Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown is the editor of EquiManagement/ and the group publisher of the Equine Health Network at Equine Network LLC.

Articles by: Kimberly S. Brown

Horse Slaughter Bill Would Lift Illinois Ban

Illinois Rep. Jim Sacia is a horse owner, and while he stated in an article that he would not personally use slaughter plants as an end-of-life choice for his animals, he believes that decision should be left up to individual horse owners.

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Pennsylvania Police Horse Recovering; Donations Needed

Duke is the most popular and longest-serving police horse on the Lancaster City, Pennsylvania, police force. While he is expected to make a full recovery from colic surgery performed at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center, the mounted police unit needs help paying those bills.

“This was a big hit to themounted unit,” said Lt. Todd Umstead, Public Infor

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Equine Rescue Places 123 Thoroughbreds in 2009

 Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue (TPR), a 501(c)(3) located in Upper Marlboro, Md., specializes in retraining and placing horses directly off of the racetrack to pleasure and show homes. In the past year, even with the downturn in the economy, TPR (as their fans fondly call them) still found homes for 123 horses. While this does not quite match their hightest number of 150 (before the

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Mounted Police Unit Disbanded in San Diego

The San Diego mounted police unit is being disbanded and the horses sold due to budget deficits, according to an article at In January all eight mounted police horses and most of the equipment will be auctioned off.

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Pennsylvania Police Horse Recovering from Colic Surgery

Duke, a gray Percheron/Thoroughbred cross police horse in the Lancaster, Pa., mounted unit, was rushed to the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center on Dec. 16 for emergency colic surgery. Duke is expected to make a full recovery and return to duty in about three months.

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Lameness, Neurology Highlight AAEP Resort Symposium

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will host its 12th annual Resort Symposium Jan. 24-26, 2010, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The focus of this year’s Resort Symposium is equine performance evaluation, lameness, and neurological disease.

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International Spread of Disease Reviewed for World Equine Vets

Increased worldwide movement of equids means increased potential for spread of horse diseases. The impact of a disease outbreak on the health of the animals in a country, as well as the health of the country’s economy, was evidenced with the equine influenza outbreak in Australia in 2007 and 2008.

“Clinicians (veterinarians) can no longer afford to delegate their

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Emerging Neurologic Syndromes Discussed at World Equine Vet Meeting

"The more we look for neurologic signs, the more we discover new syndromes," said I.G. Joe Mayhew, BVSc, FRCVS, PhD, Dipl ACVIM, ECVN, head of Equine Massey and professor of Equine Studies at Massey University in New Zealand, at the 2009 WEVA Congress. Mayhew gave several presentations, including an update on emerging neurologic syndromes.

"Over the last five year

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