Jennifer Whittle, Web Producer

Jennifer Whittle, Web Producer, is a lifelong horse owner who competes with her Appaloosas in Western performance events. She is a University of Kentucky graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development, and master's degree in Career, Technical, and Leadership Education. She currently lives on a small farm in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

Articles by Jennifer Whittle

Poll Recap: A Time of Thanks

Recent poll results indicate readers are most thankful for family and friends in their horse-life. Read More

Poll Recap: Body Clipping Conundrum

Of the 1,410 voters in last week's poll, 988 (70%) said they do not body clip their horse during winter. Read More

Poll Recap: Winter Hay Stores

Of the 748 voters, 257 (34%) said they order and store more than 6 tons of hay for the winter. Read More

Poll Recap: Whisker Decisions

Of the 1,212 voters, 848 (70%) indicated they do not clip their horses' whiskers. Read More

Poll Recap: Draft Horse Fans

Of the 737 voters, the majority (58%) indicated that they own or have owned a draft horse or draft-cross. Read More

Poll Recap: Hay Feeder Options

Of the 1,473 voters, 684 (46%) said that they feed their horses hay on the ground or do not use a hay feeder. Read More

Poll Recap: Wash and Wear

Of the 1063 voters, 385 (36%) said that they washed their horse blankets at home. Read More

Poll Recap: Confounding Conformation

Of 766 voters, 29% said they worry most about buck or calf knees. Read More

Poll Recap: Blanketing Headaches

Of 810 voters, 29% said their biggest blanketing headache involved preventing horse-made tears and holes. Read More

Poll Recap: Experience with Equine Proliferative Enteropathy

Of 400 participants, 79% said they'd never heard of the bacterium and only 5% had known a horse with it. Read More

Common Variable Immunodeficiency in Horses, ACVIM 2009

Common variable immunodeficiency is a rare, but serious disease in adult horses that often leads to hospitalization, said Maria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe Flaminio, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, who presented research on the topic at the American Read More

Maryland Horse Positive for Rabies, Farm Quarantined

A horse residing in Harford County, Md., was euthanized and tested positive for rabies, resulting in a 45-day quarantine of the farm.

Around July 13, owners of the horse began to notice drastic changes in the horse's behavior and gait. Read More

New Equine Pain Scoring System Could Provide Quicker, More Effective Intervention

A new stall-side pain scoring system for horses could help veterinarians better determine the need for analgesics in lame horses, according to Kirsten Wegner, DVM, Dipl. ACVA (veterinary anesthesiology), an assistant professor of anesthesia at Read More

Aortic Valve Prolapse Prevalence in Horses Determined by Type, Duration of Training, ACVIM 2009

Certain levels and durations of training may predispose horses to aortic valve prolapse (AVP), said Gayle Hallowell, MA, VetMB, CertVA, Dipl. ACVIM-LAIM (large animal internal medicine), MRCVS, who presented research findings at the American Read More Adoption Service Helps 175 Horses Find New Homes

Only nine months after launching's Thoroughbred Adoption Service, 175 horses have found new homes.

The list of available Thoroughbreds is composed of horses of all ages and backgrounds, from young colts that have just begun Read More

Aged Horse Health Screenings Recommended, ACVIM 2009

Lameness, weight loss, colic, and equine Cushing's syndrome are the four top reasons for euthanizing an older horse, said Catherine McGowan, BVSc, PhD, RCVS, European specialist in equine internal medicine, who presented research by Thomas Read More

Wild Horse Interaction Discouraged by Ordinance Amendment

Intentionally approaching a wild horse in Currituck County, N.C., could get visitors in some serious trouble. On July 6, the Currituck County Board of Commissioners made it illegal to intentionally come anywhere within 50 feet of a wild Read More

Thoroughbred Identification Service Enhanced by Jockey Club

Owners and equine rescue groups with unidentified Thoroughbreds that sport lip tattoos now have access to free identification services provided by the Jockey Club.

Unveiled in April, the free tattoo lookup service allows horse owners and Read More

Equine Shelter to Receive Vet Assistance through 'Voluntourism' Project

Veterinarians will have the opportunity to volunteer their time at a Seattle-area equine rescue when they gather for the 2009 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) conference.

Hope for Horses is the first equine shelter to become a Read More