Dr. Tom Riddle publishes a book; Profits for the benefit of two foundations


A new book that will be on every veterinarian’s and horse breeder’s Christmas list has just been released. Half the Riddle (from Rood and Riddle) was written by Tom Riddle, DVM, one of the co-founders of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital.

The book includes stories from her childhood and career, as well as Riddle’s advice in a practical guide to mare breeding created over decades of hands-on practice. The blend of science and storytelling in this book allows Riddle to recount his role in establishing one of the largest equine veterinary practices in the world while developing a decades-long combination of skills that are art and science of mare reproduction.

With a combination of humility and pride, Riddle recounts how he and Dr. Bill Rood teamed up and built a veterinary practice, which now has locations in Lexington, Kentucky, Saratoga Springs, New York, and Wellington, Florida. Rood & Riddle has earned a national and international reputation for excellence in equine veterinary medicine.

“In The Riddle Half, Dr. Tom Riddle shares all the hard-earned wisdom gained over more than forty years of an amazing career in veterinary medicine. Moreover, he transmits the scheme of his life… The golden rule. A must-read for veterinarians and broodmare managers everywhere!”—John Williams, Former manager at Spendthrift Farm

All proceeds from the sale of Half the Riddle (from Rood and Riddle) go to The Horse Foundationthe charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) which supports horses and riders around the world, and the Theriogenology Foundationthe global non-profit organization of veterinarians dedicated to animal reproduction.

The book can be purchased by contacting Rood & Riddle Veterinary Pharmacy at 859-246-0112 or online at RRVP.com.

The book will be available to ship after November 9, so place your order early! For a signed copy, $5.00 will be added to the purchase price. All profits from the sale of the book will go to the Foundation for the Horse (AAEP) and the Theriogenology Foundation

About Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

Rood & Riddle began as an outpatient practice in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1982 and established a full-service equine hospital in 1986. Today, the practice is known and respected worldwide for the innovative and highly skilled treatment of horses. Rood & Riddle continues its tradition of excellence into the 21st century by serving as a referral center for horses requiring specialist medical and surgical care and providing ambulatory care for all breeds and disciplines. With the original hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, and satellite hospitals in Saratoga Springs, New York, and Wellington, Florida, Rood & Riddle maintains an unwavering commitment to quality, both in horse care and in our relationships with customers and the community.