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

Seventh Kentucky West Nile Virus Case Confirmed

The Kentucky State Veterinarian’s office today noted that a seventh 2009 case of West Nile virus (WNV) has been confirmed.

An 18-month-old Quarter horse filly in ballard County had an onset of clinical signs of ataxia, lethargy, and inappetence on Oct. 5. By Oct. 15 she was much improved. She had not been vaccinated against West Nile virus.

Of the seven confirmed WNV cases

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Equine Geriatrics and Unwanted Horses Topics at Colorado Clinic Tomorrow

Tom Lenz, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACT, will be the guest speaker on Oct. 13 for the Glenwood Veterinary Clinic’s fourth annual horse owner’s continuing education seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Glenwood, Colo. Lenz is boarded in theriogenology (reproduction) and has a special interest in equine geriatrics and unwanted horse.

The Glenwood Springs 

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Canadian University’s Equine Education Program Up for Award

Equine Guelph, a program from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, has been nominated for the 2009 FEI Development Award. Now the program is asking for your help to win the award.

Equine Guelph has been developing a multi-level education program for the horse industry that includes online courses, hands-on seminars and workshops, and EquiMania!, an education program for youth.

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Kentucky West Nile Virus Update: Sixth Case Confirmed

This morning (Oct. 10), the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s office sent out an alert that the sixth equine case of West Nile virus had been confirmed.

The University of Kentucky’s Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center confirmed the diagnosis in a 17-month-old Tennessee Walking Horse based on positive Igm and compatible clinical signs. The horse had no history of vaccination, and he was

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Human Flu Information Available

While this article does not contain information about equine influenza, staff thinks it’s important that horse owners stay healthy, too! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Oct. 7 unveiled several new resources on the federal government’s one-stop resource for flu information–

The Web site

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Update on Hoosier Park Equine Infectious Disease Outbreak

The Associated Press today (Oct. 8) reported that 54 quarantined horses are being removed from the Hoosier Park racetrack in central Indiana after two other horses tested positive for Streptococcus equi (the bacterium that causes the disease strangles). On Oct. 1 Hoosier Park Racing & Casino detected two horses in the quarantine barn exhibiting fever, so as a precautionary

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Equine Industry: Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Registrations Down

The economy seems to be taking its toll on the registration of purebred horses. While the number of registered Quarter Horses at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) actually rose slightly from 2007-2008, that number is expected to drop nearly 20% from 2008-2009. The Jockey Club, the official registration body for the Thoroughbred breed, also is reporting drops in number of

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Thoroughbred Filly Rachel Alexandra Makes History in New York

Three-year-old Rachel Alexandra won her eighth race in as many outings this year when she became the first filly to win the Sept. 5 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga in New York.

Rachel Alexandra drew much acclaim earlier this year when she won the Kentucky Oaks for fillies rather than racing in the Kentucky Derby against males, then beat the boys her age in the Preakness Stakes in her nex

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Actor Tom Selleck’s Court Battle Over Lame Horse

Actor and horseman Tom Selleck was awarded more than $187,000 by a California jury when the actor said he was duped into buying a lame horse.

An AP report said the bulk of the San Diego County jury’s award was for the price of the horse, with the remainder covering

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Mosquito-Borne Horse Diseases Update

Many equine health professionals are worried that because of the economic recession that’s lasted more than a year, many horses are either not vaccinated or are under-vaccinated to protect them agasint common diseases.

According to the USDA, as of Sept. 3, there have been 193 cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and 64 cases of West Nile virus (WNV). Last year there were 185

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Hurricane Katrina Remembered

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the horrible destruction caused by Hurricanes Rita and Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi. (For our cover story from 2005 read “Enduring Chaos”.)

The Horse and were active participants in the coverage and animal relief efforts after the

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West Nile Virus: 35 States Active, First Reported 2009 Horse Death in California

When West Nile virus (WNV) made its march from East Coast to West Coast starting in late 1999, California was one of the last states to be struck by the disease. In the past couple of years, California has one of the the highest rates of West Nile virus problems in the country, and it now has recorded its first horse death for 2009 due to the disease, which is spread by

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Horse in the UK Slashed With Knife

In an article on comes a report of a valuable show horse that was attacked in his field and cut by a knife in County Durham, United Kingdom.

The article quoted the police as saying, “This was a vicious, deliberate, senseless attack on a defenseless

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