Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

Articles by Kimberly S. Brown

Four Arabian Horses Die in Washington Fire

One of the largest Arabian breeders in the Pasco, Wash., area lost four horses in a barn fire, Read More

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Horse Dentistry Bill in Oklahoma Gains House Approval

There is controversy across the United States about the practice of equine dentistry by lay persons versus licensed veterinarians. Read More

Horse Slaughter Bill Would Lift Illinois Ban

Illinois Rep. Jim Sacia is a horse owner, and while he stated in an article that he would not personally use slaughter plants as an end-of-life choice for his animals, he believes that decision should be left up to individual horse owners. Read More

Texas Man Accused of Abusing Four Horses

A man in southeast Houston, Texas, is accused of abusing four horses, one of which died before it could be euthanized by the Houston Humane Society, according to Read More

Pennsylvania Police Horse Recovering; Donations Needed

Duke is the most popular and longest-serving police horse on the Lancaster City, Pennsylvania, police force. While he is expected to make a full recovery from colic surgery performed at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, th Read More

Equine Rescue Places 123 Thoroughbreds in 2009

 Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue (TPR), a 501(c)(3) located in Upper Marlboro, Md., specializes in retraining and placing horses directly off of the racetrack to pleasure and show homes. In the past year, even with the downturn in the ec Read More

Cornell Equine Drug Testing Program Might Close

Because of New York state budget problems, the drug testing laboratory at Cornell University might close and move to another institution, according to an article on Read More

Mounted Police Unit Disbanded in San Diego

The San Diego mounted police unit is being disbanded and the horses sold due to budget deficits. Read More

Pennsylvania Police Horse Recovering from Colic Surgery

Duke, a gray Percheron/Thoroughbred cross police horse in the Lancaster, Pa., mounted unit, was rushed to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center on Dec. 16 for emergency colic surgery. Read More

Lameness, Neurology Highlight AAEP Resort Symposium

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will host its 12th annual Resort Symposium Jan. 24-26, 2010, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The focus of this year's Resort Symposium is equine performance evaluation, lameness, and neurological dis Read More

International Spread of Disease Reviewed for World Equine Vets

Increased worldwide movement of equids means increased potential for spread of horse diseases. The impact of a disease outbreak on the health of the animals in a country, as well as the health of the country's economy, was evidenced with Read More

Emerging Neurologic Syndromes Discussed at World Equine Vet Meeting

"The more we look for neurologic signs, the more we discover new syndromes," said I.G. Joe Mayhew, BVSc, FRCVS, PhD, Dipl ACVIM, ECVN, head of Equine Massey and professor of Equine Studies at Massey University in New Zealand, at the Read More

Horse Deaths Cause Australian Jump Race Ban in 2011

The State of Victoria in Australia will prohibit jump racing after the 2010 season, stated an article on

The Read More

Horse Shot in Pennsylvania; Reward Offered

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information about who shot and killed a 6-year-old Palomino gelding named Firecracker near Fawn Grove, Penn., just across the Maryland state line, according to an article on Read More

Hendra Virus Appeal: More Research Needed


The family of 55-year-old Dr. Alister Rodgers, the equine veterinarian in Australia who was the most recent person to lose his life to Hendra virus, is urging the horse industry and the Australian government to do more to Read More

Patrick Swayze Arabian Horse Youth Scholarship Created

The Arabian Horse Foundation today announced establishment of a scholarship in honor of the late actor Patrick Swayze and his wife, who raised and showed Arabian horses.

Foundation president Larry Kinneer said the Read More

Equine Osteoarthritis Update and New Targeted Therapies

There are different causes of osteoarthritis, but generally they come down to either abnormal forces on normal cartilage or normal forces on damaged cartilage.

One of the world's leading clinicians and Read More

New West Nile Virus Vaccines for Horses Approved

New equine West Nile virus vaccines have been approved by the USDA. The vaccine line, called Vetera, is manufactured by Boehringer-Ingelheim, a privately held pharmaceutical company.

The Vetera line of West Nile virus vaccines Read More

Botulism Reviewed for World Equine Vets

An overview of botulism was given at the 2009 WEVA Congress by Nathan M. Slovis DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, CHT (certified in hyperbaric oxygen therapy), director of the McGee Critical Care and Medical Center at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Read More

Old Horse Starved, Then Hung to Death

Two British Columbia men were charged with animal cruelty in allowing a 27-year-old Appaloosa gelding to starve, then they tied "its neck to the bucket of an excavator, then raising it so the horse was off the ground. It died from Read More

World Equine Vet Congress Heading to India in 2011

The 2011 World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) Congress has been awarded to India. This decision follows three WEVA intermediate meetings held at various venues in India since 2003. At the 2011 Congress, WEVA will feature its first day o Read More

Tulsa Police Horses Saved; Going to Help Nonprofit Equestrian Programs

In trying to meet the city's budget crisis, Tulsa, Okla., Mayor Kathy Taylor cut the budget for the city's mounted police and ordered it disbanded. The outcry over concern for the fate of the horses resulted in a rescue effort that Read More

Pfizer Picks Up Fort Dodge Equine Products through Merger

Clint Lewis, president of U.S. Operations for Pfizer and responsible for the entire U.S. division of Pfizer Animal Health, told Oct. 21 that the merger of Pfizer with Wyeth (including Fort Dodge Animal Health) resulted in a company Read More

Equine Semen Extenders: Effect on Bacterial Growth and Sperm Viability

Preliminary results of a collaborative effort between researchers at Oklahoma State University and Texas A&M University were recently presented at the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians in San Diego, Calif. These Read More