February 18th Meeting – Veterinary Panel

Next Membership Meeting

February 18th, 2015 at Fasig-Tipton

Veterinary Panel

Dr. Larry Bramlage, Dr. Thomas Riddle & Dr. Walter Zent

Moderator – Mike Penna

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larry bramlageLawrence 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.

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Dr. Tomas RiddleDr. 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.

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Dr. Walter ZentDr. 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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• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. February 15th, 2015.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk-in seating limited.
• Registration begins at 6:15 P.M. at Fasig Tipton
• Dinner begins at 6:45 P.M.
• Cash, Check and Credit Card payments accepted at the door.
• Please list names of all attendees when making reservations.

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February 18th Meeting – Veterinary Panel

Next Membership Meeting

February 18th, 2015 at Fasig-Tipton

Veterinary Panel

Dr. Larry Bramlage, Dr. Thomas Riddle & Dr. Walter Zent

Moderator – Mike Penna

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larry bramlageLawrence 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.

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Dr. Tomas RiddleDr. 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.

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Dr. Walter ZentDr. 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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• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. February 15th, 2015.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk-in seating limited.
• Registration begins at 6:15 P.M. at Fasig Tipton
• Dinner begins at 6:45 P.M.
• Cash, Check and Credit Card payments accepted at the door.
• Please list names of all attendees when making reservations.

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Colostrum Alert!!

COLOSTRUM ALERTColostrum Reserves are Very Low!

Hagyards  is low and Rood & Riddle
is out of colostrum at this time.

Please help by milking your foaling mares and donating a pint today!

Remember:
The bank is only successful due to the donor farms, without them there would be no bank.

If you are coming to the Farm Manager’s Meeting tonight, bring your colostrum and get a ticket for a free drink on us!!

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January Meeting – Biosecurity with Dr. Roberta Dwyer

Next Membership Meeting

January 21, 2015 at Fasig-Tipton

Dr. Roberta Dwyer

The Joys of Biosecurity for Horse Farms

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Roberta DwyerA native of Iowa, Roberta Dwyer graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following time in private practice, she joined the University of Kentucky in 1986 to complete the Lloyd’s of London Foal Enteric Disease research project. This delineated that rotavirus was a primary cause of foal diarrhea in central Kentucky and led to the development of practical prevention measures for disease outbreaks as well as a Master’s degree.

 Since then she has earned board certification in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and board certification in epidemiology. She has written extensively and made presentations about biosecurity and equine infectious diseases in nine countries. Dr. Dwyer has been the co-editor of the Lloyd’s Equine Disease Quarterly publication since its inception in 1992.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and serves as a subject matter expert for AAEP in Biosecurity and Disaster Planning/Response.

Now a full professor at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center at the University of Kentucky, she directs the largest pre-veterinary advising program in the state as well as having veterinary extension responsibilities. Most recently she has been involved in disaster preparedness and planning for veterinarians and animal owners and is a national trainer for the program “Strengthening Community Agrosecurity Preparedness” which was recently approved by the Department of Homeland Security National Training and Education Division.

She was named Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year, Iowa State University Distinguished Young Alumnus, and most recently received the UK Great Teacher Award from the UK Alumni Association.

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• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. January 18th, 2014.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk-in seating limited.
• Registration begins at 6:15 P.M. at Fasig Tipton
• Dinner begins at 6:45 P.M.
• Cash, Check and Credit Card payments accepted at the door.
• Please list names of all attendees when making reservations.

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December 10th Membership Meeting – 2015 Breeder’s Cup

 

Next Membership Meeting

December 10th, 2014 at the Red Mile Clubhouse

A Representative of Keeneland

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Topic of Discussion: 2015 Breeder’s Cup Races

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• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. December 7th, 2014.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk-in seating limited.
• Registration begins at 6:15 P.M. at Red Mile.
• Dinner begins at 6:45 P.M.
• Cash, Check and Credit Card payments accepted at the door.
• Please list names of all attendees when making reservations.

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Help the TRF reach their goal!!

The club was forwarded this email today and thought it would be great to pass this along!!

Hi, everyone,

You may have heard the great news that TRF friend and supporter Amy Tarrant of Hardacre Farm has issued a $100,000 matching challenge. Any gift made to the TRF between now and December 31, up to a total of $100,000, will be matched by Amy.

Please let your friends, family, and colleagues know of this wonderful opportunity to double their dollars. If you have the opportunity to connect with other TRF donors, please be sure to mention it. Gifts directed to your program will also be doubled, so please feel free to ask people to make gifts directed to your farm.

We have publicized this in recent e-mails, but the full roll out will be with our fall edition of ReNews that should hit mailboxes in the next week. It will include a cover letter asking people to participate. We will follow up with a year-end mailing, as well. Please also don’t forget to remind people that horse sponsorship and TRF merchandise are great holiday gifts.

Thanks for your help and all good wishes for a relaxing, bountiful Thanksgiving.

Best,
Linda

Linda J. Passaretti
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
Director of Development
PO Box 834 | 10 Lake Avenue (shipping)
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 226-0028, x101 | (518) 461-9159 | www.trfinc.org
linda@thoroughbredretirement.org

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Vote in the 2015 Officers & Directors Election

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Free Thanksgiving Meal for Thoroughbred Farm Employees

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Next Membership Meeting – 11/19/14

Next Membership Meeting

November 19th, 2014 at the Red Mile Clubhouse

Barry A. Ball, D.V.M.

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Barry BallDr. Ball received his D.V.M. degree from the University of Georgia in 1981.  After spending time in private practice, he completed a residency at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida in the specialty of clinical reproduction.  Subsequently, he completed his graduate training at Cornell University where his doctoral research examined aspects of early embryonic loss in mares.  He was a member of the faculty in Clinical Sciences at Cornell University from 1987 – 1996.  In 1996, he was appointed as the first John P. Hughes Endowed Chair in Equine Reproduction at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis.  In 2010, he was appointed as the first Albert Clay Endowed Chair in Equine Reproduction at the Gluck Equine Research Center, Lexington, KY.  Dr. Ball’s current research emphasis is directed toward reproductive endocrinology and pregnancy loss in mares.

Dr. Ball is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists.  He has received numerous awards related to his research and teaching in equine reproduction including the SmithKline Beecham Award for Research Excellence from Cornell University, the Excellence in Equine Research Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Schering-Plough Award for Outstanding Research in Equine Reproduction from the World Equine Veterinary Association, the Carl Norden – Pfizer Distinguished Teacher award from the School of Veterinary Medicine, UC-Davis and Theriogenologist of the Year from the American College of Theriogenologists.  Dr. Ball completed a sabbatical leave as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar at the University of Cambridge and the Equine Fertility Unit in Newmarket during 2004-05.  He serves on the International Equine Reproduction Symposium Committee and Trust as well as the Theriogenology Foundation Board, and he is currently president of the American College of Theriogenologists.

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• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. November 16th, 2014.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk-in seating limited.
• Registration begins at 6:15 P.M. at Red Mile.
• Dinner begins at 6:45 P.M.
• Cash, Check and Credit Card payments accepted at the door.
• Please list names of all attendees when making reservations.

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Next Membership Meeting

October 8th, 2014 at the Red Mile Clubhouse

Trainers Panel

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Michael Lauer, Wesley Ward and Philip & Victoria Oliver

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• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. October 6th, 2014.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk-in seating limited.
• Registration begins at 6:15 P.M. at Red Mile.
• Dinner begins at 6:45 P.M.
• Cash, Check and Credit Card payments accepted at the door.
• Please list names of all attendees when making reservations.

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