AAEP ‘On Call’ Vet to Assist at 2017 Kentucky Derby, Oaks

Dr. Keith Latson will provide timely health reports to the media regarding the athletes in the Kentucky Oaks and Derby.
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An equine veterinarian representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) On Call program will assist NBC Sports with horse-health information during the May 5 and May 6 live racing telecasts at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Keith Latson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, will be on hand to provide timely health reports to the media regarding the athletes in the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby.

Latson is a private surgical and performance equine consultant, focusing on yearling to racing-age Thoroughbreds. He holds a BS in biomedical science, a BS in veterinary science, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. He received his board certification in surgery from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2006 and has been practicing equine medicine and surgery for 15 years.

Latson has published and presented several peer-reviewed scientific papers related to equine surgery. He received the Equine Student Clinical Proficiency Award from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and the James M. Wilson Award for Outstanding Research by a graduate student or resident from the Center for Equine Health at the University of California, Davis. Latson is actively involved in equine nutrition research with the Texas A&M and Montana State universities

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