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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: Three Things To Watch On A Pre-Sale Radiograph

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Question: What are three things you should watch out for on a pre-sale radiograph of a yearling you’re hoping to buy for racing? Dr. Kathleen Paasch, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital: After looking […]

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: Putting Broodmares Under Lights

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Question: When it comes to putting broodmares under lights for cycling are overhead lights or mask lights better? And why does it work? Dr. Peter Sheerin, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital: In many […]

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: Wintertime Hoof Care

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Question: What, if any, special considerations should owners have for wintertime hoof care? Dr. Craig Lesser, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital: Winter in Kentucky, aka mud season, can have some challenges when it […]

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: Why Are Broodmares So Prone To Colic?

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Question: Why are broodmares so prone to colic, and what colic causes are most common for them? Dr. Katy Dern, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital: According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.4 […]

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: When To Perform A C-Section On A Pregnant Mare

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Question: Why and when might a veterinarian decide to perform a C-section on a pregnant mare? Dr. Rolf Embertson, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital: Most C-sections are performed as an emergency procedure in […]

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: Enteroliths Can Make A Rocky Road To Colic

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Question: How common are enteroliths, and what causes them? Dr. Katy Dern, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital: While many of our colic patients make it clear within a few minutes of presentation to hospital that […]

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: When Stall Rest Isn’t So Restful

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Question: Sometimes stall rest is part of a horse’s recovery program but some horses don’t tolerate it well and may even self-injure. What makes them do this, and what can be done about […]

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: How Do Crushed Heels Happen?

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Question: How do crushed heels happen, and how might they impact an athletic horse (racehorse or sport horse)? Dr. Scott Fleming: The modern Thoroughbred has been continuously refined for speed and this is reflected […]

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: Identifying And Managing White Line Disease

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Question: What is white line disease (WLD) and how can it be managed? Dr. Raul Bras: Horses’ hooves are subjected to a variety of influences that can impact soundness, including breed, limb conformation, […]

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: Conducting Lameness Exams

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Question: Could you describe the process you go through to conduct a lameness exam? Dr. Scott Hopper: Lameness exams are a subjective art form where we try to apply science and technology to identify […]