Straight From the Horse’s Mouth: Sports Medicine, Tricky Cases and Deciphering Diagnostic Modalities

Summer Dinner and Discussion Hosted by the Kentucky Horse Council

If you’ve ever wondered how veterinarians hone their sleuthing skills, if your horse qualifies for a “sports medicine” vet or what all those high-tech diagnostic thingamajigs DO, you are not alone! We hope you’ll join the Kentucky Horse Council and a team of veterinarians from Hagyard Equine Medical Institute for our Summer Dinner & Discussion on Tuesday, July 16, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute’s Sport Horse Complex. All equine enthusiasts are welcomed and audience questions are encouraged.

With experience in caring for everything from hunters, jumpers, Saddlebreds, trail horses, eventers, dressage, reining horses and more, the veterinarians at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute are some of the best in the world – and they’ve seen some of the most interesting cases.

This multi-doctor panel will go over some of their more-unusual cases, offering how they came to a diagnosis and what modalities they used to do so. They will also offer insight into the diagnostics available at Hagyard and on what types of cases these modalities perform best. These include nuclear scintigraphy, ultrasound MRI, Hallmarq standing MRI and MILE-PET scan.

“Horse owners living in Kentucky are in an enviable position: We not only have access to a world-class veterinary hospital with state-of-the-art diagnostics and imaging capabilities like Hagyard, we also have the best veterinarians in the world at the ready to assist in all manner of veterinary cases,” said Jen Roytz, co-owner of Brownstead Farm in Versailles, Kentucky, and vice president of the Kentucky Horse Council. “As the old adage goes, ‘knowledge is power,’ and the more knowledgeable we as horse owners are about the diagnostics and treatment modalities available, the better prepared we will be to manage our horses effectively, should they become injured.”

This dinner is part of the Horse Council’s Dinner & Discussion event series, which provides an educational and social venue for equine professionals and horse enthusiasts from all breeds and disciplines to share ideas, business strategies and knowledge; and to obtain up-to-date information on horse and farm management, as well as on issues affecting the equine industry.

For details and reservations for the July 16 event, click here. Tickets are $35.

ABOUT THE KENTUCKY HORSE COUNCIL: The Kentucky Horse Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and development of the Kentucky equine community through education and leadership. The KHC provides educational programs like large animal emergency rescue training and livestock investigation training; networking opportunities through the Dinner & Discussion series; personal liability insurance through individual and family memberships; and financial assistance programs for horse owners in need through the Save Our Horses (SOHO) fund. Learn more at

Kentucky Horse Council
Sarah Coleman, Executive Director
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