News & Education


The veterinary community has experienced many important back-orders this year. Unfortunately, as manufacturers continue to centralize their operations shortages are becoming more common and the veterinarians are the most affected.

These back-orders are one of the reasons that it is so important for veterinarians to have a compounding pharmacy that they trust. While we will never compound a product that is currently available from an FDA approved manufacturer, our goal is to step in seamlessly when shortages come along.

We are committed to finding interesting advancements in veterinary medicine and innovative ways that veterinarians are using medications to share with you!

The Leblanc Reproduction Center at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has developed the following protocol to use Buserelin to induce estrus in mares.

Our pharmacists are excited to answer the call when a custom formulation is needed to better treat your animal! Dr. Woodrow Friend from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital called with a common problem in horses; a wound near the hoof that wouldn't re-granulate in properly and, therefore, was staying open to environmental contaminates. Our pharmacists were ready for the task and developed a barrier-forming powder that can be impregnated with any medication necessary for the treatment of the wound.

With the winter weather quickly approaching and temperatures dropping, the colder weather can bring additional challenges to the daily management of your horse. Modifications to your horse’s care may be necessary to protect your horse from problems that arise.
This article is aimed at offering some helpful hints, tips and suggestions on making sure your horse remains healthy during frigid temperatures.

by: Angela Infante DVM
It's that time of year...WEANING! Whether you are just starting, in the process of doing so or just finishing up, the 2014 foals are well on there way to being on their own! During this time, we can come across a disease that can affect our post - weaned foals... Please see the attached information below which offers a brief synopsis of Lawsonia Intracellaris: what to look for, how it affects your foals, and treatment options.

Please consult your veterinarian as the following equine vaccination protocol is a guideline provided by the AAEP.

The adult horse vaccination protocol that is linked below is meant only for horses greater than one year old and in good health.

The foal and weanling vaccination guidelines are meant only for horses under the age of 12 months and in good health. The vaccination protocol linked below gives seperate guidelines for those foals of greater disease risk and foals with lower disease risk.

Issued by: Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital

Liver Disease in the Horse
Kelly Carlson, DVM, DACVIM

Issued by: Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital

Rood and Riddle held its inaugural Lexington "Veterinary Concerns at Yearling Sales" seminar on August 16, 2012. Over 300 people representing farms, veterinary practices and sales agencies from all over the country were in attendance.
Speakers included world-renowned Rood & Riddle veterinarians, Dr. Larry Bramlage, Dr. Deborah Spike-Pierce, Dr. Scott Pierce and Dr. Bart Barber as mediator. The discussion focused on the changes in sale conditions at Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton yearling sales.
Video 1 includes yearling upper airway examinations and changes to conditions of sale regarding veterinary reports.
Video 2 includes yearling radiographic issues and Dr. Bramlage’s opinion on racing potential based on pre-op and post-op conditions.

Issued by: Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital

Issued by: Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital’s Podiatry Department

Issued by: Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital