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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: How To Pick Up On Signs Of Discomfort From A Stoic Horse

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: Some horses can be really “stoic” when they’re experiencing pain or illness. How can an owner pick up on subtle signs of pain in a stoic horse? Dr. Jordan Kiviniemi-Moore, Rood and […]

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: Laminitis Vs. Navicular Syndrome

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. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for a veterinarian. Question: What are some of the differences in treatment and prognosis for laminitis vs. navicular syndrome? Dr. Craig Lesser, Rood and Riddle […]

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: When To Call For Backup With A Horse’s Laceration

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. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for a veterinarian. Question: How do you know when to call a veterinarian for a laceration versus treating/patching it up yourself? Dr. Daniel Devis, Rood […]

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 […]