Bramlage Could Be Released from Hospital May 10

Bramlage Could Be Released from Hospital May 10

Dr. Larry Bramlage

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Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl, ACVS, a leading equine surgeon who suffered a head injury at Churchill Downs last week, could be released from the hospital May 10.

Bramlage was initially treated at University Hospital in Louisville, Ky., after falling from the back of a golf cart May 2 while in the stable area of Churchill Downs. Bramlage was hospitalized again May 8 for undisclosed reasons, according to the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, where he practices.

According to a tweet from Lexington, Ky.-based Rood & Riddle, Bramlage had a CT scan and was in stable condition May 9 at an undisclosed hospital. Doctors also switched Bramlage's medications from intravenous to oral.

"If all goes to plan he will be checked again on Tuesday (May 14) to decide when he will be ready to return to Rood & Riddle," the facility said in a Tweet.

Bramlage was slated to be the representative for the American Association of Equine Practitioners' On-Call Program at the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands. Following the accident, Mary Scollay, DVM, equine medical director for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, assumed Bramlage's duties with the On-Call Program.

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