Next Membership Meeting
February 18th, 2015 at Fasig-Tipton
Dr. Larry Bramlage, Dr. Thomas Riddle & Dr. Walter Zent
Moderator – Mike Penna
Lawrence Bramlage, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, is an internationally recognized equine orthopedic surgeon and a partner in Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Dr. Bramlage will serve as the AAEP On Call veterinarian for the 2013 Triple Crown.
Dr. Bramlage is a 1975 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He received a Master of Science degree in 1978 from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he served as an associate professor of equine surgery prior to joining Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in 1989. He became a member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons as a diplomate in 1983.
A past president of the AAEP and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. Bramlage is widely acclaimed for his contributions to the care of the racehorse. His many honors include the 1994 Jockey Club Medal for his contributions to Thoroughbred racing, the 1997 Tierlink Hochmoor Prize for his work concerning the internal fixation of fractures and the 2010 American College of Veterinary Surgeons Foundation Legends award for his development of the fetlock arthrodesis procedure for horses. He was elected to membership in The Jockey Club in 2002 and to Distinguished Lifetime Membership in the AAEP in 2010.
Dr. Bramlage has served as an AAEP On Call veterinarian since 1993 and covers such major events as the Triple Crown races and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
Dr. Tom Riddle, the son of a veterinarian, was born and raised in Greenville, S.C., and graduated from Wake Forest University in 1974 and the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. After graduation from veterinary school, he travelled to Lexington, KY to serve an internship with Dr. Don Witherspoon at Leslie Combs’ Spendthrift Farm. Following his internship, he spent another three years working at Spendthrift, which was at the top of its game in the late 70’s and early 80’s. In 1978 Seattle Slew retired to stud at Spendthrift having won the Triple Crown the year before, and in ’79 Affirmed retired to stud there having won the Triple Crown the previous year.
In 1982 Riddle joined Bill Rood in his ambulatory practice in Lexington and Rood and Riddle was formed. In 1985 Rood and Riddle purchased land on Georgetown Road and broke ground for their new hospital.
Riddle has served as president of the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners, the Society for Theriogenology and the Theriogenology Foundation.
He received the Steiner Award for Excellence in the Practice of Theriogenology and he is an honorary member of the American College of Theriogenologists.
Riddle was the first person to recognize and report the 2001 abortion outbreak which became known as Mare Reproduction Loss Syndrome. Clinically he has special interests in uterine culture and cytology, early twin management, fetal sexing, and diagnostic ultrasound of the mare’s reproductive tract.
Riddle currently has a busy breeding farm practice in Central Kentucky and serves as Director of Public Relations for Rood and Riddle.
Riddle is married to lifelong horsewoman, Margaret Alexander Riddle, and together they have three children, daughter Peden, who is married to equine veterinarian, Bryan Fraley, son Alex who is Director of Sales for Rood and Riddle Veterinary Pharmacy, and son Davis who is currently working in Haiti teaching English and coaching soccer.
Dr. Walter Zent graduated from Cornell University, School of Veterinary Medicine, in 1963. He did an internship at Purdue University for one year followed by two years at the University of Kentucky, Department of Veterinary Science, investigating infectious disease outbreaks and pathology with Drs. Bryans, Doll and Rooney. From 1966 to present, he has been an equine practitioner at the Hagyard Equine Medical.
Dr. Zent served as President of the Society for Theriogenology 2005-2006 and is an active member and past officer of many professional veterinary equine organizations on the national, state, and local level. He has had the privilege of making numerous oral presentations on the national and international level, written several book chapters and routinely contributes articles for publication as requested. Dr. Zent presently serves on the committee for the Hagyard Bluegrass Equine Symposium as well as the committee for the 2010 and 2014 International Symposium on Equine Reproduction.
He and his wife are involved as owners and breeders in the Thoroughbred industry and reside on their farm in Lexington
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• Dinner begins at 6:45 P.M.
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