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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.
Articles by Raul Bras, DVM, CJF
Posted by Raul Bras, DVM, CJF | Jan 25, 2019 | Anatomy & Physiology, Arthritis & Degenerative Joint Disease, Arthritis & Degenerative Joint Disease, Commentary, Diagnosing Hoof Lameness, Diagnosing Lameness, Hoof Anatomy & Physiology, Hoof Care, Hoof Problems, Horse Care, Injuries & Lameness, Lameness, Monitoring Exercise Performance, Muscle and Joint Problems, Musculoskeletal System, Performance Horse Health Commentary Series, Sports Medicine
Also known as “buttress foot,” this condition primarily affects horses with poor leg conformation in high-impact disciplines. A veterinary podiatry expert explains.Read More
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.Read More