UC Davis Provides Veterinary Care for 102nd Red Bluff Round-Up
The Large Animal Clinic at the UC Davis veterinary hospital served as the on-site veterinary team during last week’s Red Bluff Round-Up Rodeo, held annually in Red Bluff, California. The event is the largest 3-day rodeo in the world and is a major stop on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) circuit.
While at the rodeo, UC Davis veterinary students and technicians assisted resident and faculty veterinarians in performing health checks and emergency care animals at the event. This year’s rodeo was the 102nd annual Round-Up, which brings in leading professional contestants from around the world.
The team treated 12 horses with injuries/illnesses that included a laceration, mild colic, colitis, and lameness issues. Thankfully, no rodeo horses or bulls were injured during the event.
Care was provided by Drs. Marta Horna, Jessica Morgan, Bridget Ratliff, and Karen Shaw; staff members Tessa Berg and Delaina Matz; and DVM student Wes Pezzini.
This was the second year UC Davis has cared for animals at the Red Bluff Round-Up, but for many years the large animal team has served as the on-site veterinary team for the Professional Bull Riders’ annual event in Sacramento, local PRCA rodeos, the California State Fair, the Breeder’s Cup, and other regional events.
The team’s care was recognized by the event announcers on national television during Cowboy Network’s coverage of the rodeo.
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