Richard D. Holder, DVM

Richard D. Holder, DVM, graduated from the University of Texas in 1969 and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1972. He has been an equine practitioner at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates, PSC, in Lexington, Ky., since 1974 with emphasis on reproduction, and he currently holds the office of treasurer for the firm. In the past several years, he has been instrumental in developing the technique for equine ultrasonic fetal sex determination and has given numerous presentations on this subject. Holder is the resident owner of Offutt-Cole Farm in Midway, Ky.

Articles by Richard Holder

Kentucky MRLS 2003 Update

There was some apprehension in Central Kentucky as to whether the elimination of cherry trees and spraying for caterpillars would be enough to decrease the numbers of mare reproductive loss (MRLS) abortions that occurred in 2001, and to a lesser Read More

Filly or Colt? Find Out Before It's Born

Knowing the gender of a foal before it is born helps the horse owner or breeder better manage several different aspects of the horse business. This new management tool is very safe, accurate, and can be incorporated into most breeding programs Read More

Equine Fetal Sex Determination

Knowledge of a fetus’ sex enables the horse owner or breeder to manage several  different aspects of his or her horse business better. For example, the value of a foal frequently is influenced by its gender, depending on its sire or dam. Read More