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 Shot in Pennsylvania; Reward Offered

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information about who shot and killed a 6-year-old Palomino gelding named Firecracker near Fawn Grove, Penn., just across the Maryland state line, according to an article on

According to the article the shooting probably took place the

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Hendra Virus Appeal: More Research Needed


The family of 55-year-old Dr. Alister Rodgers, the equine veterinarian in Australia who was the most recent person to lose his life to Hendra virus, is urging the horse industry and the Australian government to do more to combat this disease, according to an article on

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Patrick Swayze Arabian Horse Youth Scholarship Created

The Arabian Horse Foundation today announced establishment of a scholarship in honor of the late actor Patrick Swayze and his wife, who raised and showed Arabian horses.

Foundation president Larry Kinneer said the scholarship, “creates a lasting testimony to their careers in dancing, theater, and movies, love of the Arabian breed, and contributions over the years

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Equine Osteoarthritis Update and New Targeted Therapies

There are different causes of osteoarthritis, but generally they come down to either abnormal forces on normal cartilage or normal forces on damaged cartilage.

One of the world's leading clinicians and researchers in equine joints is C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, Dipl. ACVS, University Distinguished Professor, Barbara Cox Anthony Chair in

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New West Nile Virus Vaccines for Horses Approved

New equine West Nile virus vaccines have been approved by the USDA. The vaccine line, called Vetera, is manufactured by Boehringer-Ingelheim, a privately held pharmaceutical company.

The Vetera line of West Nile virus vaccines "is the first new approach to a killed West Nile virus vaccine since 2001," stated Bob Stenbom, DVM, associate director of Equine Professional

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Botulism Reviewed for World Equine Vets

An overview of botulism was given at the 2009 WEVA Congress by Nathan M. Slovis DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, CHT (certified in hyperbaric oxygen therapy), director of the McGee Critical Care and Medical Center at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky.

He described botulism as a neuromuscular disease characterized by flaccid paralysis and caused by neurotoxins produced by strain

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Old Horse Starved, Then Hung to Death

Two British Columbia men were charged with animal cruelty in allowing a 27-year-old Appaloosa gelding to starve, then they tied "its neck to the bucket of an excavator, then raising it so the horse was off the ground. It died from strangulation," according to a report at

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World Equine Vet Congress Heading to India in 2011

The 2011 World Equine Veterinary Association (WEVA) Congress has been awarded to India. This decision follows three WEVA intermediate meetings held at various venues in India since 2003. At the 2011 Congress, WEVA will feature its first day of presentations for lay horse owners, farm managers, and riders. More on that new initiative will be forthcoming.

Ravinder Reddy, BVSc,

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Pfizer Picks Up Fort Dodge Equine Products through Merger

Clint Lewis, president of U.S. Operations for Pfizer and responsible for the entire U.S. division of Pfizer Animal Health, told Oct. 21 that the merger of Pfizer with Wyeth (including Fort Dodge Animal Health) resulted in a company “with a strong commitment to the horse.

“No other company will be as committed to having new tools and resources for veterinarians and horse

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Equine Semen Extenders: Effect on Bacterial Growth and Sperm Viability

Preliminary results of a collaborative effort between researchers at Oklahoma State University and Texas A&M University were recently presented at the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians in San Diego, Calif. These researchers compared antibiotic properties of common equine semen extenders with four different strains of bacteria, including Taylorella

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Injured Jockey Fundraiser Postponed

A sign of the economic hard times, the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund’s annual Celebrity Team Penning competition at the Kentucky Horse Park has been postponed until spring, according to Fund co-founder Judy McCarron.

The event was originally scheduled for this evening (Oct. 19).

The Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund is a 501(c)(3) charity established in 1987 by Judy McCarron

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Two Equine Colleges in New York Split $1 Million

It was announced on Oct. 14 that $1 million in New York state funding was awarded for economic development in what is being called “Equine Alley” on Route 20 in Madison County, according to an article on

Cazenovia College will be awarded $500,000 for development of a Center for

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Horse News: Pfizer Finalizes Fort Dodge Acquisition

Pfizer Animal Health’s acquisition of Wyeth and its subsidiary, Fort Dodge Animal Health, has been finalized. The acquisition required some products to be divested from the merged product line.

On Monday, Oct. 19, the product portfolio for Pfizer Animal Health will be announced. will follow this story and bring you the latest

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Six Tulsa Horses Killed on Highway

Six horses were killed and two drivers were hospitalized after a reported eight horses got out of their pasture and ran loose on Highway 169 in Tulsa, Okla., about three o’clock this morning (Oct. 16), according to

At one point there

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