Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor

Alexandra Beckstett, Managing Editor of The Horse and a native of Houston, Texas, is a lifelong horse owner who has shown successfully on the national hunter/jumper circuit and dabbled in hunter breeding. After graduating from Duke University, she joined Blood-Horse Publications as Assistant Editor of its book division, Eclipse Press, before joining The Horse.

Articles by Alexandra Beckstett

Fossil Evidence of Laminitis in Ancient Horses

Researchers found that 75.25% of the coffin bone fossils examined exhibited signs consistent with laminitis. Read More

Using Bursography to Diagnose Palmar Foot Pain

Navicular bursography is an effective diagnostic option for palmar foot pain when MRI is not in the cards. Read More

Beet Pulp FAQs

Two nutritionists answer 11 common questions about feeding horses beet pulp. Read More

Thoroughbred Hoof Care: Foal to Racehorse to Sport Horse

To help your Thoroughbred perform to his potential, tailor his hoof care to his specific age, needs, and job. Read More

Coffin Bone Loss, Remodeling Associated with Laminitis

Osteolysis (dissolving of bone) of the coffin bone is an early sign of laminitis development. Read More

Handling Dangerous Hydrops Conditions in Pregnant Mares

A broodmare's belly grows as her fetus matures, but any rapid or unexpected expansion is cause for concern. Read More

Suspensory Injury's Effect on Future Racing Performance

How does a suspensory injury impact a racehorse's performance? It depends on the severity of the injury. Read More

NSAIDs Might Impair Horses' Response to Influenza Vaccines

Researchers found that NSAID administration reduced immune response in previously exposed and naive horses. Read More

A Review of Fatal Fetlock Injuries in California Racehorses

One of the most common sites of catastrophic injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses is the fetlock. Read More

Can Imaging Mesenteric Lymph Nodes Save Horses' Lives?

Vets can image the cecal mesentery to garner information that could lead to a lymphadenopathy diagnosis. Read More

Researchers Identify EOTRH Risk Factors

EOTRH is a painful, recently identified condition that primarily affects horses' incisors and canine teeth. Read More

Rehabilitating Horses with Obesity-Associated Laminitis

Tailored hoof care and husbandry practices could help affected horses return to health. Read More

Rehabilitating Horses with EMS-Associated Laminitis

One farrier developed a program for rehabilitating horses recovering from EMS-associated laminitis. Read More

Causes and Treatment Options for Hemospermia

Hemospermia--blood in the semen--is detrimental to fertility, stallion welfare, and industry economics. Read More

Cerclage to Manage Cervical Incompetence in Pregnant Mares

Researchers took a page from human medicine to treat cervical incompetence in mares. Read More

Stem Cell Administration Techniques in Horses' Feet Compared

Intra-arterial injection is the "preferred" technique for administrating MSCs to the horse's foot. Read More

Stem Cells to Treat Chronic Laminitis: The Sooner the Better

Researchers are studying whether stem cell therapy could help stabilize chronic laminitis cases. Read More

Managing Foot Casts on Horses with Chronic Laminitis

Complicated laminitis cases carry a poor prognosis, but some have responded to treatment with foot casts. Read More

Veterinarian-Farrier Team Key to Managing Laminitic Horses

Both individuals' expertise is needed to rehab and maintain these horses' feet for the best possible outcome. Read More

Nutritional Management of Insulin Resistance in Horses

Learn how you can use nutritional planning to manage insulin resistance in horses. Read More

Manual Lymph Drainage to aid in Laminitis Treatment?

One researcher believes manual lymph drainage might help speed recovery in affected horses. Read More

Pain Management for Horses with Laminitis: Where Are We Now?

There's still no one-size-fits-all formula to managing laminitic horses' pain. Read More

Using Cryotherapy to Prevent Colitis-Associated Laminitis

Horses with colitis were 10 times less likely to develop laminitis when treated with cryotherapy. Read More

Study: Underrun Heels Impair Horses' Hoof Loading Ability

Researchers confirmed that horses with collapsed heels have impaired hoof deformation and shock absorption. Read More

Endocrine Disease and Laminitis in Broodmares

Endocrine changes associated with pregnancy might increase a broodmare's risk of developing laminitis. Read More