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SEP 2018

The Horse:Your Guide To Equine Health Care provides monthly equine health care information to horse owners, breeders, veterinarians, barn/farm managers, trainer/riding instructors, and others involved in the hands-on care of the horse.

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11 September 2018 THE HORSE Florida Veterinary Medical Association. Brokken has an interest in diagnosing and treating lameness in racing Thor- oughbreds. He and his wife, Sally, have two grown sons, Todd and Matt, who are equine veterinarians. He enjoys play- ing golf, fishing, and other active sports. ■ Ann Dwyer, DVM, grew up in Man- lius, New York, where she competed in combined training as a charter member of the Limestone Pony Club. She earned a biology degree from Mount Holyoke College, then spent time as a groom and exercise rider at several East Coast race- tracks. Dwyer has practiced at Genesee Valley Equine Clinic, in Scottsville, New York, since graduating from Cornell University in 1983, and was a partner in the business from 1995 to 2017. Since entering equine practice Dwyer has pursued her interest in equine oph- thalmology and practice management and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences. She has published six book chapters and multiple papers in peer- reviewed journals on equine eye disease. She's a reviewer for Veterinary Ophthalmol- ogy, Equine Veterinary Education, and Equine Veterinary Journal, and was named an Honor- ary Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Ophthal- mology in 2011. She has been active in organized veterinary medicine, serving as AAEP president in 2013. She currently is the vice chair of the Advisory Council of Cornell University's Veterinary College and a member of the Advisory Board of the Flaum Eye Institute at the Univer- sity of Rochester School of Medicine. In her spare time Dwyer enjoys kaya- king, local theater, and playing the cello. ■ Benjamin Espy, DVM, Dipl. ACT, received a biology degree from Duke University in 1991. In 1996 he earned his veterinary degree at Texas A&M University. He is board-certified in theriogenology. In addition to being licensed to prac- tice acupuncture, he is the past chair- man of the AAEP Owner Education Committee and has served on the boards of directors for AAEP, the American College of Theriogenology, and King Ranch. Espy has also served as the AAEP liaison for the Texas Equine Veterinary Association's Board of Directors. He serves on the Texas Veterinary Medical Examiners' ethics and grievance committee. Espy is a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) veterinarian and has been the head of veterinary services at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo for 20 years. He's a consultant on the PRCA's Animal Care and Welfare Com- mittee and was a 2016 and 2017 finalist for the PRCA Veterinarian of the Year. Espy was recently named to the AAEP's Educational Program Committee. ■ Jenifer R. Gold, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVECC, graduated from a dual pro- gram at Washington State University (WSU)/Oregon State University in 2002. She completed a rotating internship in equine medicine and surgery at Mid- Atlantic Equine Medical Center in 2003 before completing a three-year resi- dency in large animal internal medicine at Cornell University and earning her diplomate status in that specialty. Gold worked in private practice for two years before taking a clinical assistant profes- sor position at Texas A&M University's Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences. There she completed a two- year fellowship in emergency medicine and critical care and became a large animal diplomate in that specialty. Gold did a locum at Dubai Equine Hospital, in the United Arab Emirates, where she worked on endurance, race, and performance horses. Gold is a clinical associate professor in equine internal medicine at WSU. Her areas of interest are neonatology/sepsis, respira- tory physiology/exercise-induced pulmo- nary hemorrhage, pain management, and endocrine/metabolic disease. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, she was an international mountaineering and whitewater rafting guide for 20 years. ■ Kyla Ortved, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, ACVSMR, is an assistant professor of large animal surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square. She received her DVM from the University of Guelph in 2006 and completed her large animal surgical residency training at Cornell University in 2010. Ortved became boarded with the ACVS in 2011. Fol- lowing her residency, Ortved obtained a PhD in equine cartilage repair at Cornell. In February 2016 she be- came boarded with the American College of Vet- erinary Sports Medicine and Rehabili- tation. Ortved joined the large animal surgery faculty at New Bolton Center in 2016, where she is focused on orthope- dic surgery and research on gene and cell therapies for improving cartilage repair and preventing osteoarthritis. ■ Debra Taylor, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, is a 1990 graduate of Auburn Univer- sity's College of Veterinary Medicine, in Alabama. After a stint as a mixed- animal practitioner, she completed her internal medicine residency at Auburn in 1994, becoming a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1995. She then earned a master's degree in the depart- ment of pathobiology. Taylor has worked in Auburn's Large Animal Internal Medicine Ambulatory Service since 1995, and she's currently an associate professor. She was named the Continuing Educator of the Year, Equine, at the Western States Veterinary Conference in 2010 and 2013. Taylor's passion is equine podiatry— the professional study, care, and treatment of the foot. Her interest lies in discovering methods to readjust the load of a laminitic foot to promote heal- ing. She's given 92 presentations and published 27 journal articles and three book chapters.

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