Welcome to EquiManagement’s podcast Disease Du Jour, where each episode will delve into the research and current best practices for a variety of equine health problems with industry experts.
This episode’s guest is Robert Holland, DVM, PhD, a private practice veterinarian in the Central Kentucky area focusing on respiratory problems and infectious diseases. His topic is Respiratory Tips from the Field.
Holland received is Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994, and he received his PhD in Veterinary Medicine: Virology, at the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center in 2001.
Holland has worked globally consulting with countries and jurisdictions to contain and prevent the spread of disease. He has worked domestically with the USDA and many state veterinarians.
His practice has focused on respiratory disease, allergies and infectious disease in the public and private sectors. In his early years of practice, Holland had the unique opportunity to conduct endoscopic exams on hundreds of horses at the racetrack during the “sponging” scare. It gave him a unique knowledge of the anatomy of the equine throat.
Quality disinfection to prevent the spread of disease is another area of expertise for Holland. He has studied disinfection protocols in both animal and human medicine, and he has adopted the best protocols for the equine environment.