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Give Your Old Horse the Best Care!
Episode 913th September 2019 • Ask The Horse • The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care
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Aging horses often require individualized care to keep them comfortable and happy. Join our host, Michelle Anderson, as she interviews Dr. Bryan Waldridge of Park Equine in Lexington, Kentucky. You'll learn about managing older horses with PPID (equine Cushings) and metabolic syndrome, how to help the arthritic older horse, the special nutritional needs of senior horses, colic risk, and more.

Dr. Waldridge is a veterinarian at Park Equine Hospital, in Lexington, Kentucky. He also serves as a veterinarian at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, where he cares for retired champion Thoroughbred racehorses. He received his veterinary degree from Auburn University, and upon graduation became a faculty member teaching large animal internal medicine at Tuskegee University and Auburn University. He then worked for Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, as an internal medicine clinician. Dr. Waldridge also served as a resident veterinarian for Kentucky Equine Research, where he was responsible for herd health of research horses and overseeing nutritional research and new product development. He was also the treating veterinarian at the equine quarantine facility for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Most recently he worked for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, where he was the treating veterinarian and worked the 2015 Breeders’ Cup at Lexington’s Keeneland Race Course. Dr. Waldridge has a special interest in internal medicine and clinical pathology. He and his wife, Sonja, reside in Georgetown, Kentucky.