Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

Articles by Stephanie L. Church

Grandin on Keeping Horses Calm During Handling

Dr. Temple Grandin gave the keynote at the 2013 American College of Theriogenology Symposia and Conference. Read More

Horse Pain and its Impact on Reproduction

Learn how equine pain might influence reproduction ability, along with how to detect subtle signs of pain. Read More

Accessory Sex Glands in Geldings: Establishing the Norm

Geldings can still develop problems in the reproductive tract, particularly in the accessory sex glands. Read More

The Horse, TheHorse.com Win Media Awards

The Horse and TheHorse.com collected seven awards from American Horse Publications. Read More

Road to the Horse Q&A with the Remuda Veterinarian

Glenn Blodgett, DVM, of the 6666 Ranch described caring for horses selected as Road to the Horse participants. Read More

Florida EHV-1: Another Farm Quarantine Lifted

Quarantine was lifted on a Wellington farm housing a horse that had shared HITS stabling with an EHV-1 case. Read More

Colic Researchers: Tight Junctions Crucial in Gut Function

A research team is examining how infectious disease and inflammation impact cells in the horse's gut. Read More

Microbiomes: It's All About Balance

Veterinarians are starting to understand the complexity and diversity of equine microbiome. Read More

Equine Infection Control Management

Veterinarians are uniquely equipped to tailor infectious disease prevention programs, one researcher says. Read More

Regulatory Veterinarian Checks in Horse Racing

At the center of vet checks is a close examination for signs of general illness, injury, or lameness. Read More

Kissing Spines: Common, But Not Career-Ending (AAEP 2011)

Kissing spines are more likely to cause clinical problems in certain breeds, disciplines, and age groups. Read More

Starving Horse Series: Freeway Shows Signs of Improvement

Freeway, the starving horse that Sue Thompson of Clayton, Calif., rescued in late 2007 and has rehabilitated over the past year, could be a step closer to recovery. The Quarter Read More

Saving a Starving Horse: Part 2

The second part in aseries on saving Freeway, a horse rescued from starvation and neglect by a passer-by. Read More

Saving a Starving Horse: Part 1

She could've just kept driving. But instead of dismissing the idea of intervention as someone else's sad Read More

UK Group Organizes Skydives for Strangles Research

The British Horse Society (BHS) has announced that it's recruiting volunteers from across the U.K. for fundraising skydives aimed to support researchers examining strangles.

A release from the U.K. organization noted that participants Read More

Washington State University Establishes Equine Internal Medicine Scholarship

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University is establishing the Warwick Bayly Scholarship in Equine Internal Medicine for veterinary students wishing to pursue a career in this area of study.

Warwick Bayly, BVSc, MS Read More

The Eco-Friendly Farm

Go green with your farm to make your horses healthier and the environment cleaner. Read More

Targeting Foal Disease (Free Online Horse Course video)

Vets discuss the varied causes of foal mortality, current recommendations for preventing disease, and breaking research information on foal vaccination and immunity. Read More

First Offspring of an Equine Clone Born in Italy

Prometea, the blazed Haflinger who gained notoriety in 2003 as the world's first horse clone, has given birth to a colt. Today the Laboratorio di Tecnologie della Riproduzione (LTR) in Cremona, Italy, announced the March 17 arrival of Pegaso, who Read More

Hitting the Road for Education

Take more than 1,000 veterinarians and veterinary students from around the globe, some armed with presentations representing thousands of hours worth of equine research, and add to it some tartan, bagpipes, and Scottish fare. Drop it all into a Read More

Consider EHV-4 in Neurologic Herpes Cases

Sometimes everything appears to add up in an outbreak of what resembles equine herpesvirus-associated myeloencephalopathy, the dreaded neurologic condition generally caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection that causes ataxia or Read More

Joint Authorities--Orthopedic State of the Art (BEVA 2007)

Two veterinarians compiled the latest on equine orthopedic topics and presented it to their colleagues at the 46th British Equine Veterinary Association Congress, held in Edinburgh, Scotland Read More

The Genetics Revolution

Mapping the horse genome used to be a pie-in-the-sky type of wish for veterinary geneticists: Understanding the genetic makeup of the horse could help them unlock a plethora of equine health mysteries and improve horse care. It was a tough Read More

BEVA 2007: Students Win Clinical Research Awards at BEVA

Each year at the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress (BEVA), the organization awards prizes to top student presentations in the clinical research portion of the program. The 2007 award winners’ talks were both rooted in orthopedics, Read More

Face Flies Linked to Sarcoid Spread?

A U.K. veterinarian has possibly linked common face flies to the spread of sarcoids, one of the most commonly encountered equine neoplasias (tumors), and it is conceivable that the risk of spreading sarcoids could be minimized through horse Read More