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

The Same, but Different

How many of you just spent a pretty big chunk of your weekend around horses? It amazes me in talking to other horse people just how many things can be done that involve everything from the Thelwell-sized ponies to upper level dressage horses to Read More

Special Report: EPM

The world of equine health will never be the same. That statement seems out of context when talking about one research project about one parasite that causes one disease. But, horse owners know that equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM)--the Read More

At Home On The Range: Dude Horses

While many of our horses do some kind of work for a living, the work usually consists of a couple of hours a day, three to five days a week. Many of our horses are ridden far less than that, and we don't really think of them as "working" for Read More

Banamine Contamination

A study conducted by researchers at the Swedish University of Agricul-tural Science reported that flunixin (Banamine) given IV or orally (granulate in oats) could contaminate stalls and cause future, untreated horses to test positive for the Read More

Shockwave: Sounds of the Future

An extracorporeal shock wave therapy device sounds high-tech, and it is. Based on the same technology that is used in human medicine to break up kidney stones, shock wave therapy is being defined, and refined, for use in treating various injurie Read More

AAEP Convention Preview: Hands-On Learning

The AAEP offers "wet labs" for practitioners who want to take advantage of hands-on learning from experts in the field. This year, there are six different day-long labs offered (and two ultrasound labs, which are offered as two half-day Read More

Education: Human and Horse

The amazing versatility of horses can sometimes leave you in awe. A recent trip overseas brought that point home. In some places if the horse doesn’t work, the family doesn’t eat; in others horses cope with Molotov cocktails, terrorists, and Read More

CEM -- A Continuing Threat to International Trade

"Since its discovery in 1977, contagious equine metritis (CEM) has been a source of considerable concern for many countries because of the ease with which it can be spread internationally through carrier stallions or mares," said Peter Timoney, Read More

2001 World Equine Veterinary Association Meeting

The seventh convention of the World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) was held in Sorrento, Italy, on Oct. 5-7, only a few weeks after the terrorist attacks in the United States. Attendance at the conference was down slightly because of the Read More

Behind the Scenes

This month's cover story takes a look at the sport of rodeo. Whether you are a fan or not, rodeo is one of the fastest-growing equine sports in the world. It is run by very forward-thinking people in regard to animal welfare. Rodeo is a unique Read More

Research: Australia Asks 'What If . . .?'

In a move to determine what an outbreak of a serious equine disease might cost the government and equine industry in Australia, the government group Animal Health Australia commissioned a report that looked at likely costs of an emergency Read More

Drug Testing in 2000

Drug testing is about to move into the 21st Century for horseracing. Research findings at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center could make the use of urine in post-race drug testing a thing of the past within a very short time. Read More

MSPCA Prevention, And More

One goal of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) is to rescue, rehabilitate, and find homes for all animals in need. The group also is in the business of educating owners, and they specifically are working t Read More

Heads Up! Loose Horse!

Here we go again! California is trying to pass legislation that on the surface "appears" to be a good thing, but, in reality, will cause harm to our horses. It got through the Assembly without anyone in the horse industry knowing much about what Read More

Olympic Transport

How would you like to have a dozen or so concise, easy-to-understand pages put together as a how-to of keeping your horse healthier and what to do before, during, and after you load your horse in a trailer and ship him? Include some Read More


Competition season is in full swing, and those who don't compete actively are gearing up for those weekend and week-long trail rides. Most kids are out of school by now, and the breeding season is winding down. Longer days and warmer nights are Read More

Glucosamine/Chondroiton Study Published

Researchers from the University of Maryland’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, recently published a report that showed some over-the-counter human products claiming to contain glucosamine and chondroitin did not have th Read More

Witches And Brooms: Preparing for Equine Diseases

What an incredible time of year! Spring is in the air. Flowers are blooming. Hopes are high as a new season starts, and horses are traveling everywhere for training and competition. Diseases are threatening our horses, our livelihoods, and Read More

Small Strongyles

There is increasing confusion over the parasites known as small strongyles. In the early years of parasite control, small strongyles were thought to be of little consequence to the health and well-being of the horse. After effectively controllin Read More

Still Searching

What a shame when a horse has to be put down because of illness or injury. Big Ben, one of the top show jumpers of our era, was euthanized because of colic. While he lived to a ripe old age, had been retired for several years, and was in the Read More

2000 And Beyond

Let's not get into the technical argument of whether this is the end of the millennium or if we have one more year. Fact is, the calendar now reads 2000. I've lived to see man walk on the moon and AI allowed in the Quarter Horse industry. In my Read More

AAEP 1999: Purchase Exam Forum

Governance changes brought about a new procedure at the 1999 American Association of Equine Practitioner's Convention held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A forum replaced the committee format from previous years. The forum exists to provide everyon Read More

AAEP 1999: Infectious Diseases Subcommittee on Equine Identification

Presented by Committee Chairman: Timothy R. Cordes, DVM, Dec. 4, 1999

According to Ralph C. Knowles, DVM, Veterinary Consultant, early equine identification in the United States Read More

Slaughter Horses

Slaughtering horses is a topic that offers a no-win situation for a journalist; you’re going to upset someone if you just bring up the topic. So why did The Horse decide to look into this issue? Because horse owners in this country Read More

Ulcer Pain

Horse owners cause ulcers. What else are we to conclude when one of the world's leading researchers in this area of equine health says that "100%" of domestic horses have ulcers at some point in their lives. Ulcers are one of those problems that Read More