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

First 2009 Equine West Nile Virus Case Confirmed in Kentucky

Laboratory results received Tuesday (Aug. 4) from Murray State University’s Breathitt Veterinary Center confirms the diagnosis of West Nile virus (WNV) having affected a yearling colt in Caldwell County, Kentucky. This is according to the Kentucky State Veterinarian’s office.

The yearling Quarter Horse colt is reported by the veterinarian as much improved since
onset of Illness on

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Poisoned Horses Update; One Still Critical

Debbie Tomin, co-owner with her husband, Bill, of Rockridge Farm in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., told late Sunday morning that “23 horses were fed the poisonous concoction (of apples, carrots, and oleander leaves).

“All the ones in the barn and three outside (were fed the dangerous mixture),” she said of the Saddlebreds at their farm. “We brought two home from the hospital

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Australian Equine Vets Honored for Equine Influenza Efforts

Equine Veterinarians Australia, which representes more than 1,000 equine practitioners in that country, honored the Chief Veterinarians for New South Wales and Queensland for their efforts in eradicating equine infuenza from their states during the massive outbreak last year.

Dr. Bruce Christie from New South Wales and Dr. Ron Glanville from Queensland received the 2009 Equine

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Summer Bird, Not Mine That Bird, Wins Belmont

With the filly Rachael Alexandra out of the Belmont because her owners didn’t feel it was in the filly’s best interest, all eyes turned back to the Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness Stakes runner-up Mine That Bird.

He was sent off as

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Horse Soccer?

Looking for something new to do with your horses? How about forming a “horse soccer” league!

In this author’s experience, the only time this had been seen before was with the Lexington Mounted Police Unit, who use large, inflatable balls

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What About the Budweiser Clydesdales? has had numerous questions about the fate of the Budweiser Clydesdales since it was announced in July of 2008 that Belgian brewer InBev had purchased Anheuser-Busch, creating the world’s largest brewer. Another spate of questions

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Will the Filly Beat the Boys in Today’s Preakness?

Call them old-fashioned, but Rachel Alexandra’s owners only wanted the 3-year-old Thoroughbred filly to run against fillies before she trounced the field in the Kentucky Oaks. A 50-1 longshot gelding named Mine That Bird won the Kentucky

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Rachel Alexandra Beats Boys in Preakness

Favored filly Rachel Alexandra, winner of this year’s Kentucky Oaks, beat Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird by a length to take the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in Thoroughbred Racing’s Triple Crown. Musket Man was third, another 1 1/2

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Kentucky Reports Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome Cases

The University of Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) reported today (May 13) that two fetal necropsy cases had findings consistent with mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS), the disease that in 2001-2002 in Kentucky caused an estimated $336 million in cumulative losses in all breeds of horses.

During 2001, when MRLS hit Central Kentucky particularly hard, an

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Australian Steeplechase Racing Faces Crisis With Horse Deaths

The fate of steeplechase racing in Australia is coming under fire again as three horses have died in one week of jump racing at the Warrnambool May Racing Carnival. According to news sources that makes seven horses that have died or been euthanized so far this season over jumps, and it’s early in the season.

The deaths caused a suspension of steeplechase racing in the Australian stat

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Longshot $9,500 Gelding Wins Kentucky Derby

In a story reminiscent to the movie “Casey’s Shadow,” Mine That Bird, a 3-year-old gelding purchased as a yearling for only $9,500, won the 135th Kentucky Derby. He was sent off at 50-1 odds and won by daylight after getting through on the rail under jockey Calvin Borel. He paid $103.20 for a $2 ticket.

Owned by Double Eagle Ranch and Bueno Suerte Equine, the gelding won the March 29

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