Tim Brockhoff

Tim Brockhoff was Staff Writer of The Horse:Your Guide to Equine Health Care from 1995 to 1999. His degree is in Agricultural Communications from the University of Kentucky, and his equine experience is with American Saddlebreds.

Articles by Tim Brockhoff

New Staff Writer For The Horse

The Horse, a monthly magazine devoted to equine health care, and the print form of The Horse Interactive, has named Stephanie L. Church to the position of staff writer.

Church, 22, a native of Powhatan, Virginia, joined The Read More

AAEP Releases Racetrack Practitioners Directory

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has published a new directory of racetrack veterinarians. More than 700 AAEP members currently practicing at racetracks across the country are listed. Read More

USDA Funds Genome Project

The horse genome effort received a major boost in April 1998 when the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved renewal of an initiative of the National Animal Genome Project which, for the first time, includes support for Read More

LVMA/AAEP Foundation Scholarship Awarded


The Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA) Equine Committee recently named Jill Baillie of the Louisiana State University Class of 2000 as the recipient of the 1999 LVMA foundation scholarship.Read More

The Young Horse Upper Airway

It has become commonplace for an upper respiratory tract (URT) endoscopy to be performed at pre- and post-sale examinations of young horses--especially at Thoroughbred sales. To address what is normal and what is abnormal, Rolf M. Embertson, DVM Read More

Getting the Germs Out

You've heard it before, but here it is one more time: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. With this in mind, it's time to take a serious look at disinfecting barns and equipment where horses are housed. When it come Read More

Computerizing Your Farm or Clinic

According to a recent survey conducted by The Horse, 73.9% of our readers own or operate personal computers. This number is high, and computer ownership shows no signs of slowing down because computers have the ability to Read More

Shipping Regulations

Destination X or bust! Your bags are packed and you're ready to hit the road with your favorite horse. But, before gassing up the truck or loading onto an airplane for that journey, you need to consider what regulations concerning Read More

Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium 1999

The name of the conference might be misleading, because the 10th Annual Bluegrass Laminitis Symposium in Louisville, Ky., covered topics from how nutrition affects hooves to what stimulates hooves to grow. The theme of this year's symposium was Read More

VetGen Announces $45 Price Reduction For SCID Test In Arabian Horses

VetGen, L.L.C., a pioneering veterinary genetics services and research company, announces a $45 dollar reduction in the price for the test for the Severe Combined Immunodeficiency “SCID” gene in Arabian horses. The test was previously priced at Read More

Scientists Sleuth Forage Secrets

How do certain forage plants coax cattle, sheep and goats into coming back for more? Scientists at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service are sleuthing the secrets of how to tempt the palates of these ruminants.

Knowing more about the Read More

American Humane Association Animal Rescue Efforts Continue In North Carolina

Over 200 Animals Rescued So Far

The American Humane Association (AHA), along with Animal Planet Rescue--an 82-foot disaster relief vehicle--is continuing its efforts to help animals caught in the North Carolina flooding. Rescue Read More

Over 250,000 Animals Face Death In Aftermath of Hurricane Floyd

IFAW Assists Animal Relief Efforts In Flood-Hit North Carolina

Hurricane Floyd has left a destructive trail of disaster and death in the hard-hit areas of eastern North Carolina, flooding thousands of acres and threatening the lives o Read More

Veterinarians Respond To Animals Affected By Hurricane Floyd

An Update From The American Veterinary Medical Association

Two Management Support Teams (MST) established by the National Disaster Medical System were discontinued Fri., Sept 17, 1999. Dr. Barry Kellogg and Dr. Read More

Canadian Equine Research

The University of Guelph, located in Ontario, Canada, is home of the world renowned Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). The university is a research-intensive and student-oriented facility. Its written mission is to serve society and to enhance th Read More

Diagnostic Overview


Scintigraphy is a technique in which an injected form of radioisotope can be imaged by a gamma camera, which takes "pictures" of the radiation given off by the isotope. As the isotope travels and is absorbe Read More

Simpsonville, Ky., Horse Owner Settles Horse Protection Act Charges

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Margaret Baird of Simpsonville, Ky., have agreed to a consent decision and order regarding charges of Horse Protection Act violations.

"As a horse Read More

Answers Sought In Wild Horse Shootings

Police are continuing their search for the shooters of 33 wild horses in Nevada just outside of Reno, Nev. Currently, authorities are X raying carcasses for metal, specifically bullets, and performing ballistics tests. Read More

University Of Pennsylvania To Identify Causes Of Abortion And Pregnancy Wastage In Study

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine received funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture for a three year study to identify the causes of abortion and pregnancy wastage in Read More

Equine Infectious Anemia in Horses

Equine infectious anemia, commonly known as swamp fever, is a viral disease that attacks the horse's immune system. There are no cure and no vaccine for this viral infection, which is caused by a retrovirus closely related to the HIV virus in Read More

Sports Medicine Meeting

The 17th annual meeting of the Association for Equine Sports Medicine was held in Leesburg, Va., from March 5-8. The meeting was attended by 400 veterinarians, sports physiology researchers, as well as others interested in equin Read More

Green Selected As A Distinguished Practitioner

Eleanor Green, DVM, professor and chair of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Large Animal Sciences, and a member of The Horse's Editorial Advisory Board, has been selected as a distinguished Read More

Risen Star Dies As A Result Of Colic

Risen Star, the 1988 Thoroughbred champion 3-year-old colt whose career at stud never matched his exploits on the track, died March 13 at the Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington, Ky., as a result of colic. The 13-year-old son Read More

Gene Check Announces SCID Testing

According to information from Gene Check, Inc., an announcement on February 23, 1998, stated that the company has completed development and testing of a test for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in horses. SCID is a genetic disease of Read More

USDA Amends Tuberculosis Regulations To Include More Livestock

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is amending its tuberculosis regulations.

The amended regulations will require two annual herd tests for all livestock in newly Read More