Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief for The Horse, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, VA. Her background is in eventing, and she enjoys photography, cooking, cycling, swimming, riding her friends’ and family’s horses, and traveling in her free time.

Articles by Stephanie L. Church

The Latest West Nile Virus Update

Twenty-one of the cases of West Nile virus (WNV) in horses were handled and treated by the Mattituck-Laurel Veterinary Hospital, in Laurel, N.Y. Of those 21, eight have died or were euthanized. An additional horse, a Thoroughbred, might be Read More

West Nile Virus Confirmed (no longer "-like")

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the unique disease outbreak in NY horses is no longer the "West Nile-like" virus. It now has been confirmed as the actual West Nile virus.

Centers for Disease Control have not ye Read More

Hong Kong Temporarily Suspends Import Of Horses From North America

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According to an Excite Sports report (, the Hong Kong Jockey Club said on Wednesday, Oct. 20, it was temporarily suspending the import of Read More

West Nile Virus 1999 Update

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday confirmed that in Suffolk County, NY, at least one dead horse tested positive for the West Nile-like virus. Another 10 horses that displayed symptoms Read More

USDA Takes Action On West Nile Virus

According to a USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service press release from Oct. 13, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking several steps to ensure that the West Nile virus (WNV) does not have a detrimental effect Read More

Vesicular Stomatitis: No Outbreaks In 1999?

According to veterinarians, there are two possible reasons why there have been no reported cases of equine vesicular stomatitis (VS) this year. The first possible reason is that there is actually no disease occuring, the second, is that there Read More

First Intranasal Equine Influenza Vaccine Introduced

After over five years of research and development, Heska Corporation is set to launch Flu Avert I.N. vaccine, the first modified-live virus, intranasal equine influenza vaccine. The proprietary vaccine and intranasal applicator will provide Read More

Sexed Semen and Artificial Insemination

New equine artificial insemination techniques could one day allow breeders to utilize sex-selected semen. Read More

CNS Expands Nasal Strip Technology to Include Horses

CNS, Inc., is developing a nasal strip that eases the breathing of horses during racing and other high-performance events, the company announced today. The strip performed as expected in an initial clinical trial at Kansas State University, and Read More