Readers can now take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the leading equine veterinary hospitals with the release of Equine ER: Stories From a Year in the Life of an Equine Veterinary Hospital
. Published by Eclipse Press, the book captures the often dramatic, sometimes heartbreaking, but all-inspiring stories author Leslie Guttman witnessed during a year as the proverbial "fly on the wall" at the world-renowned Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Order now
Guttman has included excerpts, photos, videos, and bonus chapters in her Equine ER blog on TheHorse.com
Written in the tradition of James Herriot, Equine ER
explores the power of the human-horse connection, through the lens of Rood & Riddle. At the hospital, an elite team of vets performs cutting-edge medicine on their four-footed patients, whether it is an experimental drug on a mare dying of pleural pneumonia, or surgery to save a famous racehorse. The book follows the emotional journeys that doctors and owners embark on when a beloved horse becomes ill.
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is a full-service equine hospital established in 1986 as a referral center for horses requiring specialized medical and surgical care. Today Rood & Riddle is known and respected throughout the world for innovative and highly skilled treatment of horses. The hospital facility offers a full range of services including surgery, internal medicine, advanced diagnostic imaging, a focused Podiatry Center and specialized Reproductive Center. Rood & Riddle is the official equine hospital and veterinary partner of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2010.
Equine ER is available for $18.95.
Disclaimer: Seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian before proceeding with any diagnosis, treatment, or therapy.