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Press Release Date:  April 13, 2005
Contact:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209,,

         LEXINGTON, KY (April 13, 2005)  Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital will hold an educational seminar for horse owners on April 28 during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park. 

        The seminar offers information on the latest veterinary technology specifically pertaining to competing the sport horse.  Proceeds will benefit the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. Topics to be covered during the seminar will include:

         Upper Airway Disease and the Equine Athlete, by Dr. Brett Woodie.  Dr. Woodie was actively involved in research of the equine upper respiratory tract while on staff at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.  In his practice at Rood and Riddle, he concentrates on soft tissue surgery with emphasis on upper respiratory tract surgery.

         Vaccinating Your Sport Horse, by Dr. Chris Newton.  Dr Newton has been involved in eventing as a competitor. He is a primary and preventative care practitioner at Rood and Riddle, with a large part of his practice devoted to equine sports medicine, physical therapy and alternative medicine.

         Acupuncture and the Performance Horse, by Dr. Kathleen Paasch.  Dr Paasch has worked as an assistant to renowned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Larry Bramlage at Rood and Riddle.  She received her acupuncture training through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and concentrates her practice on lameness and orthopedics.

         Equine Nutrition with Emphasis on the Athlete, by Dr. David Pugh.  Dr. Pugh is double boarded in Nutrition and Theriogenology.  Formerly on staff at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Pugh is currently on staff with Fort Dodge as a Field Veterinary Consultant.

          The seminars will be held in the South Theater of the Kentucky Horse Park following the day’s dressage competition, from 4 to 6 pm, with a reception to follow, sponsored by Fort Dodge Animal Health.  Admission to the seminar is $5.  Tickets can be purchased in the Visitor Information Center at the Kentucky Horse Park

          For more information, contact Robin Murray at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, or 859-233-0371.


          The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse.  The park is an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet that hosted 913,000 visitors and 80 special events and horse shows in 2003.  The park is located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington.  The place to get close to horses, the park is open daily March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 14.


Last updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2005