Articles by Liz Brown
January 05, 2009
A mystery toxin killed a fifth horse in western North Carolina in November. Veterinarians now suspect this case might be due to the same substance that caused the death of four other horses earlier that month.
The fifth horse was Read More
December 23, 2008
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
December 18, 2008
December 03, 2008
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
November 25, 2008
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
November 17, 2008
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
November 15, 2008
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
November 13, 2008
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
October 28, 2008
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
October 18, 2008
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
October 16, 2008
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
October 04, 2008
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
October 02, 2008
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
September 24, 2008
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