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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: 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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PR Special Keeneland November: California Chrome’s First Foals

The Keeneland November Breeding Stock sale begins a 12-day run today in Lexington, Ky., with the first horse scheduled to enter the ring at noon EST. Subsequent sessions begin at 10 a.m. Once again, the Paulick Report is pleased to offer its printed newsletter, the PR Special, distributed on the sale grounds and digitally at […]

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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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