Disease Du Jour Podcast Episode 1: Dr. Steve Reed

The first episode of EquiManagement’s veterinary podcast Disease Du Jour features Dr. Steve Reed, who talks about equine herpesvirus.

Dr. Steve Reed of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital spoke about herpesvirus in Episode 1 of Disease Du Jour. Courtesy Rood and Riddle

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.

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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.

The guest for Episode 1 of Disease Du Jour is Steve Reed, DVM, DACVIM, of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. In this podcast we talk about equine herpesvirus and equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy.

Reed earned his DVM at The Ohio State University, followed by a residency at Michigan State University. He started his academic teaching career at Washington State University, where he taught from 1979-1983. He returned to The Ohio State University, where he spent 26 years as a professor and mentor in the Equine Medicine Department before joining Rood and Riddle, where he is an Internal Medicine Specialist and shareholder of the practice.

Reed also is an Emeritus Professor of The Ohio State University, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Kentucky and is currently the Chairman of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Advisory Committee.

Reed is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is a noted author and editor of numerous scientific articles and textbooks. He has spoken at many state, national and international meetings.

His primary research interests include equine neurologic diseases.

This podcast will focus on equine herpesvirus and what veterinarians should know to recognize, prevent and treat this problem.

There are some great take-home tips and to-dos (and not-to-dos) given by Reed in this podcast as he discusses the state-of-the-art for equine herpesvirus.

In this podcast we discuss why equine herpesvirus knowledge is important to equine veterinarians, and we talk mainly about the respiratory and neurologic forms of the disease.

Other topics of interest for veterinarians that Reed talks about includes whether equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) is on the rise or if veterinarians are just recognizing it more. He gives recommendations for suspecting and diagnosing EHM and the timing of treatments for this disease.

There is also a discussion on very practical biosecurity at home and at events, as well as biosecurity for your veterinary practice.

We talk about the best ways to avoid equine herpesvirus, and Reed offers some “outside the box” experiences about this disease.

This episode of Disease Du Jour is brought to you by EquineVetEdu.com, a free online educational platform from the AVMA PLIT and EquiManagement.com.

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