Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Where Are We With Dewormer Drug Resistance?

Q: Veterinarians have been getting the word out for a while about the importance of rotating deworming products and focusing on high shedders. Can you explain why, and do we know yet whether this strategy is reducing drug resistance? A: For years, veterinarians and horse owners have correlated rotational deworming of horses with any number […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Do Equine Vaccines Change Each Year?

Q: We’ve heard a lot about how this year’s human flu shot doesn’t seem to be as effective as it has been in years past.  Do equine vaccines also get modified from year to year, and if so, how concerned should managers be that a vaccinated horse could get an infectious disease? A: The short […]

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Show Horse Defies Odds After Having 27-Pound Tumor Removed

A 27-pound tumor was removed from top-tier show horse, Caracas 89, in a surgery that was given less than a five percent chance of giving the 9-year-old gelding his life back. The Holsteiner, a force to be reckoned with in both the jumper and equitation rings, was showing sporadic episodes where he was not quite […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian: When To Shoe, When To Operate On A Weanling’s Conformation Issue

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: “I’ve got a weanling who’s got a mild to moderate conformation issue in the knees or ankles. How do I decide whether […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian: What To Look At In A Broodmare Sale Prospect

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 information is available to help a prospective buyer looking at a pregnant mare at the sales? DR. THOMAS […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian: Much Ado About Pastern Conformation

As part of our ongoing Ask A Veterinarian series in the Paulick Report Special, we pose another question to the veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.  When it comes to concerns over conformation, we hear a lot about pasterns, especially whether they’re too long or too upright. What types of issues can occur as […]

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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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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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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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Ask Your Veterinarian: Pre-Sale Examinations For Sale Horses

The Paulick Report is proud to launch the Ask Your Veterinarian series in the PR Special and in our Horse Care section online at www. paulickreport.com. Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of racing prospects and breeding stock. QUESTION: What is included in a typical pre-sale examination […]

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