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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

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ESPN/ABC to Feature Barbaro in Belmont Coverage

June 09, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to please veterinarians at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals with his progress on this day before the running of the finale of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Barbaro is recovering from a... Read More

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Barbaro's Latest Visitor Comes Bearing a Large Gift

June 08, 2006

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell paid a special visit today to the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center, where he checked on the condition of Kentucky Derby... Read More

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Schedule Announced for Florida Equestrian Celebration

June 08, 2006

The 3rd Annual Florida Equestrian Celebration will be held November 17-19, 2006 at the Read More

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More Than We Know (Thoughts on Barbaro)

June 08, 2006

Little League moms. Cub Scout dads. Coaches. Teachers. Neighbors. Middle-schoolers. Gary at the post office. Everyone wanted to know about Barbaro.

And that was before the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

Afterward, the questions were... Read More

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Barbaro: Fellow Athletes Support Recovery Pool

June 06, 2006

Veterinarians at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals continue to be pleased with Barbaro's condition, which improves daily. The Kentucky Derby winner is recovering from a shattered hind leg sustained at the Preakness on May 20. "He... Read More

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Belmont Fans Invited to Sign Get Well Card for Barbaro

June 06, 2006

Racing fans present at Belmont Park this Saturday for the 138th running of the Belmont Stakes will have the opportunity to sign the world's largest "Get Well Soon" card for Kentucky Derby winner... Read More

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Barbaro Walks Stall, Munches Huge Carrots

June 05, 2006

Barbaro chomped "phenomenally large" carrots and his condition remained unchanged Sunday (June 4) as veterinarians at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa., continued a daily assessment of whether his cast needs to be changed. So far, no... Read More

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CDC Study: More Than 100,000 Horse-Related Injuries per Year

June 05, 2006

The results of a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention study remind horse owners that they need to be careful when participating in horse-related activities.

Researchers involved with the study,... Read More