Dr. Scott Morrison

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: What’s The Fix For Thin Soles?

If you have a question you want to see in our Ask Your Veterinarian series, email it to us: info at paulickreport.com.  QUESTION: Is there anything I can do to get my horse to grow thicker soles? DR. SCOTT MORRISON: This is probably the most common question I get asked. The answer is yes — in […]

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With Wet Weather Comes A New Hoof Problem: Retracted Soles

This year’s wet weather and seemingly endless mud are wreaking havoc on horses’ feet. Dr. Scott Morrison, head of the podiatry department at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., said he has seen more cases of retracted soles this year than ever before. In addition to Kentucky, he is aware of cases in […]

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Epsom Salt: How It Works Its Magic

Epsom salt is a staple in every horseman’s tack room. Principally used in poultices and hoof packings, Epsom salt draws water out of the body, making it excellent for reducing swelling and removing toxins. If applied as a paste, it generates soothing heat. Because of its ability to pool water, Epsom salt is sometimes used […]

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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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PR Special Keeneland September: A Shining ‘Light’ From Book 3

The Keeneland September Yearling Sale rolls into Book 3 Monday following two strong weekend sessions of Book 2, and the Paulick Report is pleased to offer a print newsletter, the PR Special, available both here and on the Keeneland Association grounds in Lexington, Ky. Daily sessions of the September sale, which continues through Sept. 23, […]

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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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How’d That Happen? Origins And Remedies For Clubfoot

The term “clubfoot” gets thrown around a lot when describing the way a horse, particularly a sale prospect, looks. But what does the term mean, and what actually constitutes a clubfoot on a horse? A clubfoot is a conformation flaw thought to have both a genetic and mechanical component. You can recognize a clubfoot by […]

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PR Special Fasig-Tipton October Sale: Recognizing Problem Hooves At Auction

The Paulick Report is once again pleased to offer a special print publication, available here and on the sales grounds at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October Fall Yearlings Sale in Lexington, Ky. In this edition of the PR Special, Denise Steffanus examines problem hooves with advice from experts on how auction buyers can recognize cosmetic alterations. Frank Mitchell explores […]

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Buyer Beware: Recognizing Problem Hooves And Cosmetic Alterations At Auction

Whether a prospective buyer is looking at a horse on the sale grounds or at a private farm, one of the key inspection points should be the horse’s feet. “I prefer a well-balanced and fairly large foot over a small foot. It just makes physical sense that that foot will be able to disperse more […]

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