Nancy Zacks, MS

Nancy Zacks holds an M.S. in Science Journalism from the Boston University College of Communication. She grew up in suburban Philadelphia where she learned to ride over fields and fences in nearby Malvern, Pa. When not writing, she enjoys riding at an eventing barn, drawing and painting horses, volunteering at a therapeutic riding program, and walking with Lilly, her black Labrador Retriever.

Articles by: Nancy Zacks, MS

The High-Tech Vet

Today, equine veterinarians can diagnose and treat disease with more speed and certainty than ever thanks

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Do Horses Recognize Their People?

Does a horse respond differently to “his person” as opposed to a stranger? The results of a recent French study indicate that horses use auditory and visual information to recognize specific people, and that they expect certain behaviors from those

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Vaccinating Pregnant Mares for Equine Viral Arteritis

In the event of an equine viral arteritis (EVA) outbreak, is it safe to vaccinate your pregnant mare so she develops the immunity she needs to prevent infection and resulting abortion? The results of a recent collaborative study completed by

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Horse Reproduction Trends And Tools

Whether reproduction occurs through natural breeding or artificial insemination, techniques and tools exist to help mare and stallion owners achieve their final goal: a complication-free conception, a problem-free pregnancy, and a healthy foal. When fertility problems occur, a veterinarian with a specialty in equine reproduction can help provide the tools to ensure breeding success.

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Feeding the Immune System: Nutrient Support for Horses

The immune system is one of the most complex systems in the horse, consisting of an elaborate set of cells and cell mediators that respond to external factors such as stress, exercise, stage of life, and challenges from pathogens. Both humans and horses must consume nutrients to support all body systems, including the immune system. But how do we know which nutrients support the immune system?

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Fracture Types and Treatments

Of all the emergencies requiring veterinary intervention, a fracture requires some of the most intensive medical attention–from first aid, to repair, and, finally, to rehabilitation and recovery. Fortunately, even a serious fracture is not the death sentence it once was for horses.

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