Nancy S. Loving, DVM

Nancy S. Loving, DVM, owns Loving Equine Clinic in Boulder, Colorado, and has a special interest in managing the care of sport horses. Her recent book, All Horse Systems Go, is a comprehensive veterinary care and conditioning resource in full color that covers all facets of horse care (available at Shop.TheHorse.com or by calling 800/582-5604). She has also authored the books Go the Distance as a resource for endurance horse owners, Conformation and Performance, and First Aid for Horse and Rider in addition to many veterinary articles for both horse owner and professional audiences.

Articles by Nancy Loving

Equine Metabolic Syndrome: What We Know, Where We're Headed

Vets have made great strides in EMS diagnosis and management, but there's still much work to be done. Read More

High-Speed Exercise and Bone Response

Researchers are striving to better understand the balance between tolerable and excessive bone damage. Read More

Melanoma Implications in Prepurchase Exams

When in their early stages, melanomas are small and can seem insignificant, but many are extremely invasive. Read More

Managing Racehorse Joints with Strict Medication Regulations

In the face of new racing medication rules, vets are revisiting treatment approaches for injured horses. Read More

Veterinarians Making Progress on National Equine Health Plan

The NEHP is designed to aid in equine disease surveillance and to make biosecurity recommendations. Read More

Managing Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Racehorses

One veterinarian reviews what EIPH does to the horse and how veterinarians currently treat it. Read More

Mucous Membranes

The mucous membranes can provide useful clues about the health of the internal workings of a horse. Read More

Sorting Through Supplements

Tips to help owners make well-informed decisions when purchasing equine supplements. Read More

Complementary Medicine: On the Rise

It's no longer uncommon for owners to seek out additional avenues of horse care. Read More

Preparing Joint Injection Sites in Horses (AAEP 2012)

When administering equine joint injections, veterinarians must take steps to minimize the risk of infections. Read More

Biomechanics and Hoof Problems, Treatment (AAEP 2012)

One vet encouraged practitioners and farriers to take a biomechanical approach to treating some foot problems. Read More

Oral vs. IV Bute Administration and Drug Testing (AAEP 2012)

Researchers evaluated if half-doses of Bute resulted in different plasma concentrations than full doses. Read More

New Test Could Detect Equine Lyme Disease Sooner (AAEP 2012)

The new Lyme disease test can reportedly detect antibodies as early as two to four weeks following infection. Read More

Top Equine Reproduction Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

Dr. Pat McCue gives a rundown on a number of 2012's practical equine reproductive studies. Read More

Building a Veterinarian-Farrier Relationship (AAEP 2012)

Veterinarians and farriers must work as a team to manage a horse's athletic soundness and performance. Read More

Podiatry Table Topic: A Focus on Laminitis (AAEP 2012)

Laminitis is a devastating disease that does not discriminate based on a horse's age, breed, or discipline. Read More

Selecting the Best Joint Therapy Approach (AAEP 2012)

One veterinarian reviews different non-steroidal joint medications commonly used in equine joint therapy. Read More

Hind-Limb Flexion Test Times Compared (AAEP 2012)

In this particular study, the 5- and 60-second flexions did not yield the same results. Read More

Optimizing Piroplasmosis Treatment Protocols (AAEP 2012)

Researchers examined ways to minimize gastrointestinal complications when treating EP with imidocarb. Read More

Using Intra-Articular Corticosteroids (AAEP 2012)

With appropriate care and use, vets can mitigate some risks associated with intra-articular corticosteroids. Read More

Top Medicine Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

Dr. Stephen Reed recaps studies on endocrinology, neurologic and muscle disorders, foal health, and more. Read More

BLM Board Member Describes Wild Horse, Burro Management (AAEP 2012)

One veterinarian provides insight on BLM wild horse and burro project and the challenges it faces. Read More

Two Supplements' Effects on Nonglandular Ulcers (AAEP 2012)

Some nutritionists have speculated that certain dietary supplements might assist with equine ulcer management. Read More

Selecting, Administering Joint Injection Drugs to Prevent Sepsis (AAEP 2012)

Veterinarians must take several steps to minimize the horse's chances of developing a joint infection. Read More

Recognizing a Club Foot: Foals to Adults (AAEP 2012)

Horse owners and veterinarians can identify a club foot based on classic signs and grades of severity. Read More