About Casie Bazay, BS, NBCAAM

Casie Bazay has worked as a freelance writer specializing in horses for the past decade and is a young adult author as well. She is nationally certified in equine acupressure and has a great interest in holistic horse health and barefoot hoof care. Once a competitive barrel racer, Casie now enjoys giving back to the horses who have given her so much. She and her husband operate a hay farm in northeastern Oklahoma, and Casie's lifelong passion for horses serves as inspiration for her writing and keeps her constantly searching for new and better ways to care for her own two mares.

14 Early Warning Signs of Laminitis in Horses [Countdown]

By |2022-01-05T14:23:09-05:00January 5th, 2022|Conditions, Hoof Health|

Hot hooves, a sawhorse stance, severe lameness; these are all signs of laminitis - one of the most dreaded equine conditions for good reason. In severe instances, laminitis can lead to euthanasia of the horse. Laminitis occurs when there is separation in the laminae of the hoof — where the hoof wall is connected to the coffin bone. It can occur in one or multiple hooves at the same time.

How to Get Rid of Cresty Neck in Horses [Feeding & Exercise]

By |2021-12-06T10:36:26-05:00December 6th, 2021|Conditions|

An overabundance of fat along the top of the neckline, otherwise known as cresty neck, is an indicator of metabolic problems in your horse. In fact, researchers believe this type of regional fat deposit (nuchal crest adiposity) is a strong indicator of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS).

Arthritis in Horses: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & Management

By |2021-11-09T18:21:24-05:00November 9th, 2021|Conditions, Horse Health|

Arthritis is defined as inflammation in one or more joints, which leads to pain and stiffness. The condition is degenerative, meaning it cannot be reversed in most cases and tends to worsen over time. However, there are steps that horse owners can take to lessen symptoms and also slow the progression of the disease.

Ligament Injuries in Horses: Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery

By |2021-11-28T14:49:07-05:00November 8th, 2021|Horse Health|

What is the best way to support a horse affected by a ligament injury? Unfortunately, due to the nature of many equine disciplines, a horse’s ligaments are prone to injury. In fact, ligament sprains (along with tendon injuries) are the most frequent cause of early retirement for Thoroughbred racehorses.

Heaves in Horses: Symptoms, Treatment & How to Manage

By |2021-09-02T11:40:06-05:00August 22nd, 2021|Conditions, Horse Health|

Equine Heaves is a condition that is characterized by inflamed airways in the lungs. This can lead to a number of associated symptoms such as chronic coughing, excess mucous, poor performance and weight loss. This condition also goes by several other names, including Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO), Equine Asthma, Equine Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD).