Raul Bras, DVM, CJF

Raul Bras DVM, CJF, grew up in Puerto Rico where he showed and bred Paso Fino horses. He earned his undergraduate degree in animal science from Louisiana State University, graduated from Ross University Veterinary School in 2005, and completed his clinical year at Auburn University. In 2005, Bras completed a surgery internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, Kentucky. The following year he stayed on as an associate veterinarian in Rood & Riddle’s podiatry department, where he’s now a shareholder. Bras completed Cornell University's farrier program in 2007 and became an American Farriers Association Certified Journeyman Farrier in 2010. In addition to providing his expertise in equine podiatry in Lexington, Bras travels throughout the United States and internationally to treat horses. He’s devoted to the betterment of the vet-farrier relationship. In 2015, he was inducted into the International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame.

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Preventing Thrush in Horses

My horse’s frog was soft and the part toward the heel was white like the stomach of a dead frog. How do I treat this and keep my horse’s feet dry?

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Speedy Splint Recovery

Do you have any suggestions for speeding the time it takes for proximal splints (in the forelimbs) to resolve?

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Mystery Lameness, Part 2: Dr. Raul Bras

Equine podiatrist, certified farrier, and frequent lecturer Dr. Raul Bras of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., shares bizarre lameness cases from his practice. You won’t believe what the imaging shows! Part 2 of 3.

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Dry Feet

My horse developed dry, cracked, and brittle hooves this spring. Why the change?

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