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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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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Are Throat Issues Hereditary?

QUESTION: Are roaring or other common throat issues hereditary? DR. BART BARBER: It is an interesting question, and I believe the answer is yes, though I believe at the current time we cannot answer this question definitively. There are no studies, of which I am aware, that address this issue. Therefore, the following is based on […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Should You Worry About Cribbers?

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] have a question […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Walking Vs. Swimming 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] you have a […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: How Much Does Yearling Conformation Matter On-Track?

Question: How would the conformation of my yearling affect his racing career? Dr. Raul Bras: Obviously, this is a loaded question that we wouldn’t be able to answer with a short description. Also, we must understand that evaluation of equine conformation is usually subjective and based upon experience or opinion. Conformation is the physical appearance of an animal […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: How Much Does Environment Influence OCD Lesions?

Question: What do we know about environmental factors that could make a horse more or less likely to get OCD? Answer: Osteochondrosis (OC) is widely understood to be a disturbance of endochondral ossification (the formation of bone from cartilage) and is arguably one of the most clinically relevant developmental orthopedic diseases in the equine patient. Although […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton July: First Crops From American Pharoah, Honor Code?

The yearling sale season kicks off at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday with the July Sale, a day after the venerable auction company holds its annual Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The Paulick Report is pleased to offer its special print publication distributed on the sale grounds and online. This edition of the PR Special […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: What Heart Scans Can Tell You, And What They Can’t

QUESTION: Some buyers at the upper end of the auction market are now including heart scans as part of their pre-sale vetting process. What can these scans tell buyers, and what don’t they tell us? ANSWER: Heart scans, also known as echocardiograms, are used to create ultrasonographic images of the heart. Echocardiography allows visualization of the entirety […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Recovery Time After Long Hauls

QUESTION: When a horse ships long distances to race, why do some lose so much weight…and how long does it take them to recover fully? DR. PETER MORRESEY: Transportation causes stress in horses. Many things are done to minimize this, but stress cannot be eliminated completely and like people, horses respond individually. Many studies have […]

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