Expert Opinions

Letter to 2013 NYC Mayoral Candidates by Holly Cheever, DVM, nationally recognized equine veterinarian 8/1/13

AIRWAY COOLING AND MUCOSAL INJURY DURING COLD WEATHER EXERCISE - Davis MS, Lockard AJ, Marlin DK, Freed AN - Equine Vet Journal 2002 Sep; (34):413-6.

CAUSES OF FATIGUE - David R. Hodgson, Pullman, Washington - Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, ed. N. R. Robinson Vol. II

Equine Anatomy and Physiology (Printable PDF) - This excellent 12-part series paints a picture of how today's horse is constructed.  From

HEAT STRESS: TOO HOT TO TROT? - excellent  article by Dr. Jenifer Nadeau, Equine Extension Specialist – University of Connecticut



Horse-drawn Carriages - Letter to Mayor Bloomberg - Tim Trow, president of Toronto Humane Society - January 26, 2006

Jeffie Roszel, VMD – study of respiratory damage of 20 New York City carriage horses

Letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYC Council - Holly Cheever, D.V.M. - January 16, 2006

Managing Heat Stress in Horses - Kevin H. Kline, PhD, Professor of Animal Sciences 05/08/2005

Thermoregulation and Fluid Balance in the Exercising Horse (excerpts) - Equine Exercise Physiology - September 22, 1982

THERMOREGULATORY PROBLEMS - Gary P. Carlson, Davis, California - Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, ed. N. R. Robinson Vol. II

TREATMENT OF CARRIAGE HORSES IS A BLIGHT ON NEW YORK’S IMAGE - Letters to editor – NY Times April 19, 1989 --- Holly Cheever, DVM, Voorheesville, NY

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