Friday, September 25, 2009

Talk with Leslie Guttman, Author of Equine ER, during September 29th Teleconference

The next "Conversations with Animal Authors" teleconference will feature Leslie Guttman, who will discuss her recently published book, Equine ER: Stories from a Year in the Life of an Equine Veterinary Hospital, during a free hour-long event on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 at 8:00pm (EDT).

Leslie Guttman is an independent journalist, freelance writer, and animal lover who spent a year on the ground and driving around with veterinarians at the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington Kentucky, which she describes as "the Mayo Clinic of horse hospitals."

Leslie's intimate and often heart-wrenching observations of the life and death dramas that are played out at Rood & Riddle and at the Bluegrass farms attended by its practitioners make Equine ER a riveting read. I couldn't put it down, and I found myself in tears more than once as I poured through its pages.

I look forward to talking with Leslie about her experiences as a witness to the often super-human efforts put forth by Rood & Riddle veterinarians to save every kind of equine creature, both famous and and unheralded: foals who seemed doomed during difficult births, horses who sustained dire injuries in freak paddock accidents, racehorses who suffered catastrophic breakdowns on the track, and horses stricken by illnesses that put their lives in imminent danger.

If you would like to learn more about Equine ER, and hear first-hand what goes on behind the scenes of one of the top equine hospitals in the world, you can join the call by dialing 616-347-8100 and entering PIN #1063739. Long-distance charges may apply.

If you can't participate live, a recording of the interview will be posted on this site within a few days after the event.

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