Casie Bazay, NBCAAM

Casie Bazay holds a bachelor of science degree in education from Oklahoma State University. She taught middle school for ten years, but now is a nationally certified equine acupressure practitioner and freelance writer. She has owned Quarter Horses nearly her entire life and has participated in a variety of horse events including Western and English pleasure, trail riding, and speed events. She was a competitive barrel racer for many years and hopes to pursue the sport again soon.

Articles by Casie Bazay

Firocoxib's Effect on Equine Osteoarthritis-Related Pain

Firocoxib improved lameness scores, comfort, and mobility in most horses with osteoarthritis, a study showed. Read More

Possibility of Gluten Sensitivity in Horses Examined

Researchers found that some horses with inflammatory small bowel disease could have a gluten intolerance. Read More

Effects of Food Deprivation on Horses' Cardiac Function

Research finds withholding a horse's feed reduced heart rate and increased atrioventricular block frequency. Read More

Restricted Equine Diets and Wood Shaving Consumption

If caloric intake is reduced, horses might seek alternative food sources to fulfill natural feeding behavior. Read More

Demographics of Equine Donation and Adoption Examined

The USDA recently funded a study to determine who is relinquishing horses to rescues and who is adopting them. Read More

Successful Wild Horse Adoptions Characterized

Of surveyed adopters, 83% strongly agreed their expectations had been met in adopting a BLM mustang. Read More

Going Green: Are Equine Diets Environmentally Friendly?

Researchers recently determined which forage-based diet is healthiest for both the horse and the environment. Read More

Persimmon Ingestion and Colic: A Retrospective Study

Persimmon fibers and seeds can create an obstruction in the GI tract, resulting in serious impaction colic. Read More

Economics of Round Bale Feeders Examined

Several round-bale feeders are available, but how well do they prevent hay waste? And are they cost-effective? Read More

Ultrasonography for Evaluating Colic Cases?

Ultrasonography successfully identified both small and large intestinal diseases and predicted surgery need. Read More

Efficacy of High-Intensity Training for Racehorses

One common training method might not be as effective at conditioning racehorses as once thought. Read More

Researchers Evaluate Endocrinopathic Laminitis Prevalence

Endocrinopathic laminitis might be more common in horses affected by endocrine disease than once believed. Read More

Soaking Hay: How Much Sugar is Actually Removed?

According to one team of researchers, WSC reduction varies depending on how long the hay is submerged. Read More

Rider and Handler Effect on Horse Behavior

Riders and handlers might have a considerable affect on a horse's behavior, especially in fearful situations. Read More

Rattlesnake Bites in Horses: A Retrospective Review

Researchers noted a 9% mortality rate in horses bitten by rattlesnakes. Read More

Cortisol Test Might Detect Horses at Higher Risk for Colic

The cortisol circadian rhythm ratio can identify horses under chronic stress and at risk for colic. Read More

Are Stabled Horses at Increased Risk for Developing Colic?

Researchers found the frequency of intestinal contractions was lower in stabled horses than pastured horses. Read More

Palmar Angles' Effect on Laminitic Horse Hooves

Increasing the palmar angle could increase the amount of pressure on dorsal laminae rather than decreasing it. Read More

Estimating Horse Weight Accurately

Researchers examined the other three weigh estimation methods and found one stood out as more accurate. Read More

Electrochemotherapy Successful in Treating Equine Sarcoids

Electrochemotherapy yielded a high nonrecurrence rate of 99.5% for individual sarcoids in the current study. Read More

Racehorses, Swimming, and Colic

While swimming-induced colic does occur, it doesn't happen as frequently as some might have thought. Read More

Is Your Horse's Bit Harmful to His Mouth?

The results of a recent study suggest that bits could cause bone spurs and dental damage in some horses. Read More

The Impact of Navicular Bone Shape and Fragments in Horses

Navicular bone shape and fragments found near it could help veterinarians better understand navicular disease. Read More

Sesamoid Fractures: Size, Shape, and Racing Prognosis

Could the size and shape of the sesamoid fracture fragment have an impact on a horse's racing prognosis? Read More