Rood & Riddle surgeon, Alan Ruggles, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, will serve on the panel of experts for "Newborn to Maturity: Caring for the Growing Horse” airing on RFD-TV, March 26, 8:00pm, ET. The live call-in show will cover healthcare as well as potential problems to watch for as the young horse matures.
Topics included in this episode are basics on vaccination and deworming, nutritional needs, orthopedic and conformational issues, and developmental growth concerns. Dr. Ruggles, who is board certified in surgery, is joined by Merck Animal Health Technical Services Veterinarian, Wendy Vaala, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, and Purina Mills Equine Nutritionist, Katie Young, PhD.
The show is part of a healthcare series sponsored by Merck Animal Health that provides the latest on equine healthcare for horses from newborn to the aged senior. Check with your local cable and satellite providers for RFD-TV channel information.