Ask Your Veterinarian

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: What Are Hoof Growth Rings?

QUESTION: What are hoof growth rings and what does it mean when you see them on a horse at sale? DR. SCOTT FLEMING: Growth rings are externally visible ridges in the hoof that indicate differences in the rate of growth or quality of a horse’s hoof wall. The appearance and number of rings can vary from several […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: What’s The Deal With Potomac Horse Fever, Anyway?

QUESTION: What’s the deal with Potomac Horse Fever? I thought that only happened on the East Coast, but I hear of cases here in Central Kentucky. DR. BILL GILSENAN: Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) is a disease of horses characterized by an acute onset of diarrhea, dullness, and inappetence. As the name implies, fever typically accompanies these clinical […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Do You Need To Supplement A Mare’s Progesterone During Pregnancy?

QUESTION: If some progesterone is good, is more better? Should you be supplementing with progesterone during pregnancy? DR. CHARLIE SCOGGIN: Speed or stamina? Pedigree or performance? Regu-MateTM or redundant?  These are all questions to ponder as the breeding stock sales season approaches.  And, for each one of these questions, opinions will abound by the boatload. Now, some […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: The Pesky Problem Of Yeast Infections In Broodmares

QUESTION: What is the most cost effective treatment for a mare with an intrauterine yeast infection? If not treated, will each cycle be difficult, possibly painful? DR. ETTA BRADECAMP: While the most common causes of intrauterine infection in the mare are bacterial, cases of fungal endometritis occur at a much lower rate. The most common causes of these infections are Aspergillus and Candidia; however, many different […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: How Much Do Radiographs Change As A Weanling Ages?

QUESTION: When buyers purchase a weanling, how comfortable can they feel that the radiographs and upper airway scope won’t change significantly over the next year? ROLF EMBERTSON: They should not feel very comfortable. Changes can and do occur. Radiographic abnormalities (RA) noted in weanlings at the November sale can change significantly by the time they […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Gaps In Broodmare Produce Records

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: When a buyer is looking at a broodmare who has a gap in her produce record, how concerned should […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Are Electrolyte Supplements Worth It?

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: Oral electrolyte supplementation in horses: worth its salt? DR. PETER MORRESEY: There is great wisdom in the old saying, ‘You […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: The Pitfalls Of Using Radiograph Reports At The Barn

QUESTION: How would you like to see repository radiograph reports used at Thoroughbred auctions? DR. KATHLEEN PAASCH:  As a veterinarian, I would like to see repository reports used within the confines of a veterinary-client relationship.  At public auction, this particular relationship exists when a client has hired a veterinarian to interpret radiographs (or perform other veterinary services) […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: What’s The Outlook For Contracted Tendons?

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’s the outlook for a foal with contracted tendons – can they make it to auction as weanlings or […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Do Horses Have Blood Types?

In conjunction with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, “Ask Your Veterinarian” is a regular feature in the PR Special newsletter distributed online and at Thoroughbred sales. 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 […]

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