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

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

Equine Rhinitis in Respiratory Infection Cases (AAEP 2011)

In one study of horses with acute respiratory disease, researchers found rhinitis in 42% of affected animals. Read More

Sporting Activity After Colic Surgery in Horses (AAEP 2011)

In the current study most horses successfully returned to their prior athletic function after colic surgery. Read More

EHV-1: What We Know and What We Learned (AAEP 2011)

The multistate outbreak in 2011 illustrated the need for infectious disease control in the equine community. Read More

EHV-1 Inactivated Vaccine Efficacy Tested (AAEP 2011)

Past studies showed that vaccines were only sometimes effective in preventing development of viremia. Read More

Seasonal Effects on Texas Cushing's Test Results (AAEP 2011)

Season variations in ACTH levels are found in some geographic areas, while no changes take place in others. Read More

A New Navicular Vantage

Technological advances such as MRI have given veterinarians a closer look at navicular syndrome. Read More

Nutritional Support for Horse Hooves

The complex equine hoof relies on important nutritional building blocks for strength and integrity. Read More

Endotoxemia Explained

Endotoxin release--which happens when the bowel's checks and balances are altered--causes serious issues. Read More

Pigeon Fever in Horses: Manifestations and Complications

Treating a Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis with complications can be a challenging task for Read More

Enteric Bacteria: Can Healthy Horses be Carriers?

Could a healthy horse in one's own backyard be a disease risk for other horses? Read More

Air Quality in Barns Critical for Horse and Human Health

Most equestrians know firsthand the dangers that accompany their passion for horses: bumps and bruises Read More

Wobbler Syndrome in Thoroughbreds: Racing Prognosis Examined

In some cases, Thoroughbreds diagnosed and treated for wobbler syndrome using conservative therapy can recover Read More

Beta-Agonist Drugs: Effect on Respiratory Function in Horses

Horses in intense exercise, such as racing or three-day eventing, need full lung capacity to perform to the to Read More

Summer Horse Housing: Barn or Pasture with Shade?

Where is the best place for a horse during the hottest part of a summer day--in a barn with fans or outside? Read More

Shipping Fever: Prevention is Key

Transportation is a rish factor for the development of broncho or pleuropneumonia (commonly known as shipping Read More