Fractures

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RCI to Consider Horses-in-Training Rules

July 29, 2014

The rules would govern racehorses in training in an attempt to identify whether they are at risk for injury.... Read More

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Racehorse Intense Holiday Euthanized Due to Laminitis

June 13, 2014

The 3-year-old colt, who underwent surgery recently for a condylar fracture, was euthanized due to laminitis.... Read More

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Belmont Stakes Runner-Up to Undergo Surgery

June 11, 2014

Commissioner will undergo surgery to remove a small chip in his front left fetlock.... Read More

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Peterson: Be Proactive on Racetrack Surface Maintenance

April 14, 2014

Peterson told regulators racing surfaces shouldn't be considered the cause of fatal breakdowns. ... Read More

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Eventing Champion Headley Britannia Euthanized

April 02, 2014

Headley Britannia was euthanized April 1 after a cross-country schooling accident. She was 21.... Read More

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Jockey Club Releases Equine Injury Database Statistics

April 01, 2014

The prevalence of race-related fatal injury for a five-year period was 1.91 per 1,000 starts.... Read More

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Diagnosing Unusual Hock Lameness

February 17, 2014

Because each hock lameness case is unique, it isn't always easy to pinpoint the cause of the unsoundness.... Read More

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Equine Lameness: Clinical Judgment Meets Diagnostic Imaging

February 11, 2014

Veterinarians have tools to help them make educated judgments about lamenesses, their causes, and prognoses.... Read More

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Commentary: St Nicholas Abbey's 
Brave Battle

January 29, 2014

Learn about St Nicholas Abbey's battle with a fracture that was ultimately ended by a severe bout of colic.... Read More

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Retired Olympic Show Jumper Jalisca Solier Euthanized

January 27, 2014

The 17-year-old Selle Francais mare broke a bone in her front right leg in a pasture accident on Jan. 26.... Read More

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Detecting Upper Body Issues

January 16, 2014

Learn about less common but more difficult to diagnose upper body lamenesses. ... Read More

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Irish Star St Nicholas Abbey Dies From Colic

January 14, 2014

Champion Irish racehorse St Nicholas Abbey died the morning of Jan. 14 due to complications from colic.... Read More

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Two Racehorses Dead after Training Collision

January 06, 2014

The Jan. 4 accident claimed the lives of racehorses Caixa Electronica and Six Drivers.... Read More

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St Nicholas Abbey Reaches 'Critical' Point in Recovery

December 02, 2013

The racehorse has reached a "critical" point in his recovery from a fractured leg and subsequent laminitis. ... Read More

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Christmas Comes Early for Thoroughbred Rescue

November 29, 2013

CANTER California became a beneficiary as Ice Horse transitions to a new product line.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Contender Has Successful Surgery

November 08, 2013

Centralinteligence underwent successful surgery after sustaining a hairline condylar fracture.... Read More

Standardbred racehorses are prone to coffin bone wing fractures.

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Coffin Bone Fractures

November 05, 2013

Why this inner hoof structure fails and what veterinarians do to diagnose and treat it. ... Read More

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Secret Compass Euthanized after Suffering Condylar Fracture

November 02, 2013

The 2-year-old filly suffered a condylar fracture during the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies race.... Read More

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What are Third Trochanter Fractures in Horses?

October 30, 2013

Researchers say third trochanter fractures probably aren't career ending and generally heal without surgery. ... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Sprint Contender Fatally Injured in Workout

October 28, 2013

Points Offthebench, a 4-year-old gelding, suffered condylar fracture in his right front fetlock.... Read More

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What's a Splint?

October 24, 2013

Learn about the splint bones, common problems, and treatments to alleviate those problems.... Read More

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2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Winner Shanghai Bobby Retired

September 30, 2013

Shanghai Bobby sustained a suspensory ligament injury and was subsequently retired.... Read More

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Hoof-Care Triage

August 01, 2013

Punctures, abscesses, and worse: What to do when your horse's hoof is hurting and whom to call for help.... Read More

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Officials Plan No Further Action in Monzante Case

July 26, 2013

Racehorse Monzante broke down and was euthanized following a race at Evangeline Downs July 20. ... Read More

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Trainer: Racehorse Monzante Euthanized Due to Injuries

July 25, 2013

Jackie Thacker said he euthanized Monzante because the gelding was suffering following a breakdown.... Read More