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Barbaro's Condition "Stable" Friday

July 14, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro spent a restful night and his condition is stable, according to Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Chief of Surgery. At a news conference yesterday, Richardson announced that the three-year-old colt has laminitis. ... Read More

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Laminitis Strikes Barbaro; Survival Chances Called 'Poor'

July 13, 2006

Classic winner Barbaro has developed "acute, severe" laminitis in his uninjured left hind foot, and his prognosis for recovery is "poor," according to Dr. Dean Richardson, chief of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center... Read More

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Party Raises More Than $50,000 for Thoroughbred Horsemen's Education

July 13, 2006

More than 200 people attended the inaugural Thoroughbred Fraternity Party, presented by SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program on June 17 at the Read More

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Barbaro in "Guarded" Condition Wednesday

July 12, 2006

The chief veterinarian attending to Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Barbaro said Wednesday that the colt is in "guarded" condition as he continues to recover from surgery to repair his right hind leg injured in the Preakness Stakes (gr.... Read More

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Argentine Equine Veterinary Association to Host XVIII International Congress on Equine Medicine

July 11, 2006

The Argentine Equine Veterinary Association will be hosting the XVIII International Congress on Equine Medicine Nov. 23-24 in Buenos Aires. The organization is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Featured speakers include Joseph... Read More

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Rebuilt Ellis Park Reopens for Live Racing July 19

July 11, 2006

A rebuilt Ellis Park reopens for live racing July 19, only eight months after one of the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history damaged the racetrack facility and its stable area. The Henderson, Ky. track will conduct a 36-day race meet from July 1... Read More

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Barbaro Resting Comfortably in Sixth Cast

July 11, 2006

Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery in the George D. Widener Hospital at the University of Pennyslvania's New Bolton Center, reports today that Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro is resting comfortably after receiving his sixth cast... Read More

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Surgeons Replace Plate and Screws in Barbaro's Leg; Complications Deemed "Potentially Serious"

July 10, 2006

Late Saturday, July 8, Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, replaced the plate and many of the screws that had been inserted into Barbaro's injured hind leg on May 21. "Barbaro... Read More

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Barbaro Receives Sixth Cast, Hoof Abscess Treated

July 10, 2006

(Updated July 11) After evaluating Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro on the morning of July 10, Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery, replaced the cast on the colt's injured hind leg for a sixth time.

"The long leg cas... Read More

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Another Cast Change for Barbaro, New Bolton Provides More Information

July 07, 2006

On Wednesday, July 5, Dr. Dean Richardson, Chief of Surgery, replaced the cast on Barbaro that he had received on Monday, July 3. "Barbaro was not comfortable with the second cast, so we decided it... Read More

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Harness Racing Documentary to Air on Cable Network

July 06, 2006

"Inside the Heart of Harness Racing," a 23-minute documentary providing insights into several aspects of the Standardbred sport, will air on cable network RFD-TV starting in July.Read More

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Barbaro Gets New Bandages; Two New Screws

July 05, 2006

Doctors at New Bolton Center's George D. Widener Hospital on Monday changed the cast on the hind right leg of Barbaro for the second time since the winner of... Read More

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Failure of Racehorses to Train and Race

July 01, 2006

It's commonly known that racehorses endure extreme physical and mental stresses preparing for a racing career, which can lead to injuries and illnesses. In a University of Cambridge study, researchers sought to quantify ailments endured by today's... Read More

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Thoughts on Barbaro

July 01, 2006

No one knows why it happens, but it does. Whether the horse involved is a Kentucky Derby winner like Barbaro, or a backyard companion, it is rare when an owner doesn't face losing a horse to some sort of catastrophic injury or disease during a... Read More

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Derby Winner Barbaro Injured

July 01, 2006

Barbaro's breakdown after the start of the May 20 Preakness Stakes captured the concern of horse owners and enthusiasts watching on network television and at the Baltimore, Md., track. Equine veterinary medicine was catapulted into the spotlight,... Read More

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Ferdinand Derby Anniversary Impetus for Slaughter-Ban Push

July 01, 2006

Supporters of legislation that would ban the transport of horses to slaughter for human consumption hope the measure will pass Congress this year, a co-sponsor of the bill said in May.

A media teleconference on the issue was held the week of... Read More

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Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Adds Strassburger to Board

June 30, 2006

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Strassburger to its Board of Directors.

"As ELCR continues to grow in influence nationally, it is important to attract people with strong... Read More

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Elects New President

June 29, 2006

Johnathan Miller, a Virginia-based businessman and part-time breeder, has been elected president of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation by the organization's Board of Directors. He succeeds Terence... Read More

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Noah's Wish Offers Disaster Preparedness Guidelines for Horse Owners

June 16, 2006

As hurricane season approaches, Noah's Wish, an organization that exclusively rescues and shelters animals in disasters, is urging horse owners to take steps before a catastrophic situation to reduce the chances of loss, injury, or death to thei... Read More

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Pet Evacuation Brochure Available From Homeland Security, Humane Groups

June 15, 2006

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Ready Campaign has teamed up with the American Kennel Club (AKC), the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), American Veterinary... Read More

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Breyer Creates Portrait Model of Barbaro; Proceeds to Benefit New Bolton Center

June 13, 2006

His racing career is over, but for Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby champion, the real race has just begun. He won't be going it alone, however, judging from the outpouring of support from around the world since his recovery began at The... Read More

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Barbaro: Through First Cast Change, Leg Looks Excellent

June 13, 2006

Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, on Tuesday got his first look at the right rear leg of Barbaro since he performed surgery on the colt and reported "his leg looks... Read More

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Barbaro Treated to Carrots and Sugar Following TV Appearance

June 12, 2006

Because he continues to improve daily, Barbaro was allowed by his veterinarians to make a special televised appearance during ABC Sports' coverage of the Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 10.

"He is just fine and he has been enjoying some... Read More

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British Horse Society Asks for Help Finding Horse Attackers

June 09, 2006

Five show horses had their manes and tails cut savagely at Pittern Hill Stables, Kineton, Warwickshire, last weekend (3-4 June).Read More

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Dr. Bramlage Looks Back on Barbaro's Preakness

June 09, 2006

Three weeks after telling the world about the condition of Barbaro directly after the horse's breakdown at the Preakness Stakes, Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., was relaxing on the... Read More