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Rood & Riddle Foundation to auction Zenyatta halter for Kentucky tornado disaster relief

on 08/08/2016 11:18 AM
The Rood & Riddle Foundation, the non-profit arm of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, is preparing to auction a halter worn by Zenyatta during her broodmare career at Lane’s End Farm. Zenyatta recently gave birth to her first foal at Lane’s End. The proceeds from this auction benefit the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross.   The halt...
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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital to offer additional tour opportunities during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup

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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has expanded their regular tour schedule April 25-27 to accommodate visitors coming to Lexington for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event and the Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup. Tours are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and will be offered daily at 10am and 2pm on April 25-27. Tour guests will walk through the hospital facility and view surgery, multiple ...
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Dr. Ruggles to appear on RFD-TV™s Newborn to Maturity: Caring for the Growing Horse

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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, ...
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Rood & Riddle Surgery “Let our experience work for you

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A fundamental truth – past results are a good predictor of future results   From the very beginning, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has been driven to provide the best equine medical care available and to continually strive for new solutions for both old and new problems in equine health. Since opening in 1986, the Rood & Riddle Surgery Department has exempli...
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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital auction of Zenyatta halter raises over $6,400 for Bluegrass Red Cross

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Zenyatta and Jerry and Ann Moss on hand for presentation to the Red Cross   April 2, 2012, Lexington, Kentucky --A recent eBay auction of a halter worn by 2010 Horse of the Year and legendary race mare Zenyatta brought a final bid of $6,712.50 in a fundraising effort for the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross. Zenyatta, along with owners Jerry and Ann Moss, and Rood & R...
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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital auction of Zenyatta halter raises over $6,400 for Bluegrass Red Cross

on 08/08/2016 11:18 AM
A recent eBay auction of a halter worn by 2010 Horse of the Year and legendary race mare Zenyatta brought a final bid of $6,712.50 in a fundraising effort for the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross. After fees, the Rood & Riddle Foundation was able to donate $6,478.84.Zenyatta, along with owners Jerry and Ann Moss, and Rood & Riddle veterinarian Dr. Debbie Spike-Pierce, pre...
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Havre de Grace retired

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April 23, 2012, Lexington KY – Rick Porter announced earlier today that 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace has been retired from racing. After her work yesterday at Churchill Downs, a little heat was noted in her right front ankle. When this was not resolved by morning, the mare was sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital to be seen by Dr. Larry Bramlage. Upon examination whic...
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Symposium honoring Dr. Michelle LeBlanc to be held during annual Theriogenology conference

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The Theriogenology Foundation, in partnership with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, will hold a one day symposium honoring Dr. Michelle LeBlanc at the conclusion of the annual Theriogenology conference, which will take place this year in Baltimore, Maryland, August 20 through 25. The symposium, which will focus on the problem mare, will be held on Saturday, August 25 at t...
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Biosecurity for the traveling show horse

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by Bonnie S. Barr, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM Biosecurity is defined as all practices intended to prevent introduction and spread of infectious (contagious) diseases within a group of horses.  The term "biosecurity” is often times used interchangeably with "infectious disease control.”  Thus, simply put, it means simple routines and conscientious practices which can guard your ...
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Equine Herpesvirus Cliffs Notes

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Equine Herpesvirus-1 has been reported in several states causing alarm in equine communities. EHV-1 is highly contagious among horses and can cause a variety of ailments in equines, including respiratory disease, abortion in broodmares, and myeloencephalopathy (EHM, the neurologic form).Here are the basic facts you should know about Equine Herpesvirus: Overview of Herpesvirus Herpesviruses...
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Rood & Riddle and Merial to host Gastroscopy Event during Country Heir Horse Show

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Competitors at the Kentucky Horse Park have an opportunity for a free gastroscopy exam of their horse June 11-12, during the 2-day break between the Country Heir I and Country Heir II Horseshow. Gastroscopy exams will be held in stalls 1-7 in Barn 4. Merial conducts gastroscopy seminars throughout the year with equine veterinary practices nationwide providing horse owners with the diagnosti...
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UK's Gluck Equine Research Center to host International Conference on Equine Infectious Diseases

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Author: University of Kentucky College of Agriculture LEXINGTON, Ky., (June 19, 2012) – The University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center will host the 9th International Conference on Equine Infectious Diseases (EID IX) Oct. 21-26,at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel. This is the second time this conference has been held in Lexington; the first time was in ...
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Managing Equine Metabolic Syndrome: Medicine meets Farriery

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By Vern Dryden, DVM, CJF Equine laminitis is by far the most destructive and debilitating disease of the horse.  There are many forms and causes of equine laminitis and one of the more common is Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS).  This is a relatively new term that describes a subset of high-risk horses.  These horses are characterized by 1.) insulin resistance (IR),   2...
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Reports on racehorse injury rates, medications misleading

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Earlier this week, the horse racing industry encountered further criticism when an article by the New York Times (found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/11/sports/ill-have-another-had-history-of-ailments-records-show.html?_r=3&pagewanted=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss) alleged that drastic treatments were being given to Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another leading...
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Equine Upper Airway Symposium Registration Open

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Registration is open for the 2012 Equine Upper Airway Symposium, scheduled for September 20-23, at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, Kentucky. The 3 ½ day symposium, sponsored in part by Rood  & Riddle, Optomed and the ACVS  Foundation, offers an intense schedule of lectures and labs designed to present in depth, current information regarding pathophys...
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Rood and Riddle Seminar Will Put Attendees One Step Ahead Come Keeneland Sale Day

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As a result of the overwhelmingly positive feedback received following the Yearling Sales Seminar in Saratoga on July 18th, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is excited to host a second educational forum discussing sales yearlings on August 16th at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, Kentucky. The seminar titled, "Veterinary Concerns at Thoroughbred Sales: Radiographs and Endoscopic Examination...
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Over 13,000 People Celebrate Kentucky's Horse Industry on Hats Off Day

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A big thanks to the over 13,000 people who attended Hats Off Day: A Day to Celebrate Kentucky’s Horse Industry! The gates opened at 4:00pm to big crowds ready to take advantage of the only free day at the Horse Park all year thanks to Central Bank. Equine businesses from the area provided inflatables, pony rides and other activities for families and people of all ages to enjoy. Many ...
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(VIDEO) Nearly 300 Horsemen Attend Rood & Riddle's Yearling Sales Seminar

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On Thursday, August 16 nearly 300 people represented farms, veterinary practices and sales agencies from all over the country at Rood & Riddle's first "Veterinary Concerns at Yearling Sales" seminar. The attendees heard 4 world-renowned Rood & Riddle veterinarians discuss the changes in sale conditions at Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton yearling sales as well as com...
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THOROUGHBRED HUNTER SEA WALKER IS DECLARED ROOD & RIDDLE THOROUGHBRED SPORT HORSE OF THE YEAR.

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Former owners Jill and Paul Valliere will receive the award on behalf of owner Nicole Oliynyk at the Thoroughbred Owner and Breeder Association’s annual Awards Dinner. Between 400 and 500 Thoroughbred owners and breeders will be on hand to congratulate Sea Walker, the 2011 Rood & Riddle Thoroughbred Sport Horse of the Year Award recipient during TOBA’s Awards Dinner ...
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Tenth Annual "Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar" Attracts Over 360 Students to the Bluegrass

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Over three hundred and sixty third year veterinary students traveled to Lexington, Kentucky August 31st through September 2, for the tenth annual Opportunities in Equine Practice Seminar (OEPS). The annual seminar, hosted by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, is supported by the AAEP Foundation, industry partners and equine practitioners from across the United States and Canada.   ...
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