Veterinary Care for the Sport Horse
During the Nov. 1 sport horse symposium held in conjunction with the 2012 Alltech National Horse Show, Chris Newton, DVM, a partner and ambulatory practitioner at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., presented about veterinary care for the modern equine athlete.
During his lecture, Newton discussed the prepurchase exam, how to develop a long-term fitness program, the importance of identifying injuries early, how and why to treat injuries for the long-term, and how we can extend the time until horses ultimately retire.
The Prepurchase Exam
“Doing a very investigative prepurchase exam is exquisitely important,” Newton said. “Gathering information at that point in time is one of the best things you can do when you’re purchasing a horse for competition
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