Keyword: Hagyard-Davidson-McGee

  • Doug Byars, D.V.M.

    Kentucky Horses Lose a Friend in Vet Byars

    On the morning of July 8, the word "irreplaceable" kept bouncing around the head of Old Friends founder Michael Blowen as he thought about the previous night's death of Central Kentucky veterinarian Doug Byars, D.V.M.

  • Steiner Dies From Head Injuries

    Dr. John Steiner, an equine reproductive specialist who was a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists and served as the organization's president in 2005-2006, died May 26 at the Albany Medical Center in New York.

  • Nureyev

    A Look Back: Saving Nureyev

    In October 1987, Walmac International and its veterinarians went to extensive lengths to save the life of stallion Nureyev. Those efforts paid off, adding 14 years to the horse's life. When the son of Northern Dancer died this past Oct. 29 at age 24, he had been represented by 130 stakes winners. This article detailing how Nureyev was saved in 1987 was originally published in the Oct. 10, 1987 <i>Blood-Horse</i>.

  • Werner Discusses Equine Herpes Outbreak

    For trainer Ronny Werner, the May 18 quarantine that effectively closed down three barns on the backside of Churchill Downs due to the suspected outbreak of equine herpes virus came exactly one week after a filly under his care went down in her stall and inexplicably lost all mobility.

  • Cardiologist Dr. John Gurley works on the foal being held by Tara Spach. Ultrasound screen in foreground shows the foal&#39;s heart and the colored area highlights the defect.

    Vet, Cardiologist Look at Foal's Heart

    A human interventional cardiologist and an equine veterinarian in Lexington, Ky. have successfully completed the first step of a landmark procedure to repair a heart problem called a –ventricular septal defect” in a foal. The procedure was performed July 9.

  • Congaree, will miss the Commonwealth Breeders&#39;s Cup.

    Congaree Treated for Colic; Won't Go in Commonwealth

    Stonerside Stable's Congaree, who has earned more than $3.25 million so far in his career, was expected back at Bob Baffert's barn at Keeneland Racecourse Thursday morning after being treated overnight for colic at Hagyard-Davidson- McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington, Ky.

  • Vet Clinic To Host Animal Rescue Course

    Hagyard-Davidson McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington will be hosting a three-day animal rescue course Jan. 2-4 at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • The Caterpillar Is Innocent

    <i>By Jenny Taylor</i> -- The culprit for MRLS was an unseasonable weather-induced pasture change, which caused pregnant mares to have an acute nitrogen overload, and subsequent ammonia-induced abortions.

  • More Numbers Available on MRLS

    Numbers from Rood and Riddle Equine Clinic in the Lexington area have helped estimate the current early fetal loss rate at somewhere between 5% and 12% for mares checked between April 30 and May 17.

  • Early Fetal Loss Low; Caterpillars Involved

    According to Dr. Richard Holder, a practitioner with the Lexington, Ky., firm of Hagyard-Davidson-McGee who specializes in mare reproduction and fetal sexing, early fetal loss is occurring this year as it did last year, just at a <i>much<i> lower rate.

  • Unbridled: 'A Wonderful Privilege to Be Around'

    Dr. Douglar Byars, respected surgeon at the Hagyard-Davidson-McGee equine hospital near Lexington, spoke with <i>The Blood-Horse </i>about the unsuccessful efforts to save Claiborne Farm stallion Unbridled, calling the 1990 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner "the most extraordinary, patient horse I've ever been around."

  • Unbridled, who was euthanized Thursday.

    1990 Kentucky Derby Winner Unbridled Euthanized

    Major sire Unbridled, who underwent two operations at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington in September, was euthanized Oct. 18 at the clinic after a severe bout of colic.

  • Vets Following Progress of Pregnant Mares in Kentucky

    Several reproductive specialists at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary firm in Lexington, Ky., are following about 100 pregnant mares. These are mares from farms which were either affected or unaffected by Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome this spring; are 15 years old or younger; were bred March 15 or earlier; and are not going through the sales and will remain in Kentucky to foal next spring.

  • Pericarditis Cases Still Being Seen in Kentucky

    Horse owners should not become too lax even though researchers say the insult that caused the foal losses and other health problems this spring in Kentucky and other states probably is past. There still are lingering problems in the aftermath of the initial injury.

  • Dr. Doug Byars, head of the medicine unit at Hagyard- Davidson-McGee veterinary firm.

    Foal Loss Syndrome Update: Count Exceeds 500

    The third week of May in Central Kentucky was marked by cautious optimism, with the slowing of early fetal and late-term gestation loss, growing frustration among industry professionals, and much-needed rain. The Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center has received more than 500 dead fetuses/foals this spring. Some veterinarians are predicting that the 2001 Kentucky foal crop could be reduced 5% to 10%, and the 2002 foal crop might drop 30% to 40% or more.

  • Kentucky Veterinarian Seeing Increase in Laminitis Cases

    Dr. Rhonda Rathgeber, a veterinarian with Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary firm in Lexington, Ky., specializes in performance horse problems. She said in the past 10 days, she has seen "a lot of riding horses lame with an associated colitis (inflammation of the large or small colon). I've talked to one other vet who has seen the same thing," she said. It is unknown whether this increase in laminitis is associated with the other problems currently running through the horse industry and thought to be caused by mycotoxins.

  • Dr. Doug Byars, veterinary reproductive specialist at Hagyard-Davidson-Mcgee in Lexington

    FAQs: An Interview With Dr. Doug Byars on Excessive Foal Loss

    Dr. Doug Byars, a veterinary reproductive specialist at Hagyard-Davidson-Mcgee near Lexington, offers the latest information and advice to horse owners and farm managers concerning the excessive loss of late-term and near term foals. He was interviewed by Kimberly S. Graetz, editor of <i>The Horse: Your Guide to Equine Health Care</i> (www.thehorse.com) and a contributing editor to <i>The Blood-Horse</i>.

  • Champion Caressing has recovered from an illness and is being returned to training.

    Caressing to Return to Training

    Caressing, the Eclipse Award-winning juvenile filly in 2000, will go back into training by the end of March, according to trainer David Vance. Winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (g. I), Caressing was scheduled to make her 2001 debut in the Honeybee (g. III) at Oaklawn Park March 10. However, she came down with a fever and a bad blood count, and went off her feed the week before the race.

  • Unbridled, Claiborne Farm stallion, has returned home

    Unbridled Back to Claiborne

    Syndicated Claiborne Farm stallion Unbridled, who was taken to Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington on Sept. 3 after suffering a mild case of colic, returned to Claiborne this morning.