Rhonda Rathgeber, DVM, PhD

Rhonda Rathgeber, DVM, is a partner with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky. She also has a PhD in equine anatomy and locomotion from Washington State University.

Articles by Rhonda Rathgeber, DVM, PhD

Vet's Role in Purchase Exams

 The purchase examination can be one of the most confusing aspects of buying a horse. It might take weeks, or even months, of searching to find the most suitable horse. Then your efforts are held under the discretion of the examining Read More

Prepurchase Exam

The purchase examination of the horse has become an important part of the horse industry. Read More

Capped Hock Injury

I have a three-year-old Thoroughbred filly who was shipped from Texas. When she arrived, she had a swelling on her hock that was called a capped hock. What exactly is a capped hock and how should I deal with it? Will it affect her ability to race Read More