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

Diagnosis Of Western Equine Encephalitis

According to the California Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System, Western Equine Encephalitis has been diagnosed in a 4-month-old Thoroughbred horse originating from Mercer County, Calif., with neurologic signs and nonsuppurative encephalitis. A Read More

EPM Drug Available Direct To Veterinarians

The Food and Drug Administration is allowing licensed veterinarians to submit a request to be allowed to import Diclazuril from Canada to treat horses affected by equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). Diclazuril is licensed for use in Canada Read More

New Arabian Breeders Association Formed

A group of life-time Arabian breeders has formed The Arabian Breeders Association. The organization's purpose is to ensure the welfare of the Arabian breed, and the collective interests of Arabian breeders. The ABA's primary service will be to Read More

The Horse Industry Handbook

The American Youth Horse Council has produced The Horse Industry Handbook, a publication combining information from 100 equine experts. The book was part of the award package for winners of the Graduate Student Awards competition at the Equine Read More

Will Foxhunting Be Banned In England?

England's House of Commons voted 411-151 to ban hunting of foxes and other wildlife. Prime Minister Tony Blair said he supports the ban, but said time has not been provided for the bill on the parliamentary agenda for it to clear all obstacles Read More

Thoroughbred Corporation Donates To Equine Orthopaedic Research

Prince Ahmed Salman's Thoroughbred Corporation has recently donated $50,000 to the Equine Orthopaedic Research Program at Colorado State University. Mr. Richard Mulhall, Racing Manager for the Thoroughbred Corporation said that the Prince feels Read More

NFL Funding Equine Joint Research

The National Football League Charities through the Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation have just granted another $100,000 toward the ongoing research in articular cartilage healing at Colorado State University.

Dr. Wayne Read More

Advances In Semen Sexing

Rens, Welch, and Johnson of Beltsville, Md., reported significant improvements in their flow cytometric semen sexing procedure at the American Society of Animal Science's meeting.

The sexing of sperm with the Beltsville method is based o Read More

Horseshoeing's Legacy Preserved

Briefly, the legacy of horseshoeing was on display for all to see at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Ky.

In July of 1992, the museum honored farriers with a display called "They Shoe Horses, Don't They?" Just over seven months Read More

VS Update 11/21/97

As of November 14, 1997, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico still have positive cases of vesicular stomatitis. Utah has four counties with positive cases, Colorado has ten, New Mexico has four, and Arizona has one. For a complete listing of Read More

APHA Passes New Rule On Transported Semen

American Paint Horse Association (APHA) stallion owners are no longer limited to the number of mares bred with transported cooled semen. At the APHA’s annual convention, held October 2-4, directors passed a rule eliminating the old Read More

Monitoring Fetal Well-Being

Fetal monitoring in horses is similar to the methods used for humans -- ultrasound, EKG machines, and blood tests on unborns all are part of monitoring the health of the fetus. Advances in these areas for equines have allowed for Read More


Congratulations, you have successfully bred your mare. But do you have time to sit back, catch your breath, and wait eleven months for the foal? Unfortunately not. You might have cleared the first hurdle, but the obstacle course has just begun. Read More