Easing an Old Horse’s Stiffness

Get advice about keeping senior horses’ joints comfortable from Dr. Bryan Waldridge, who treats retired champion racehorses at Old Friends, in Georgetown, Kentucky.
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Easing an Old Horse
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Get advice about keeping senior horses’ joints comfortable from Dr. Bryan Waldridge, who treats retired champion racehorses at Old Friends, in Georgetown, Kentucky.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask TheHorse Live Q&A, “Give Your Old Horse the Best Care!” Listen to the full recording here.

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Bryan Waldridge, DVM, MS, Dipl. ABVP, ACVIM, is a veterinarian at Park Equine Hospital, in Lexington, Kentucky. He also serves as veterinarian at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, where he cares for an aging equine population. He received his veterinary degree from Auburn University, and upon graduation became a faculty member teaching large animal internal medicine at Tuskegee University and Auburn University. He then worked for Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, as an internal medicine clinician. Waldridge also served as a resident veterinarian for Kentucky Equine Research, where he was responsible for herd health of research horses and overseeing nutritional research and new product development. He was also the treating veterinarian at the equine quarantine facility for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Most recently Waldridge worked for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, where he was the treating veterinarian and worked the 2015 Breeders’ Cup at Lexington’s Keeneland Race Course. Waldridge has a special interest in internal medicine and clinical pathology. He and his wife, Sonja reside in Georgetown, Kentucky.

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