Liz Brown

Articles by Liz Brown

Group Effort to Rescue Horses Trapped in Snow Ongoing

Residents of British Columbia, Canada, have banded together to free two horses trapped by snow in the mountains near the community of McBride.

Snowmobilers discovered the horses last week near Mount Renshaw. The animals are extremely thin. Read More

Human Medical Tools Might Help Foal Live with Diabetes

High-tech medical devices normally reserved for humans might prove helpful in managing the health of Justin Credible, the colt with the first documented case of type-1 Read More

Kentucky Colt with Type-1 Diabetes Might Be First

A colt born with type-1 diabetes might be the first documented equine case of the illness, according to his veterinarian, Nathan Slovis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky.

The Kentucky Mountain Saddle Read More

N.C. Horse Dies of Gunshot Wound

Authorities have questioned a group of Marines after a horse was shot in his paddock in early November near Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, in Onslow County, N.C. The horse died of his wound on Nov. 21.

Owner Elizabeth Kachmor said she is Read More

North Carolina Horse Toxicity Investigation Continues

Veterinarians are still searching for what caused the deaths of four horses in Fairview, N.C., earlier this month.

An analysis of the animals' feed failed to reveal the presenc Read More

Scamper Clone Offered for Commercial Breeding

A carbon copy of one of the world's most successful barrel horses has become the first clone to be offered at stud in the United States.

"Clayton" is the clone of the AQHA gelding Gills Bay Boy, or Scamper, as he is better known. Scamper an Read More

Toxin Suspected in North Carolina Horse Deaths

Veterinarians are trying to determine the cause of an illness that has killed four horses in Fairview, N.C., since last Thursday.

Affected horses show a rapid deterioration in muscle condition. Other clinical signs include lethargy, shaking, Read More

Trial Date Set in Pack Horse Cruelty Case

Two men each charged with four counts of animal cruelty will begin their trial on Jan. 27 in Hamilton, Mont.

Craig Heydon, 71, and his son Curtis Heydon, 37, both from the Atlanta, Ga., area, were not present at their pretrial hearing on Read More

Researchers: Mare's Condition Appears to Impact Sex of Foal

A recent study of wild horses in New Zealand has found that broodmares that are healthiest at the time of conception are more likely to have colts.

The study, conducted by researchers Elissa Cameron, MSc, PhD, and Wayne Linklater, PhD, foun Read More

Foal's Playfulness a Reflection of Gender, Mare's Condition

The body condition of a mare and the sex of her foal will determine how much the foal plays, according to a new study by researchers at the Mammal Research Institute at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

The group, led by Elissa Read More

Horse Owners Look to Save During Economic Crunch

The current economic climate and tight credit markets have everyone looking for ways to live more frugally, and horse owners are no exception.

"Nervousness about loans and housing is certainly affecting people," said American Horse Council Read More

Racehorse Ready to Run After Bout with Ataxia

Racehorse owners Suzanne VanderSalm and Ellen Bennett of Hickory Corners, Mich., weren't about to give up on Navigator, their Thoroughbred who became ataxic (incoordinated) suddenly as a yearling three years ago. VanderSalm had come home from Read More

Men Face Charges in Pack Horse Cruelty Case

Four horses are recovering in the care of the Bitter Root Humane Association of Hamilton, Mont., after they were found alongside a trail and stabled at a storage facility along the Montana-Idaho border in August. Meanwhile, two men, each charged Read More