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Study: Surgery, Chemo Preferred Combo For Treating Squamous Cell Carcinoma 

A horse’s nictitating membrane, sometimes called the “third eyelid,” is a thin layer of tissue that covers the eye as the horse blinks. Its purpose is to moisten the eyeball and keep dirt and debris out.  This membrane can sometimes develop tumors caused by squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). It is often in the best interest […]

Barn Buddies Presented By Dapple Up: I Went To Saratoga And Met Johnny Depp

Despite his obvious popularity, I almost failed to notice Johnny Depp both times I walked by the barn at Saratoga. Once he was sitting casually in a chair, ruminating over a cup of coffee with Conor Foley. The other time he was brooding under a tree in that way only the most handsome can brood, […]

Maryland Racing Bowling Bash Will Benefit Beyond The Wire

Back by popular demand! The annual Maryland Racing Bowling Bash will again be held at Greenmount Bowl in Hampstead, Md., on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 7:00 p.m. Just like in previous years, the Beyond the Wire Thoroughbred aftercare program will receive 100 percent of all proceeds collected. Everyone is invited to join the fun for […]

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 […]

The Horse Comes 1/ST Presented By 1/ST Racing: Gunderson Has Done It All, And Shows OTTBs Can, Too

This is the first in a new monthly series spotlighting the behind-the-scenes work of people at accredited aftercare organizations who are helping horses begin the next phase in their careers. When Raina Gunderson began her foray into the world of horse racing, she never thought it would lead to a vital role in Thoroughbred Aftercare. […]

Study: Ultrasound Waves Can Be Used To Diagnose Severity Of Bucked Shins 

When racehorses begin their under-saddle training, they may develop tiny stress fractures that lead to new bone formation in their cannon bones. Commonly called “bucked shins,” this condition occurs in about 70 percent of young racehorses and can lead to pain and training delays.  Although the condition can be diagnosed using X-rays, CT scans or […]

Don’t Delay: Postponing Colic Care Can Be Fatal

Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and Colorado State University together reviewed the records of 896 broodmares over a 25-year period that had been treated for large colon volvulus in their clinics. Large colon volvulus is a painful type of colic where the intestine twists on itself, often during foaling; it’s often called “twisted gut.” Though […]

A Closer Look At: Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis

In this series, we ask some of the equine health questions you’ve wondered about but were too afraid to ask. Today, Dr. Bryant Craig, associate director for scientific sales affairs at Merck Animal Health, answers common questions about Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM).   -Testing for EPM isn’t as black-and-white as it is for other diseases. […]