Liz Brown

Articles by Liz Brown

Building a Horse Breeding Shed

Before you open a horse breeding operation, carefully consider the facilities and equipment required. Read More

Retraining Racehorses

Racing is a physically demanding sport, and even with the best intentions many racehorses end up with an injury that forces them into retirement from the track. Many horses, with proper treatment and time, can be rehabilitated Read More

Clydesdale Mare Successfully Foals Twins

First-time horse breeders Wilem and Tineka Vos, of Paris, Ontario, Canada, had to do a double-take when their Clydesdale mare gave birth just over two weeks ago.

At about 5:30 a.m. on April 29, Wilem went out to the barn to see a fil Read More

Farm Equipment

Tractors, lawn mowers, trucks, and trailers are among the biggest purchases you'll make for your farm. It's not surprising that for the uninitiated, buying farm equipment can be an intimidating and confusing process. Read More

Amigo Returns Home After Tree Branch Impalement

A horse that was given only a 2% chance of survival four months ago, following a freak accident, was discharged from the University of Tennessee Equine Hospital April 18.

About 100 well-wishers were present to celebrate Amigo's recovery. The 10 Read More

Riding Discipline Choice Related to Income, Survey Shows

Income plays a significant role in how owners use their horses, according to a recent survey.

The findings are part of the American Horse Publications nationwide online survey, conducted from Oct. 15, 2009, to Jan. 31, 2010, which re Read More

Few Horse Owners Involve Vet in Parasite Control

Vaccination and deworming are an integral part of horse health care routines, according to respondents of a recent survey, but only a fraction of owners consult their veterinarians when it comes to parasite control.

The findings are Read More

Unwanted Horses an Urgent Issue, Survey Says

What to do with unwanted horses is the most urgent issue facing the equine industry, according to responses from a recent survey.

The findings are part of the American Horse Publications nationwide online survey, conducted from Oct. Read More

Age a Predictor in Horse Ownership

A horse owner's age is a major predictor in how involved they will be in the horse industry, according to a new survey.

The findings are part of the American Horse Publications online nationwide survey, conducted from Oct. 15, 20 Read More

Horse Health Resources Vary by Age, Survey Shows

The way horse owners obtain equine health information has a lot do with their age, according to a recent survey.

The findings are part of the American Horse Publications online nationwide survey, conducted from Oct. 15, 2009, to Jan. Read More

Feed and Fuel Costs Rising, Horse Owners Report

The costs of keeping horses have risen for the majority of owners in the last three years, with those in the southeast and south central United States being the hardest hit by escalating feed and fuel prices.

The findings are part of Read More

Impaled Horse Nears Release from Hospital

A horse that has gained a worldwide following for his recovery from a freak accident could be cleared to go home by the week of April 5, according to his veterinarians at the University of Tennessee Equine Hospital.

Since January, Am Read More

Hay Feeders Reduce Waste

Horse owners can nearly halve their hay wastage by selecting the right round bale feeder for their pasture. Read More

Impaled Horse Continues Recovery

A horse that had a 3-foot-long tree branch pierce his side in January is still fighting infection in his chest and had another brush with death last week.

Amigo, a 10-year-old Arabian endurance horse, was almost euthanized last Tuesd Read More

Pack Horse Abuse Appeal Yields Jail Sentences, Fines

A father and son found guilty of overworking and neglecting their horses during a pack trip in Montana in 2008 were each handed six months in jail during their appeal last week.

Craig Heydon and his son, Curtis Heydon, will also have Read More

Second Pack Horse Cruelty Trial Yields Guilty Verdicts

A Montana jury has found two men guilty of animal cruelty for starving and overworking three of their four horses during a pack trip through the Montana wilderness in the summer of 2008.

Curtis Heydon, 38, was found guilty of 10 coun Read More

Barn Improvement

As our understanding of horse health and behavior has improved, barns have changed--a lot. No longer are they just places to house horses. Today's owners now approach barns and other farm structures with horse/human health, environmental impact... Read More

Endurance Horse Recovering from Tree Branch Impalement

When Amigo arrived at the University of Tennessee Equine Hospital on January 17, with a 3-foot-long tree branch impaled in his side, veterinarians gave him a 2% chance of survival.

Luckily they underestimated the tenacity of the 10-y Read More

Second Pack Horse Cruelty Trial Begins

Two men found guilty of animal cruelty last year for allegedly overworking and neglecting four horses during a two-month pack trip in the mountains of Montana are back on trial this week, following their district court appeal.

Craig Read More

Alberta Wild Horse Shooting Arrests Made

Law enforcement authorities have arrested two men and a 13-year-old boy in connection with the shooting of a pregnant mare near Sundre, Alberta, last year.

Jason Nixon, 29, and Earl Anderson, 40, both from the Sundre area, have been Read More

Man Accused of Hanging Horse to Plead Not Guilty

A man accused of starving and then hanging a 27-year-old Appaloosa plans to plead not guilty at his next court appearance Jan. 25, at which time a trial date will also be set.

David Whiffin of Vancouver Island faces charges of killin Read More

Cold Weather Horse Care Review

Winter has an icy grip on most of the United States, and with even sunny Florida facing record freezing temperatures, horse owners across the country need to keep a close eye on their herds to prevent cold-weather related ailments.

I Read More

Horses Abandoned on Mountain Find Homes

Two horses that were abandoned on the side of a mountain in British Columbia last Christmas have found permanent homes.

Just before Christmas last year, snowmobilers discovered the pair of horses trapped in chest-high snow in the mou Read More

Edmonton Trailer Driver Says Horses Not Abandoned

A 75-year-old man charged under Alberta's Animal Protection Act for permitting animals to be in distress said he feels the charge is ridiculous, and that the seven horses he Read More

Abandoned Horse Finds Permanent Home

A 6-year-old Thoroughbred that was abandoned with a gaping wound in his head has recovered from his injury and found a permanent home at Equine Voices Rescue in Green Valley, Ariz.

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