Dr. Raul Bras

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Venograms Tell The Real Story Behind Laminitis

QUESTION: What are venograms and how can they be used in equine diagnostics? DR. RAUL BRAS: One of the most significant developments not only in the evaluation and treatment of laminitis, but also our understanding of the mechanics of the foot in general, has been the venogram. The venogram is a simple but technique-sensitive procedure […]

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Rood & Riddle To Host International Podiatry Conference

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will host the Rood & Riddle International Podiatry Conference, an educational seminar for veterinarians and farriers on April 12-13 at the Lexington campus on Georgetown Road. The conference is aimed at creating a collaborative experience for veterinarians and farriers to work together, increasing and sharing their knowledge of biomechanics, laminitis and new innovations within equine podiatry.   The conference will […]

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Rood & Riddle in Wellington to Host Second Annual Cocktails And Conversations Event

Rood & Riddle in Wellington is excited to be hosting their annual client educational event, Cocktail & Conversations with exclusive partner Zoetis. The evening will feature interesting and timely topics along with the ability to ask our experts your questions. This educational event is open to the public and free of charge. Beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres will […]

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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: Low Heels, Long Toes

QUESTION: It seems Thoroughbred horses are prone to low heel and long toes. Have you found this to be true, and is it good or bad for a racehorse? DR. RAUL BRAS: The low heel-long toes trait is one of the most common hoof abnormalities described in the racehorse. Functionally adapted for speed and efficient […]

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Does A Z Bar Shoe Spell Derby Doom For Girvin? Not Necessarily

News this week that Kentucky Derby contender Girvin’s repeatedly delayed workout schedule is due to a quarter crack the colt incurred last week has many fans and handicappers rearranging their tickets to leave him off. The Daily Racing Form’s observation a day prior of Z bar shoes on both the colt’s front feet had already […]

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The Power Of A Good Pair Of Shoes: Supportive Solutions For Soft Tissue Injuries

Horses can seem like they’re an accident waiting to happen. With over 1,000 pounds of mass traveling at 35 miles per hour, the demands placed on each tendon and ligament in an equine limb can seem overwhelming. Although they usually work together in harmony, even the fittest Thoroughbred can experience over-extension of a soft tissue. […]

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Dr. Raul Bras Elected To International Equine Veterinarian Hall Of Fame

Dr. Raul Bras, a Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital Podiatrist was elected into the International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame on Feb. 5. Established in 1997, the International Equine Veterinarian Hall Of Fame honors veterinarians who have contributed to the knowledge and recognition of proper hoof care for horses. Veterinarians are nominated in two classes: […]

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