Stephanie Ruff, MS

Stephanie Ruff received a MS in animal science from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She has worked in various aspects of the horse industry, including Thoroughbred and Arabian racing, for nearly 20 years. More information about her work can be found at www.theridingwriter.com. She has also published the illustrated children's story Goats With Coats.

Articles by: Stephanie Ruff, MS

What’s Brewing Under Those Feathers?

It is quite probable that many people have never heard of chronic progressive lymphedema. However, if you have spent time with draft horses, chances are much more likely that you are familiar with the condition.

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Feeding Hope or Hype?

You notice that your competition horse is starting to shorten his stride occasionally. He is stiff and takes longer to warm up. Perhaps he’s showing other signs of physical discomfort. Your veterinarian examines him, and the result is what you

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Good/Bad Effects of Antioxidants

In a society that is trying to slow the aging process, free radicals and antioxidants are terms that are regularly tossed around. One might not realize their importance in horses, but researchers continue to pursue the details of how and why the

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