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Rood & Riddle Q&A: Roarers

Dr. Brett Woodie, a board certified surgeon and partner at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, answers questions about “roarers”—horses with an upper-airway condition that, in serious cases, can adversely affect an equine’s ability to breathe properly during exertion. A large focus of Dr. Woodie’s practice is devoted to helping horses with this condition. He was a member of the Cornell University surgical team that developed a surgical procedure (the Tie-forward) to correct dorsal displacement of the soft palate. In addition, he was instrumental in developing the Cornell Collar, a patented device that offers a surgical alternative by providing throat support […]