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

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

New Targets for Sarcoid Therapy

Ask a roomful of horse people if they've ever seen a sarcoid, and you'll probably see a bunch of hands rise, and many knowing nods or eyerolls of owners who have dealt with these frustrating, usually benign tumors. Sarcoids are the most common Read More

BEVA 2007: List of Links to Articles

The Horse attended three days of the 46th British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress held in Edinburgh, Scotland, last September. Following are some research highlights presented at the meeting.

Read the February 200 Read More

Australian Flu Cases Contained to Movement-Restricted Areas

Equine influenza has been contained to the equine movement-restricted areas of New South Wales and Queensland. Read More

Boy Dragged Behind Horse in India

The Times of India reported that a 10-year-old boy was hospitalized Sunday (Sept. 2) after being dragge Read More

Building Back: Two Years after Katrina

After Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, many coastal Louisiana horse owners said "enough's enough" and moved farther inland, while others stayed behind to reclaim their farms that were battered and drenched by the storm. Either way, most have Read More

Reporting Adverse Drug Effects

Horses have their own unique physiological makeup that reacts to therapeutic medications differently. Read More

Gas Leak a Possible Cause of 27 Horse Deaths

A natural gas leak might have caused the deaths of 27 ranch horses in southern Idaho near Malta, according to an online report from Twin Falls’ Times-News.

A spokeswoman for Northwest Pipeline said company personnel found 16 Read More

Officials Investigating Horse Deaths Near Dry Lake in Central Nevada

According to an Associated Press article on, federal officials have launched an investigation into the deaths of 55 wild horses and an antelope found close to a watering hole on a Central Read More

Beyond the Surface: Imaging Referral Practices

He's been poked and prodded, trotted in straight lines and flexed, hoof-tested and blocked, and yet there's nothing standing out in these examinations or on his X rays that would explain your horse's intermittent lameness. There are no obvious Read More

Rolex Alleged Abuse Case Hearing Scheduled for June 25

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), the international governing body for equestrian sport, announced Friday (June 1) that U.S. eventing rider Amy Tryon has requested a hearing regarding an incident of alleged abuse that occurred o Read More

Colt Rescued After Getting Stuck in Hay Van

A 2-year-old Welsh Cob colt climbed into a bit of a predicament in southern England yesterday afternoon (March 23), when he became lodged inside of a van full of hay. Freeing the horse, named Triple Five, required 14 firefighters, a Read More

New Tack, Equipment for the New Orleans Mounted Unit

When the levees broke and flooded New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the city's mounted police unit stables in City Park had been evacuated, but a majority of the unit's tack and equipment was left behind.

On Feb. 2, the American Read More

Hormone and Drug Use in the Stallion

Many hormone and drug treatments could have a negative impact on the endocrine system, so it's best to avoid using them altogether in the breeding stallion. However, Sue M. McDonnell, PhD, Certified AAB, of the University of Pennsylvania's School Read More