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Botulism

on 08/08/2016 11:18 AM
By Bonnie S. Barr, VMD, Dipl. ACVIMBotulism is a rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease that can be fatal to horses.  It is caused by a spore-forming, toxin producing bacterium known as Clostridium botulinum.  The bacteria are wildly distributed in the environment worldwide and can be found in soil, agriculture products and in the intestinal tract of birds and animals.  Several differe...
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Emergency Protocols for the Horse Owner

on 08/08/2016 11:18 AM
By Travis M. Tull, DVM, Dipl. ACVS  Horse ownership is a rewarding experience that allows an individual to establish a relationship with their animal providing some people with a livelihood and others an outlet from the daily work schedule or routine.  Regardless of use or vocation when considering ownership one must be aware of the inherent responsibility that accompanies a dependant...
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From the RREH Mailbox

on 08/08/2016 11:18 AM
We were recently asked how someone who works at a horse facility can prevent bringing any infectious disease from the workplace to their own horses at home (a horse at the workplace was diagnosed with strangles). Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Bonnie Barr offers this advice:The important thing is GOOD HYGIENE.  Infectious diseases such as strangles can be transmitted indirectly on a personâ...
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Regenerative Medicine – Understanding IRAP, PRP and Stem Cell Therapies

on 08/08/2016 11:18 AM
by Scott A. Hopper, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS Several advanced scientific therapies for previously untreatable joint disease and equine injuries have been introduced into equine veterinary medicine over the last decade.  Veterinarians use IRAP, PRP and stem cell therapies to manipulate the body’s biological mechanisms to stimulate healing. There is ongoing research for these therap...
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My horse has what? Temporohyoid Osteoarthropathy

on 08/08/2016 11:18 AM
by J. Brett Woodie DVM, Dipl. ACVS It can be frustrating for an owner to observe seemingly unexplainable changes in his or her horse’s behavior, and alarming to watch these changes progress to acute neurologic symptoms. Frustration and alarm may turn to bewilderment when the veterinarian diagnoses the horse with temporohyoid osteoarthropathy. Temporohyoid osteoarthropathy (THO) is a p...
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Don't Forget the Basics!

on 08/08/2016 11:18 AM
There are many new and exciting treatments, procedures and medications in veterinary medicine but when it comes to your horse’s health don’t forget the basics. Every owner should have a good vaccination, deworming and dental program suited for their horse. Following preventive programs for vaccinations, deworming and dental health is the best safeguard against disease or other health...
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2016 Upper Airway Symposium Registration Open

on 08/08/2016 11:18 AM
Registration is open for residents and non-residents for the 2016 Equine Upper Airway Symposium scheduled for September 22-25, at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. The 3 ½ day symposium, offers an intense schedule of lectures and labs designed to present in depth, current information regarding pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for upper airway (UA) co...
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Rood & Riddle in Saratoga Expansion Complete

on 08/04/2016 10:08 AM
The expansion at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga is complete. The state-of-the art facility is equipped to serve Saratoga's equine industry.The Saratoga hospital includes two surgical suites, three anesthesia induction and recovery stalls, nuclear scintigraphy, a radiology suite, a laboratory and an ambulatory garage. The hospital also includes a four-stall temperature controlled nuc...
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