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

North Dakota Bill To Study Impact of Equine Slaughter Facility

North Dakota legislators are advancing a plan that would allow the nation's only equine slaughter facility to be built in that state, according to an article on Read More

Lady Finds a Home: 50th Thoroughbred Adopted Through Service recently got word that a Thoroughbred formerly en route to slaughter had found a home via's Thoroughbred Adoption Services, sponsored by Gainesway Farm. She was the 50th Thoroughbred to be placed through the service. Read More

Contagious Equine Metritis: Culture and Diagnosis

One of the most difficult problems in diagnosing contagious equine metritis (CEM) is isolating the organism from heavily contaminated sites in the stallion and mare. CEM is caused by Taylorella equigenitalis, a Gram-negative bacterium, Read More

Therapeutic Riding Horse Needs Your Help

The 14-year-old Quarter Horse aptly named Pilot had only been at Hearts and Horses Therapeutic Riding Center near Loveland, Colo., for about six months, but he'd already become a star with his large size (16 hands), quiet and willing personality Read More

Equine Herpesvirus Causes Texas to Ban Ship-Ins

The Texas Racing Commission has issued a directive to prohibit ship-in horses from Fair Grounds racetrack in New Orleans, La., following the discovery of a horse positive for equine herpesvirus-1, according to Read More

Winter Whoas

The two Miniature Horses and the Miniature Donkey came trotting through the early morning gloom from the frozen field into the spotlight of the barn for their morning hay. As they got closer, I noticed they were moving ... funny. Not the ha-ha Read More

Freed! British Columbia Horses Trapped in Snow Rescued

Two horses trapped in the harsh winter snows of interior British Columbia since September were freed on Christmas Eve. It took more than a week for a large group of volunteers to dig out the horses, but the mare and gelding are expected to Read More

Semen From CEM-Positive Kentucky Stallion Was Shipped To Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a warning late Friday, Dec. 26, that semen from one of the four Quarter Horses confirmed positive for contagious equine metritis (CEM) had been shipped to farms in Ontario and Alberta. It had Read More

AAEP Racing Task Force Puts the Horse First

"We have a crisis in Thoroughbred racing," stated Scott Palmer, VMD, of New Jersey, a past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and head of the AAEP Racing Task Force.

The AAEP Racing Task Force was conceived Read More

Horses Starving in British Columbia Owned by Veterinarians

Five horses allegedly found starving at a ranch in Langley, British Columbia, Canada, were seized on Friday (Dec. 10), according to a report on Read More

Nearly 2,000 Wild Horses To be Rounded Up in Nevada

An Associated Press article from Friday, Dec. 12, stated that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employees have begun removing 1,480 horses from Battle Mountain rangelands in Nevada, and the federal group in January will remove 450 mustangs fro Read More

15 Washington Horses Die in Barn Fire

Fire at a boarding stable in rural Pierce County, Wash., killed 15 horses on Thursday night, Dec. 11, according to an article in A Read More

Nevada Rodeo Group Helps Kids This Christmas

The Reno Rodeo Denim Drive is an annual community event to collect new denim clothing and cotton underwear and socks for abused and neglected infants, children, and teens who have been placed in protective custody and foster care.  Read More

Three-Toed Horse Fossil on Display in Wyoming

If you are anywhere near Kemmerer, Wyo., you might want to check out the cast of "the most complete fossilized 'dawn horse' ever found" at Jim Tynsky's fossil shop starting Dec. 11. The replica is courtesy of the Field Museum of Chicago, Ill., Read More

Free Horses?

The offer of a free horse today often makes longtime horse owners laugh, cringe, sigh, or all of the above. In the past couple of years as slaughter has left the United States, there have been more horses needing homes that are offered for free tha Read More

FEI Classifies Capsaicin as Doping, Not Medication

If the drug capsaicin is found in any future samples from equine atheletes in International Equestrian Federation (FEI)-sanctioned events, the results will be treated as doping, not medication, according to veterinary committee chairman John Read More

Help Equine Rescues Win Cash and Feed More Horses

Do you want to help a horse rescue win prize money in your state? Or even feed more hungry horses? You can by helping shelters receive grants through Read More

Rescued Horses Cared for by New York College Students and Staff

Eighty horses were rescued in late summer by the Finger Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in New York. They needed help from day one, so they called on faculty and students from Alfred State College's veterinary and Read More

Chinese Mainland Able to Bet (sort of) on Horse Racing for First Time Since 1949

According to an article on, today (Nov. 29) was the first time since 1949 that people on mainland China were allowed to bet on horse raaces ... sort of.

A "testing Read More

Illinois Horse Racing Closer to Revenue Share with Casinos

Both houses of the Illinois legislature passed a new bill that will allow $80 million in funds currently in escrow from the state's casinos to be divided between horse racing tracks in the state. This is according to a story on Read More

"Dummy" Horse Purchased to Help Train U.K. Rescue Personnel

A life-sized horse replica has been purchased to assist in training firefighters and rescue personnel in the proper way to handle equine rescues, according to a story on Read More

Florida Mule Left to Die in 2007; Owner Convicted in 2008

A Deltona, Fla., man was unable to get a sick mule to its feet in a pasture and sought help from a construction worker. When they were unable to get the mule up using a Bobcat, the owner asked the construction worker to dig a hole. Then the Read More

Two Horses Injured in Minnesota by Cougar Attacks

Cougar attacks are suspected in the serious injury of two horses in near Fergus Falls, Minn., according to an article on Read More

John Deere Named WEG 2010 Official Equipment Sponsor

Kentucky's First Lady Jane Beshear and the Kentucky Horse Park Executive Director John Nicholson rode into the indoor arena at the Park in a John Deere Gator XUV to open the press conference to announce John Deere as the official equipment Read More

EHV-1 Positive Pony in Kentucky; Not Mutant Strain

A 7-year-old Paint pony gelding in Scott County, Ky., has tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) on PCR (polymerase chain reaction test) and has neurologic signs, according to a statement from the Kentucky State Veterinarian's Read More