Kristin Ingwell Goode

Kristin Ingwell Goode was a staff writer for The Blood-Horse, a weekly Thoroughbred news magazine and a sister publication to The Horse.

Articles by Kristin Ingwell Goode

Eastern Tent Caterpillars Still Targeted in Kentucky

The forsythia were blooming at the end of March, and in Kentucky, that means that Eastern tent caterpillars (ETC) were hatching. In 2001 and 2002, those caterpillars crawled across many farms in Central Kentucky and left in their path what was Read More

Some Federal Cash Will Go Toward MRLS Studies

Some of the $5.86 million the University of Kentucky's School of Agriculture will receive from this year's federal budget is earmarked for studies to determine the cause of mare reproductive loss syndrome.

The university has worked in Read More

Kentucky Drug Council Partners with UK to Study Inolin, Dizocilpine

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council is moving forward on research to develop tests for presence of the drugs inolin, a bronchodilator which could also enhance performance, and dizocilpine, a potential stimulant. The council is also working Read More

Old Friends Kentucky Farm in Joint Project

Old Friends, the Kentucky-based operation that hopes to give the public access to visit retired Thoroughbred stallions, could open its doors at Afton Farm near Midway, Ky., as early as next March.

Michael Blowen, president of Old Friends Read More

Horses Displaced as Fires Rage in British Columbia

Rain, cooler temperatures, and tenacious firefighters are finally extinguishing many of the fires that have burned in British Columbia, Canada, for the last six weeks. Owners of one Thoroughbred farm are rebuilding after flames took two barns, Read More

Next Steps Toward Solving MRLS Involve Think Tank

Veterinarians and researchers trying to pinpoint the cause of mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) have joined together to create an MRLS "think tank," the progress and goals of which were discussed April 1 at a joint meeting of the Kentucky Read More

TRF to Create Secretariat Center at Kentucky Horse Park

Two of Kentucky's most famous industries, bourbon and horse racing, have united to raise money for a new 25-acre center at the Kentucky Horse Park to facilitate adoption of former racehorses. Since 1996, Maker's Mark and Keeneland have produced Read More

Central Kentucky Abortions Down For Third Straight Week

Reported equine abortions in Central Kentucky are down for the third week in a row and overall abortions for 2003 are drawing even with the 2002 numbers. According to figures from the University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center Read More

Kentucky Seeks Economic Impact Study

No one in Kentucky knows exactly how many horses or farms make up what is now the state's number one agricultural industry, but the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, in partnership with some of the state's equine leaders, hopes to change Read More

Farm in Ohio Affected by Recent Tornadoes

The former home of Magical Mac, a horse who lived to be 50 and had his own book, was hit by one of the recent tornadoes which struck the Midwest and South on Nov. 10.

Michele Davis owns Serendipity Stables near West Mansfield, Ohio. The Read More

Kentucky Farm Managers Address MRLS

President Eric Hamelback gave a sense of urgency as he opened the most recent meeting of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club, saying "we need to make plans for control now." Hamelback was referring to Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome, a Read More

Kentucky Drug Council Discusses EPO Options

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council met Thursday at Keeneland to discuss options to identify and enforce the prohibited use of erythropoietin (EPO). The drug, commonly called EPO and marketed under the name Epogen, is suspected to be in us Read More

Woodbine Barn Fire Toll: 32 Horses Dead

Woodbine Entertainment reported Monday that 32 Thoroughbreds were killed in Sunday's barn fire at Woodbine Racecourse near Toronto, Ontario. The damage estimate was set at $3 million.

The horses were stabled in barns 7 and 7A at Woodbine Read More

Gauging MRLS Impact a Tough Task

It appears the number of incidents and symptoms of mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) in Central Kentucky are slowing, but there is still no definitive way to arrive at that conclusion. The number of fetuses taken to the University of Read More

Early Fetal Loss Numbers Normal

On Jan. 25 the University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center reported 77 equine abortions from Dec. 30, 2001 through Jan. 19, 2002. That number, comparable to the 75 reported over the same period in 2001, could ease fears of Read More

Relief Comes to Abandoned Horses in Pakistan

The first wave of outside assistance has reached the Karachi Race Course in Pakistan. On July 1, the Associated Press reported that 250 abandoned horses were at the racetrack and had not been moved Read More

Chincoteague Ponies

Chincoteague is such a unique name and place that it is impossible to confuse it with anything or anywhere else. From children who have read Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague, to travel buffs who ended up on the island in search of Read More

Risk Management for MRLS in 2002 Detailed; Cause Still Unconfirmed

Researchers have not pinpointed the cause of mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS), but on Tuesday night they gave Central Kentucky farm managers some proactive steps in hopes of preventing its effects next year. Dr. Scott Smith, the dean of th Read More

Relief Comes To Abandoned Horses In Pakistan

The first wave of outside assistance has reached Karachi Race Course in Pakistan. On July 1, the Associated Press reported 250 abandoned horses were at the racetrack and had not moved since it closed in March. Many of them were not being cared Read More

Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club: Keeping Mares and Foals Healthy

The middle of foaling season was an appropriate time for farm managers in Central Kentucky to brush up on some of the finer points of keeping foals and mares healthy. Veterinarian Karen Wolfsdorf of Hagyard, Davidson, & McGee, Read More

Growing Horses and Soil Quality

Whether you currently own a farm or are in the process of looking for one, the land itself is a consideration beyond location, outbuildings, acreage, and price. The vegetation, soil, water, and bedrock that are the foundation of the top layer of Read More