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

Murray State University Takes Precautions Against Spread of Equine Herpesvirus

One horse at the Murray State University Equine Unit in Murray, Ky., has tested positive for equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy caused by equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), according to Rusty Ford, equine programs manager with the Kentucky Read More

Today's EPM

What have we learned about equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) since it first was reported in 1995? A lot, and not enough. EPM has been called the "most overdiagnosed neurologic disease in the United States" by some researchers and Read More

28 Emaciated Horses Seized in Oklahoma

Twenty-eight horses were escorted off a farm near Norman, Okla., under veterinary supervision after the veterinarian inspected the horses and described several of them as "significantly undernourished." Police also found carcasses of two horses Read More

Lessons from Barbaro

Barbaro first captured America's imagination, then its heart. "People thought a superstar was on the horizon" after Barbaro's easy win in the Kentucky Derby, said Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, the veterinary surgeon who headed the team that Read More

Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit

This morning the public session of the second Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit was held at Keeneland racecourse in Lexington, Ky., to focus on new approaches to solving industry issues. Approximately 100 people were in the sales Read More

Filly Freed From Frozen Fissure

Don and Carol Ivey Ratcliffe, who live in Ontario, Canada, began looking for their homebred 3-year-old Paso Fino filly named Kayla at feeding time one morning, but were unable to find her. Finally they heard the filly whinny and found her trappe Read More

Horse Recovered From Knife Attack, Gave Back to Community

Mr Bean, 21, a favored local point-to-point horse in Costwolds, UK, will make his last public appearance the Monday after Easter at Cotswolds racecourse. Mr Bean had been attacked in December 2005 by a knife while in a field, was nursed back to Read More

Three Michigan Horses Found Dead, Investigation Underway

Three horses in Dalton Township, Mich., were found dead on a farm on March 13, and Muskegon County Sheriff's deputies are investigating. Investigators were quoted as saying the horses seemed to be malnourished. One horse's remains was taken to Read More

Your Chance to Team Pen with Top Jockeys

The Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund will hold its annual All Star Jocky Team Penning at the Kentucky Horse Park on April 14. The emcee for the evening is award-winning comedian Tim Conway, vice president of the group.

You can ride on a Read More

"Sour Gas" Blamed for Horse Illness

Horses owned by the Thurston family of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, were exposed to a gas leak from a sour oil facility four months ago, and family members say the livestock still have not recovered, according to an article on Read More

African Horse Sickness in Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape of Africa is experiencing an outbreak of African horse sickness. According to a report on, 15 cases of Read More

'Loved' to Death?

We must do the best we can to create an environment where our horses can thrive physically and mentally.

Horses weren't designed to be "apartment dwellers," said a horseman friend Read More

British Park Highlights Heavy Horses

There are several animal attractions at the Cornwall's Crealy park near Wadebridge in the United Kingdom, but one of the most popular is the draft horse exhibit. Roger Harvey, manager of the park's animal attractions, teaches the draft horses Read More

Nearly 100 Rescued Equids in U.K. Recovering

Following up on an article first started covering on Jan. 9, the latest news from the multiagency rescue of more than 90 equids, including horses, ponies, and donkeys, from a farm in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, U.K., is that the Read More

25 Years of Better Horse Care: 1983-2008

As a new year begins, The Horse celebrates 25 years of reporting the latest in horse care. This publication began in 1983 as Modern Horse Breeding. In March of 1995 the name was changed to the current title to fit the expanded coverag Read More

Have We Learned?

How can we apply what we know today to make the lives of horses better in the next 25 years?

There's always more to learn, but sometimes we forget to give ourselves credit for what we Read More

26 Horses Found Undernourished on Florida Farm

An elderly man who told Deland, Fla., deputies he had "fallen on hard financial times" and was having problems caring for the animals by himself had 26 horses removed from his farm on Dec. 29, according to an article on (Read More

Was Phar Lap Poisoned?

The great Australian Thoroughbred racehorse Phar Lap came to the United States to challenge all comers. He died of mysterious causes on April 5, 1932. Last year a group of scientists tested a section of Phar Lap's hide that was preserved and on Read More

Rhode Island Horse Freed on Christmas Eve

A horse stuck in mud and unable to escape got some help from the community on Christmas Eve in Tiperton, R.I. The local fire department called in Four Corners Rescue Center, and with their experience and the help of a backhoe and a sling made Read More

Be Prepared

With natural disasters, hindsight is 20/20. If we are concerned about our horses, then we must plan for them. Read More

Florida's Equine Groom School Starts Dec. 3

Anyone interested in taking a course in hands-on handline of all types of horses will have the opportunity Dec. 3-21 at the Integrity Equine Center, 2300 NW County Road 329, in Citra, Fla., according to an article on

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Animals Rescued, Need Help, Near Rapid City, S.D.

When Pennington County, South Dakota, Sheriff's Office deputies arrived to arrest a man on suspected domestic violence incidents on Nov. 20, they didn't find him at home, but noted numerous animals in poor condition. The following day they Read More

Hampton Mounted Unit Faces More Troubles

Back in May, the Hampton, N.H., mounted unit had to move their four horses Blaze, Patriot, Buddy, and Arrow because of neglect at the farm where they'd been kept for years (see more information at Read More

Equine Influenza: 42,000 Horses Infected in New South Wales

The Department of Primary Industries in New South Wales stated that as of Nov. 23, there are 5401 infected properties, 491 dangerous contact properties, 487 suspect properties, and  42,253 infected horses. There were 41,167 total infected Read More

Horse Lovers Are Everywhere

Musicians Present Happy Hour for Horses Benefit Show, a paintball "addict" site, wanted its members to know about an upcoming musical benefit for Refuge RR for Horses, "a Read More