Interview with William R. McGee, October 31, 2007

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Dr. William (Bill) McGee joined the Hagyard veterinary firm in Lexington, Kentucky in 1940. Throughout his long and distinguished career he cared for some of the most celebrated Thoroughbreds in history, including Man O' War. McGee tells of his coming to Kentucky and working with doctors Edward Hagyard, Charlie Hagyard, and Art Davidson. He reflects on the many changes in equine care that he has experienced and discusses the challenges posed by viruses, parasites, and various medical conditions related to foals and mares. He specialized in reproductive medicine. McGee also tells of caring for Man O' War during his last years and shares his memories of the day the horse died.

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2007oh204_hik037

Interviewee Name

William R. McGee

Interviewer Name

Kim Lady Smith

Interview Date

2007-10-31

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McGee, William R. Interview by Kim Lady Smith. 31 Oct. 2007. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

McGee, W.R. (2007, October 31). Interview by K. L. Smith. Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

McGee, William R., interview by Kim Lady Smith. October 31, 2007, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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