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

Live From the Equestrian Olympics Blog Aug. 9

Don't miss today's blog (Aug. 9) from award-winning equestrian journalist Jennifer Bryant at She will be giving us behind-the-scenes looks Read More

How Olympic Modern Pentathlon (Which Includes Horse Show Jumping) is Scored

Modern pentathlon consists of five events--pistol shooting, epee fencing, freestyle swimming, equestrian show jumping, and running.

A maximum score of 200 points in the shooting portion equates to 1,336 modern pentathlon points. Read More

Feeding Frenzy

It seems like we've spent a lot of time talking about hay in the past year, but for owners of an animal that should consume 1-2% of its body weight each day in forage (grass, hay, or as part of a "complete" diet), this is becoming a critical and Read More

Rabies in Several States Prompts Vaccination Warnings

In a brief survey of online news, there have been reports of rabies in Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Texas this year. Many of these reports were humans encountering rabid wild animals that were Read More

Horse Donated to Oklahoma Boys Home Sold to Slaughter

A story today (July 20)  at tells the story of a caring racehorse owner who had a slow horse named Tricky Jazz. She thought she' Read More

Horses Seized at Illegal Oklahoma Racetrack Sold at Auction

A raid on an illegal racetrack in Oklahoma last year resulted in seizure and retainment of 40 of the 70 horses rounded up at that time. Twenty-five of those horses were sold at auction yesterday (July 19) during a three-hour auction at Heritage Read More

World Games Foundation CEO Resigns

Jack Kelly, CEO of the World Games 2010 Foundation, has resigned his post, effective July 31, according to an article on Kelly cited "several personal reasons" for his Read More

'Fever Ticks' Spreading Across Texas Could Have Equine Impact

Veterinarians from the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) are worried because fever ticks (Boophilus microplus) capable of carrying and transmitting deadly cattle "tick fever" protozoans Babesia bigemina or Babesia bovis, Read More

Potomac Horse Fever: Don't Ignore Fevers!

Summer and fall are key seasons for the appearance of Potomac horse fever, which is caused by the bacterium Neorickettsia risticii. Don't be fooled by the name; Potomac horse fever originally was identified in 1979 as a sporadic disease Read More

Florida: EEE Reported in 30 of 67 Counties Thru June

The Florida Department of Health has reported positive samples of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) in animals in 30 of the state's 67 counties through June 28. At that date in 2007 only 14 counties had positive EEE results from Read More

Equine Mistaken Identity: Case in Point

With DNA testing there is nearly 100% proof if a horse is sired by a specific stallion and produced by a particular mare. But what happens when your "registered" horse isn't who you think it is? That happened to Ellen Brockett of Redmond, Ore., Read More

A Better Way?

Breeders willing to risk disease or injury for the traits they desire are at the heart of the problems we face today.

We've had bad news following bad news lately with the loss of some of the top horses in equestrian Read More

Horse Headed To Alabama Vet School Survives Trailer Crash

Jack, a 16-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse whose full name is Magic's Cracker Jack, was being hauled by his owner to Tuskegee University's vet school in Alabama yesterday morning (June 27) due to a mild case of colic when the trip took a turn Read More

Bahrain's Endurance Team Wins First Austrian Event

The Austrian International Endurance Horseride held yesterday (June 28) in Bad Blumau, Austria, is a qualifier for the World Endurance Championship to be held Nov. 9-11 in Malaysia. Bahrain's Royal Endurance Team captain Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Read More

IDEXX Now Offers 48-hour R. equi Testing Results

A rapid PCR test is now available through IDEXX/EBI to detect virulent or avirulent strains of R. equi bacteria, the leading cause of foal pneumonia. IDEXX noted that its R. equi test uses PCR methods that are more Read More

Horse Feed: Going Green?

Are horse owners willing to "go green" in the ways they feed horses and in the packaging of those feeds?

The 24th Alltech International Animal Health and Nutrition Symposium covered a myriad of topics for all species, but Read More

Vet Calls Theodore O'Connor Euthanasia 'The Right Thing to Do'

"Karen and David (O'Connor) would have done anything to let this little guy have a shot," said Kent Allen, DVM, one of the three veterinarians who attended Theodore O'Connor following the gelding's catastrophic injury this morning and a long-tim Read More

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Ohio Needs Help

The Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center has helped north central Ohio residents for more than a decade, but now it needs the public's help, according to an article in Read More

O'Connor Horse Tigger Too Dies at Jersey Event

The U.S. Eventing Association released the following official statement regarding Lauren Kieffer and her mount Tigger Too following the death of the David O'Connor horse on May 10 during the Jersey Fresh CCI3* at the New Jersey Horse Park in Read More

2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games a 'Celebration of the Horse'

"The breadth of this event is going to be staggering," said John Long, CEO of the United States Equestrian Federation and Board of Directors Chairman for the World Games 2010 Foundation, at a press conference at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Read More

The Steroid Debate

"Steroid" use has made headlines because of abuse in human athletes for the past decade, from Major League Baseball to track and field events. The topic has also become hot in the horse industry, from steroid use for bulking up young horses in Read More

High Cost of Hay

The cost of horsekeeping continues to go up, but the pleasure of riding a horse still outweighs the financial burden.

Our wish is that you live somewhere that has plentiful pasture, inexpensive hay, and easily obtained Read More

Don MacBeth Fund Raises $60,000 at Celebrity Team Penning

Emmy Award-winning actor Tim Conway roasts everyone!
Celebrities, jockeys, Thoroughbred industry folks, and guests gathered for a fun evening of team penning on April 14 at the Kentucky Horse Park to raise money for the Don Read More

Miniature Horse in the Suburbs, But For How Long?

In British Columbia, Canada, an injunction has been sought from the Supreme Court in the Municipality of North Cowichan requiring a woman to remove her 2-year-old "pet Miniature Horse, Buckley, from a quarter-acre residential lot," according to Read More

Independent Filmmakers Document the Road to the Derby

Independent filmmakers John and Brad Hennegan, sons of a New York Racing Association placing judge, filmed 500 hours in 2006 during the Throughbred racing season leading up to the Kentucky Derby. The film was designed to "demystify the process," Read More