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NEWS & EDUCATION

NEW Kinetic Vet Product ArmourGuardĀ® RTU - Article by Dr.Scott Pierce

A new category / concept in biosecurity for veterinary medicine has recently been introduced to the marketplace.  What makes this a new category?  Not your routine disinfectant, Si-Quats are used as a final antimicrobial finish.  The interesting feature here is the length and durability of the antimicrobial effect.  After application and drying, Si-Quats form a durable poly...

Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Kentucky Performance Products: Switching Vaccine Sources

QUESTION: Since some veterinarians and farms use different types of vaccines, is it a problem to buy an individual and start it on another type? DR. KEVIN HYDE: The short answer to this question is no. In this day and age, vaccines from all of the major pharmaceutical companies have a significant amount of research behind them and do a good job of protecting our horses from the dise...

RRVP Featured in LEX18's We're Open Kentucky Segment

LEX18 visited our pharmacy and interviewed one of our Pharmacists to explain how our daily business has changed during the pandemic. One of the biggest adaptions was compounding Hand Sanitizer for our veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. It was such a hit with the vets, we decided to provide it for our local farms. After much success, we are now making it available to everyone, i...

Compounded Hand Sanitizer for Sale!

During these unprecedented times the FDA is allowing temporary compounding of alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers. By utilizing CDC guidelines, Rood & Riddle Veterinary Pharmacy has created a liquid spray hand sanitizer formulation we are proud to offer for sale. With this product, please note the below changes: We can ship 5oz, 8oz, 16oz and 1-liter sizes as long as one individual b...

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New Barrier Forming Wound Powder

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 bar...

Equine Vaccination Protocol

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...

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Understanding Equine Cushing's Disease

Understanding Equine Cushing's Disease Bonnie S. Barr, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM Equine Cushing's disease is the most common disease of the hormonal (endocrine) system. A more appropriate term is Pituitary Pars Intermediate Dysfunction (PPID) because it reflects the location within the brain that is abnormal. The pituitary gland is made up of 3 lobes and is located at the base of the br...

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Liver Disease in the Horse

Liver Disease in the Horse Kelly Carlson, DVM, DACVIM     The liver is one of the largest organs in the equine body and is responsible for multiple functions.  The liver serves to metabolize nutrients  (such as carbohydrates, protein and lipids) from the gastrointestinal tract, then prepares them for use by other tissues.  The liver also st...

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Managing Equine Metabolic Syndrome: Medicine Meets Farriery

  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.) obesity and/...

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Distal Limb Cryotherapy

The podiatry department would like to make the following recommendations for distal limb cryotherapy for the prevention of laminitis.  These recommendations are based on work done by Pollit and van Eps in Queensland Aus. and published in 2004, 2009 and 2011.  Recent, and as yet unpublished, work also shows that cyrotherapy performed in the early acute stage of laminitis may reduce th...

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Compounding Pharmacies: The Real Truth

Compounding Pharmacies: The Real Truth Bart Barber, DVM   "Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health [and] the relief of animal suffering." Veterinary oath   The ability of the veterinarian to relieve animal suffe...

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