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 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

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

Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship Overview

One vet says an active veterinarian-client-patient relationship is needed to provide the best care for horses. Read More

Hoof Radiographs' Role In Practical Farriery (AAEP 2012)

One vet says radiographs can help in assessing a horse's feet and developing a plan to maximize soundness. Read More

Laminitis Research Group Still Recruiting Cases (AAEP 2012)

Owners of laminitic horses can speak with their veterinarian about registering to be included in the study. Read More

Factors Associated with Surviving Potomac Horse Fever (AAEP 2012)

While PHF has a serious clinical impact on affected horses, some parameters are associated with survival. Read More

Law, Morals, and Ethics in Equine Practice (AAEP 2012)

One vet says the best way to ensure equine welfare is "through a synergism of law, morals, and ethics." Read More

OSHA and the Equine Practitioner (AAEP 2012)

Safety in the workplace is as important in veterinary medicine as anywhere else. Read More

Flunixin Meglumine Doses: More or Less? (AAEP 2012)

A double dose of the drug proved no more effective than a single dose and presented a higher toxicity risk. Read More

Speaker Coaches Veterinarians on Effective Communication (AAEP 2012)

Dieken said If veterinarians can effectively influence their communications they'll have clients for life. Read More

Winterizing Horses

Take a few simple precautions and management approaches to help your horse weather winter safely. Read More

Tumors and Treatments

These lumps and bumps can mean trouble, but researchers are making headway in defining tumor treatment strateg Read More

How Much Does a Horse Cost?

A look at what it really costs to own a horse besides the initial purchase price. Read More

Horse Feed Storage and Preservation

Buy quality hay and grain and store it in cool, dry places to preserve nutrient content and prevent spoilage. Read More

Gallium Nitrate and R. Equi Shedding (AAEP 2011)

Treatment of mares with oral gallium nitrate significantly reduced fecal concentrations of virulent R. equi. Read More

Equine Colic Management and Long-Term Survival

Colic survival rates have improved greatly over the years, but timely treatment and diligent aftercare still a Read More

Effects of Behavior-Modifying Drug Investigated (AAEP 2011)

Fluphenazine, a human antipsychotic drug, has drawbacks that often preclude its use in horses. Read More

Equine Head Flexion and Airway Inflammation (AAEP 2011)

Vets examined upper airway obstruction in horses being ridden and when displaying "normal" head carriage. Read More

New Insulin Resistance Test Method for Horses (AAEP 2011)

The new test correlated well with the conventional insulin-sensitivity test and it was repeatable. Read More

Equine Electrolyte Use and Gastric Emptying (AAEP 2011)

An effective electrolyte supplement replaces ion and water loss during exercise, one researcher said. Read More

Bute and Banamine: Avoid Using Together (AAEP 2011)

Research indicates that combining NSAIDs achieved no better results than using either drug alone. Read More

Nonstructural Carb Tolerance in Healthy Horses (AAEP 2011)

"A moderate intake of NSC (30% of total DE) is perfectly fine for non-obese normal horses," Pagan concluded. Read More

The Role of Epidemiology in Equine Practice (AAEP 2011)

Epidemiology, the study of determinants of disease in populations, is important for managing horse health. Read More

Effects of Tramadol Use in Horses (AAEP 2011)

Previous studies failed to achieve in horses what are considered therapeutic tramadol plasma levels in humans. Read More

Resolving Horse Choke with an Antispasmodic Drug (AAEP 2011)

Buscopan has been accepted as effective treatment for simple choke in other countries for 40 years. Read More

Equine Supplements and Nutritional Requirements (AAEP 2011)

If a horse eats an adequate diet there might be no need for supplementation without a specific deficiency. Read More