Press Releases

Alltech, Rood & Riddle announce 2010 Sport Horse Veterinary Symposium

Lexington, Ky.--Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Alltech are once again partnering on a project. This time they are joining together to sponsor a sport horse symposium for veterinarians to be held in conjunction with the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.? The symposium, "Promoting Peak Performance in Equine Athletes," will be held from September 22-24, 2010, at the Marriot Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, Kentucky. ?In addition to this symposium for veterinarians, Rood & Riddle and Alltech will conduct seminars at the Kentucky Horse Park during the Games for non-veterinary attendees.

The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Veterinary Sport Horse Symposium sponsored by Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Alltech will focus on veterinary care for horses involved in sport horse disciplines, including those of the World Equestrian Games: eventing, show jumping, dressage, endurance, reining, vaulting, driving, and para-equestrian.? An international roster of speakers will present in-depth, current information on orthopedic problems, diagnostic imaging, equine podiatry, gait disorders (lameness versus neurological disease), upper and lower respiratory disease, muscle disease, and nutrition.

Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital is the official equine hospital and veterinary partner for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which will be held September 25 through October 10 at the Kentucky Horse Park outside of Lexington, Ky.

Dr. Tom Riddle stated "Rood and Riddle is delighted to partner with Alltech to sponsor a symposium for sport horse veterinarians from around the world. We timed the meeting so that veterinarians could attend the symposium and stay for the Games, which begin the day following the closure of the symposium. We are assembling an outstanding group of speakers who will offer the latest information on veterinary care and nutrition of the sport horse."

Dr. Pearse Lyons said "Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital is the world's foremost equine hospital.? Marketing through education has always been Alltech's philosophy, so what better way to showcase the latest technologies in equine health and nutrition than through this Symposium.? This meeting will bring some of the top equine vets from all over the world to Lexington, Kentucky to discuss the best way to improve the health of our equine athletes."

For information on attending the symposium, please contact Elaine Souers at