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

Licensing Agreement Claim False

The press release issued Sept. 1 by Select The Best of Carson City, Nev., regarding a licensing agreement with Nutramax Laboratories Inc. concerning a combination chondroitin sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride product is completely false, Read More

West Nile Virus Q & A with Peter Timoney, FRCVS, PhD

Peter Timoney, FRCVS, PhD, is head of the Gluck Equine Research Center in Kentucky and one of the world's leading authorities on equine infectious disease.

Q: What is West Nile encephalitis?

Inflammation of the Read More

West Nile-Like Virus Confirmed In NY, Suspected in NJ, Conn.

Determined To Be The Cause Of Human And Equine Illnesses In New York City

For the first time, West Nile virus--or a new subtype of that virus--has been confirmed in humans and horses in the United States. The Read More

Dry Times And Other Changes

The drought is severe here in Kentucky, as it is in many parts of the country. A couple of my neighbors said they are feeding hay to their horses as if it were January. That's probably true of many owners, especially in states such as Read More

Horse Deaths; Horse Thefts

We’ve had two cases of colic at our barn in the last week. Why? Is it the weather? Is the pasture too dry? Is there too much/too little grass? Was there something different growing/blooming/going to seed? Are the horses not drinking enough? Read More

The Problem With Drugs

Even though the weather in California is beautiful, you’ve got a horse that’s not acting quite himself. This 2-year-old colt has a fever, has been depressed, has gone off feed, and isn’t tearing the barn down as usual. You know he’s got a Read More

Transportation Safety for Horses

Nearly every horse owner has trailered a horse from point A to point B. Many horse owners do it on a regular Read More

Disaster Planning

“Disasters do not create new conditions; they simply exacerbate existing ones.”

Wait a minute! Disasters don’t create new conditions? Horses trapped in flood waters, in fires, in wind-damaged barns are not new conditions? Horses Read More


If you don't know what the headline means, you already are in trouble. But it's not too late to prepare for the Year 2000. The first thing you should do is go out immediately and buy a bottle of champagne (or sparkling non-alcoholic Read More


Leading researchers in the quest for the solution to equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) lectured to a packed room at the North American Veterinary Conference. While the protocol didn't allow for debate among the speakers, debate Read More


There are many people out there who, in this winter season, are doing more than their jobs. These are the people leading disabled kids around a chilly indoor arena on patient, donated horses -- a highlight of most of these kids' weeks. They are Read More

EVA--Equine Viral Arteritis

Imagine the following telephone conversation. "Yes, I'd like to order some disease, please."

"Yes, ma'am. We can get some disease right out to you. When do you want your disease delivered?"

"The sooner, the better!" Read More

EPM Tests and Treatment

At first, veterinarians and researchers were scrambling to discover anything about the "new" neurologic disease that was causing such a stir in the horse industry. The disease, equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM), was discovered to be cause Read More

Healing Cartilage

Cartilage in the joints, better known as articular cartilage, can suffer wear and tear over the years, especially in competition animals. Cartilage also can be destroyed due to injury or disease. Whatever the cause, when cartilage disappears, it Read More

Thoroughbred Thermography Trials

A three-month study of Thoroughbred horses in training at two racetracks has proven the benefit of thermography in competitive horses, said Tracy Turner, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. His Read More


Happy New Year! I guess everyone has made his or her resolutions by now...get in shape, ride even when the weather is bad, take more lessons, save enough money to buy that new trailer you've been wanting, be more tolerant of the vocal people of Read More

New ID Program Possible For Thoroughbreds In UK

Peter Webbon, Chief Veterinary Advisor to the English Jockey Club, confirmed that his organization is looking into using microchip identification of all Thoroughbreds in the near future. The committee charged with improving Read More

Two Futures

The first Kentucky Horse Council Equine Industry Summit was a success. There were more than 40 different equine organizations and breed associations which sent delegates, most of whom thanked the state horse council for getting them Read More

Spring Cleaning

It's spring and with the weather warming up and summer right around the corner it's hard to concentrate on one thing at a time. There are several issues that need attention this time of year and it's hard to keep just one on the front burner Read More

Hoof Care Emergencies on the Road

As with most problems, hoof care crises are best handled by those who are prepared. If you are going to a show or competition find out ahead of time which veterinarian and farrier are available to take care of your horse. Read More


Do we have an obligation to our industry? Does our industry have an obligation to us? (Sounds a little Kennedyesque.) If your neighbor has a horse with strangles, would you expect him or her to tell you so you can protect your horses? If you had Read More

CEM Found In Kentucky Nurse Mare

The nurse mare (Miss VQ) which was leased to a Thoroughbred farm in Kentucky and found culture positive for the CEM-like organism, has implicated two non-registered stallions (Hammer and Coal Digger) as the potential source of her infection Read More

CEM Update 3/20/98

The nurse mare (Miss VQ) which was leased to a Thoroughbred farm in Kentucky and found culture positive for the CEM-like organism has implicated two non-registered stallions (Hammer and Coal Digger) as the potential source of her Read More

Contagious Disease: Care Not Fear

It never seems quite fair when "something" happens that doesn't directly involve you, but ends up affecting you. Vesicular stomatitis did that to many horse people in the last two years. Restrictions on movement of horses caused problems for Read More

Contagious Equine Metritis

There are at least 25 countries in the world where contagious equine metritis (CEM) exists, or has been known to exist sometime in the past, in the native equid population (meaning horses, mules, donkeys, etc.). These countries include Read More