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

Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

Using sensible strategies we can promote healthy equine joints capable of withstanding athletic demands. 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

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

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