of small strongyle-infected ponies become Read More