Forum offered as part of World Games support

November 21, 2009

The official veterinary sponsor for next year's World Equestrian Games in Kentucky intends running educational forums for vets and horse owners as part of its support.

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is joining with Alltech and the American Association of Equine Practitioners to sponsor a sport horse symposium for veterinarians and another for horse owners, to be held in conjunction with the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which opens September 25 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.

The continuing education programme for veterinarians, titled "Promoting Peak Performance in Equine Athletes", will be held from September 22-24, 2010, finishing the day before the Games begin.

An international roster of speakers will present information on orthopaedic problems, diagnostic imaging, equine podiatry, lameness versus neurological disease, upper and respiratory disease, muscle disease, and nutrition.

Featured speakers include orthopaedic surgeon Dr Larry Bramlage, and internal medicine specialist Dr Steve Reed from Rood & Riddle, as well as Dr Kent Allen, Dr Wayne McIlwraith, and Dr Jean-Marie Denoix.

A one-day horse owner workshop is scheduled for September 24. It will be conducted by veterinarians and nutritionists to provide horse owners, trainers, managers, and riders with information for managing injuries and maintaining peak performance in the sport and performance horse.

Registration will be available for both programmes in June 2010.

In addition, Rood & Riddle will also host hospital tours, short lectures and demonstrations throughout the weeks of the Games.

Some of these offerings will be available in the exhibit area at the Kentucky Horse Park. Schedules and appointment information will be posted at www.roodandriddle.com in May 2010.