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

Injured Jockey Fundraiser Postponed

A sign of the economic hard times, the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund's annual Celebrity Team Penning competition at the Kentucky Horse Park has been postponed until spring, according to Fund co-founder Judy McCarron.

The event was Read More

Two Equine Colleges in New York Split $1 Million

It was announced on Oct. 14 that $1 million in New York state funding was awarded for economic development in what is being called "Equine Alley" on Route 20 in Madison County, according to an article on Read More

Horse News: Pfizer Finalizes Fort Dodge Acquisition

Pfizer Animal Health's acquisition of Wyeth and its subsidiary, Fort Dodge Animal Health, has been finalized. The acquisition required some products to be divested from the merged product line.

On Monday, Oct. 19, the product portfolio Read More

Six Tulsa Horses Killed on Highway

Six horses were killed and two drivers were hospitalized after a reported eight horses got out of their pasture and ran loose on Highway 169 in Tulsa, Okla., about three o'clock this morning (Oct. 16), according to Read More

Four Horse Deaths At Track's Opening Day Sparks Investigation in England

Following the death of four jump horses on opening day at Wetherby Racecourse and Conference Centre in England, the track will be investigated by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), according to an article today (Oct. 16) on Read More

Seventh Kentucky West Nile Virus Case Confirmed

The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office today noted that a seventh 2009 case of West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed.

An 18-month-old Quarter horse filly in ballard County had an onset of clinical signs of ataxia, lethargy, and Read More

Equine Geriatrics and Unwanted Horses Topics at Colorado Clinic Tomorrow

Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, will be the guest speaker on Oct. 13 for the Glenwood Veterinary Clinic's fourth annual horse owner's continuing education seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Glenwood, Colo. Lenz is boarded in theriogenology Read More

Canadian University's Equine Education Program Up for Award

Equine Guelph, a program from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, has been nominated for the 2009 FEI Development Award. Now the program is asking for your help to win the award.

Equine Guelph has been developing a multi-level Read More

Kentucky West Nile Virus Update: Sixth Case Confirmed

This morning (Oct. 10), the Kentucky State Veterinarian's office sent out an alert that the sixth equine case of West Nile virus had been confirmed.

The University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center confirmed the diagnosis Read More

Human Flu Information Available

While this article does not contain information about equine influenza, staff thinks it's important that horse owners stay healthy, too! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Oct. 7 unveiled several new resources Read More

Update on Hoosier Park Equine Infectious Disease Outbreak

The Associated Press today (Oct. 8) reported that 54 quarantined horses are being removed from the Hoosier Park racetrack in central Indiana after two other horses tested positive for Streptococcus equi (the bacterium that causes the Read More

Equine Industry: Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Registrations Down

The economy seems to be taking its toll on the registration of purebred horses. While the number of registered Quarter Horses at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) actually rose slightly from 2007-2008, that number is Read More

EEE and West Nile Virus Cases Continue to Climb

A total of 203 cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been reported in the United States this year according to the USDA's National Animal Health Read More

Live Near North Grafton, Mass.? Visit Tufts' Vet School Today!

The students, faculty, and staff of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University are having their annual Open House today (Sept. 12, 2009). All are welcome to attend the Cummings School Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 Read More

Mosquito-Borne Horse Diseases Update

Many equine health professionals are worried that because of the economic recession that's lasted more than a year, many horses are either not vaccinated or are under-vaccinated to protect them agasint common diseases.

According to the Read More

Thoroughbred Filly Rachel Alexandra Makes History in New York

Three-year-old Rachel Alexandra won her eighth race in as many outings this year when she became the first filly to win the Sept. 5 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga in New York.

Rachel Alexandra drew much acclaim earlier this year when she Read More

Actor Tom Selleck's Court Battle Over Lame Horse

Actor and horseman Tom Selleck was awarded more than $187,000 by a California jury when the actor said he was duped into buying a lame horse.

An Read More

Hurricane Katrina Remembered

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the horrible destruction caused by Hurricanes Rita and Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi. (For our cover story from 2005 read Read More

Hendra Causes Horse Death in Queensland, Australia

According to reports coming out of Queensland, Australia, a filly that died Saturday (Aug. 8) was confirmed as having hendra.

Last year an equine veterinarian died Read More

West Nile Virus: 35 States Active, First Reported 2009 Horse Death in California

When West Nile virus (WNV) made its march from East Coast to West Coast starting in late 1999, California was one of the last states to be struck by the disease. In the past couple of years, California has one of the the highest rates Read More

Horse in the UK Slashed With Knife

In an article on comes a report of a valuable show horse that was attacked in his field and cut by a knife in County Read More

First 2009 Equine West Nile Virus Case Confirmed in Kentucky

Laboratory results received Tuesday (Aug. 4) from Murray State University's Breathitt Veterinary Center confirms the diagnosis of West Nile virus (WNV) having affected a yearling colt in Caldwell County, Kentucky. This is according to the Read More

Poisoned Horses Update; One Still Critical

Debbie Tomin, co-owner with her husband, Bill, of Rockridge Farm in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., told late Sunday morning that "23 horses were fed the poisonous concoction (of apples, carrots, and oleander leaves).

"All the one Read More

Australian Equine Vets Honored for Equine Influenza Efforts

Equine Veterinarians Australia, which representes more than 1,000 equine practitioners in that country, honored the Chief Veterinarians for New South Wales and Queensland for their efforts in eradicating equine infuenza from their states Read More

Summer Bird, Not Mine That Bird, Wins Belmont

With the filly Rachael Alexandra out of the Belmont because her owners didn't feel it was in the filly's best interest, all eyes turned back to the Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness Stakes runner-up Mine That Bird.

He was sent off as Read More