Welcome to EquiManagement’s podcast Disease Du Jour, where each podcast will delve into the research and current best practices for a variety of equine health problems with industry experts.
Episode 2 features Tom Riddle, DVM, DACT (hon), a founding partner of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, discussing breeding season procedures that he has developed over his decades-long practice.
The son of a veterinarian, Riddle graduated from Wake Forest University in 1974 and the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. He is an honorary member of the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT).
After graduation, Riddle served an internship with Dr. Don Witherspoon at Leslie Combs’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, then worked another three years working at Spendthrift.
In 1982, Dr. Riddle joined Dr. Bill Rood to form Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. In 1985, they purchased land on Georgetown Road and broke ground for their new hospital.
Riddle has served as president of the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners, the Society for Theriogenology, and the Theriogenology Foundation. He received the Steiner Award for Excellence in the Practice of Theriogenology.
Riddle was the first person to recognize and report the 2001 abortion outbreak that became known as Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome.
Clinically, Riddle has special interests in uterine culture and cytology, early twin management, fetal sexing, and diagnostic ultrasound of the mare’s reproductive tract.
Past and Future Podcasts
Did you miss the first installment of the Disease Du Jour podcasts from EquiManagement? You can click on Episode 1 with Dr. Steve Reed to learn more about equine herpesvirus.
Make sure and join us for upcoming episodes that will include Equine Influenza with Dr. Tom Chambers, Diseases of Foals with Dr. Bonnie Barr, Abortive Diseases in Mares with Dr. Peter Timoney, and Equine Veterinarians Influence Biosecurity on Boarding Farms with Dr. Roberta Dwyer.
Kimberly S. Brown, Editor of EquiManagement, is your host for these podcasts created for equine veterinarians, vet students, vet techs and professionals in the industry.