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

Could Endophyte-Infected Fescue Cause Lameness in Horses?

Researchers observed noticeable lameness in horses consuming high levels of endophyte-infected seeds and hay. Read More

Could Horses' Neck Postures Indicate Back Pain?

A recently published French study suggests a horse's neck posture might indicate correlating back pain. Read More

Study Evaluates Unintentional Weight Loss in Horses

Researchers pinpointed a definitive cause of weight loss in 60% of evaluated cases. Read More

Study Examines Most 'Physically Effective Fiber' for Horses

Forage-only diets provide horses with more physically effective fiber than hay-and-concentrate diets. Read More

Accuracy of Suspensory Ligament Measurements via Ultrasound

Obtaining accurate ultrasound measurements of the upper suspensory ligament is challenging, research shows. Read More

Environmental Effect on Hoof Wall Hydration Studied

Australian researchers found hoof moisture levels similar in horses from dry and wet areas and after soaking. Read More

Antioxidant Status in Three-Day Eventing Horses Studied

A recent study shows that antioxidant levels appear to be challenged during the competition. Read More

New Surgical Treatment for Kissing Spines Evaluated

A new, minimally invasive kissing spines treatment method boasted a 95% success rate in a recent study. Read More

Chondroitin Sulfate, Glucosamine's Effects on Equine OA

Study shows this treatment for mild osteoarthritis has longer lasting effects than previously thought. Read More

Forage-Only Diet for Performance Horses Evaluated

Recent study results suggest that forage-only diets could hold benefits for performance horses. Read More

Dexamethasone Administration Routes in Horses Compared

Study finds that dexamethasone (DXM) behaves similarly regardless of how it enters the horse's body. Read More

Results of Standing Fracture Repair in Racehorses Examined

Standing fracture repair avoided general anesthesia risks and allowed most study horses to return to racing. Read More

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