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Ask Your Veterinarian: Factors In Early-Maturing Yearlings

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 […]

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Report: Much Remains To Be Done Regarding Exercise-Related Equine Fatalities

The Thoroughbred racing industry has made great progress over the past several years with regards to the monitoring, recording and analyzing racing-related equine injuries and fatalities. The Jockey Club reports that since 2009, the equine fatality rate has decreased from 2 horses out of every 1,000 starts to 1.54 horses out of 1,000 in 2016. […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Barrel Of Surprises

To look at Pat’s Paradise without his tack, you’d be hard-pressed to guess where his specialty lies. Standing every bit of 17.1 hands tall, Pat’s Paradise is a long, leggy dark bay gelding that looks as though he’d be right at home galloping over long distances on the cross-country course or springing over fences. What […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian: When To Radiograph Sale Horses

QUESTION: Speaking from a buyer’s perspective, when (if ever) does it make sense to have your veterinarian shoot their own X-rays in the course of doing a pre-sale work-up on a horse? DR. BART BARBER: Any time that your veterinarian has a question and would like to either repeat a specific joint or get additional […]

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Winner Of Over $300K Found In Kill Pen; Owners State Standardbred Gelding Had Been Euthanized

Killean Cut Kid, a Standardbred racehorse that won over $300,000, was recently found in a Louisiana auction house, though owners said the animal had been humanely euthanized. According to WHIOTV7, the former racehorse was hours away from heading to a slaughter house outside of the country, where he would be killed for his meat. The […]

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Woodbine To Host Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Day On Oct. 15

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) has announced that Woodbine Entertainment will host TAA Day on Saturday, Oct. 15, coinciding with the G1 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine. TAA Day will promote the industry initiative of accrediting Thoroughbred aftercare organizations and the importance of aftercare to the Woodbine racing community. “The health and well-being of the […]

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Joe Sharp Part Of ‘Trainer Team’ To Win Inaugural Real Rider Cup At Plantation Fields

Grade 1-winning trainer Joe Sharp was one of a team of five trainers who combined on Sunday to win the inaugural “Real Rider Cup” at Plantation Fields in Unionville, Pa., a charity event benefiting the Retired Racehorse Project. Sharp and his team members Sanna Neilson, Chucky Lawrence, Tim Keefe, and Leigh Delacour, each completed a […]

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Shocking New Treatment Calms Horses’ Fluttering Hearts

When traditional treatments for atrial fibrillation (AF) fail, a new procedure provides an alternative way to reset the quivering heart of a horse back to its normal heartbeat: transvenous electrical cardioversion (TVEC). Offered by cardiologists at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, this new treatment is another way to help horses get back to a […]

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The Big Cool Down: Feeding Horses In The Fall

While the heat of summer wanes, horse owners should prepare their animals for the oncoming colder weather by adjusting their feeding program. But what needs to be done to ensure the horses are prepared for the cold? There are some factors to take into consideration before any adjustments are made, reports The Horse. These include: […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian: Interpreting Images And Endoscopy

The Paulick Report continues the Ask Your Veterinarian series this week, asking veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital your questions about sales and healthcare of racing prospects and breeding stock. QUESTION: Do you recommend a buyer get his or her own veterinarian to interpret repository images? DR. BART BARBER: I feel very strongly that […]

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