Equine veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) On Call program will assist NBC Sports with horse health information during the Nov. 1–2 Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, Calif.
Equine surgeons Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, and Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, Dipl. ACVS, will be available to provide timely health reports to the media and viewing audience regarding the athletes in each race.
Bramlage is a partner at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. He is a past president of the AAEP and a past chairman of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation’s Research Committee. He is a recipient of The Jockey Club Gold Medal.
McIlwraith, who also is an AAEP past president, is a Colorado State University professor in clinical sciences, holder of the Barbara Cox Anthony Endowed Chair, and director of the CSU Orthopaedic Research Center.
Both Bramlage and McIlwraith are board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
The On Call program, which started in 1993, serves over 30 televised equine events annually. Nearly 20 media-trained AAEP-member veterinarians share their veterinary expertise as On Call spokespersons.
Disclaimer: Seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian before proceeding with any diagnosis, treatment, or therapy.