Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Big Brown Works for First Time Since Belmont

July 02, 2008

Dual classic winner Big Brown returned to the track July 2 for his first "breeze" since being pulled up in the June 7 Belmont Stakes. The move was extremely slow, but apparently the five-furlong move in a dawdling 1:06 3/5 at Aqueduct did not... Read More

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Racehorse Rehabilitator Helps Transition to New Careers

July 02, 2008

Hundreds of former racehorses owe their second careers to Leigh Gray. Manager of Dr. Don Shields' lay-up facility, Winner's Circle Ranch in Bradbury, Calif., Gray not only rehabilitates racehorses for a living, she does it in her spare time.... Read More

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Understanding and Preventing Catastrophic Injuries

July 01, 2008

Following the euthanasia of filly Eight Belles, who suffered catastrophic injuries to both front legs a quarter mile after finishing second in the 2008 Kentucky Derby, members of every sector of the Thoroughbred industry have banded together to... Read More

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Olympic Horse Venues Show Focus on Comfort, Safety, Environment

July 01, 2008

As the equestrian events of the 2008 Olympic Games draw ever-closer, it is time to take a look at the venues and facilities provided by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) which will ensure that the jumping, dressage, and eventing horses and riders... Read More

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Paris Bound? Curlin has First Workout on Turf

July 01, 2008

Reigning "Horse of the Year" Curlin successfully completed the first step in what could be a journey to Paris to run in the famed Gran Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with a solid work July 1 under jockey Robby Albarado over the Matt Winn Turf Course... Read More

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Managing Navicular Pain

July 01, 2008

My horse was diagnosed with navicular syndrome. Can you help me sort through the pros and cons of Bute vs. injections?... Read More

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Live and Learn (Equine Education Opportunities)

July 01, 2008

Educational opportunities abound for horse owners and handlers.

For horse owners and equine enthusiasts interested in increasing their knowledge, training, or skills, there have never been more opportunities to learn.... Read More

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A Better Way?

July 01, 2008

Breeders willing to risk disease or injury for the traits they desire are at the heart of the problems we face today.

We've had bad news following bad news lately with the loss of some of the top horses in equestrian... Read More

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Fans of Barbaro Plan Second Annual Celebration

June 30, 2008

The Fans of Barbaro (FOB) will be hosting their annual "Celebration of Barbaro" at Delaware Park the weekend of July 12-13.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America. Organizers say they hope to surpass... Read More

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Big Brown's Belmont Drug Tests Negative

June 30, 2008

George Maylin, DVM, PhD, the director of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board drug testing and research program at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., said the post-race test results on Belmont Stakes favorite Big Brown came back "clean"... Read More

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Bahrain's Endurance Team Wins First Austrian Event

June 29, 2008

The Austrian International Endurance Horseride held yesterday (June 28) in Bad Blumau, Austria, is a qualifier for the World Endurance Championship to be held Nov. 9-11 in Malaysia. Bahrain's Royal Endurance Team captain Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad... Read More

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Dutrow Responds to Suspension Relating to Clenbuterol

June 28, 2008

Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. addressed the media at his own request June 27 outside his Aqueduct barn to set the record straight on his 15-day ban in Kentucky for an overage of the bronchodilator clenbuterol in Salute the Count, the runner-up of the... Read More

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On the Mend: Chelokee's Prognosis Good

June 28, 2008

Larry Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, who in mid May said grade III winner Chelokee's chances of survival were at 60-40 after the colt dislocated his right front ankle, is now talking about the colt being released from Rood & Riddle Equine... Read More

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Boy's Wish to Meet Smarty Jones Granted

June 27, 2008

The Kentucky region of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Three Chimneys Farm recently teamed up to grant a young boy's wish of meeting Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Smarty Jones. His experience will be chronicled June 30 during... Read More

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David O'Connor Elected to American Horse Council

June 27, 2008

David O'Connor, president of the United States Equestrian Federation, Olympic gold medalist, and Pan American Games and World Equestrian Games medalist, has been elected to the board of trustees of the American Horse Council.

In 2004,... Read More

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Texas A&M Performing Research on Arenus Joint Supplement

June 26, 2008

Arenus, a division of Novus Nutrition Brands LLC, in conjunction with researchers from Texas A&M University, is studying the efficacy of a new, patent-pending technology in joint supplements, according to Marketing Manager Jeremy Moore.... Read More

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Suspended Jockey Responds to Whipping Incident

June 26, 2008

Jockey Jeremy Rose was suspended for six months following a stewards' hearing the morning of June 24 for whipping his mount Appeal to the City in the face during the third race at Delaware Park June 23. (For more on this see "Read More

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Endurance Discipline Manager Selected for WEG 2010

June 26, 2008

Emmett B. Ross has been selected as the Endurance Discipline Manager for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Ross brings more than 20 years of international endurance riding experience, acting as trainer, Chef d'Equipe,... Read More

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Big Brown's Trainer Faces Clenbuterol Positive

June 25, 2008

A horse trained by Rick Dutrow tested positive for twice the allowable level of the bronchodilator clenbuterol, which helps burn fat and promote muscle growth, the New York Times reported June 25.

The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority... Read More

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Jockey Suspended for Using Whip on Horse's Face

June 25, 2008

Jockey Jeremy Rose was suspended for six months following a stewards' hearing the morning of June 24 for whipping his mount Appeal to the City in the face during the third race at Delaware Park June 23.

In the official ruling, Delaware Park... Read More

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Tempo SC Ultra Pest Control Concentrate

June 25, 2008

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Beyond the Track: Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse

June 25, 2008

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Animal Welfare Group Tours Hong Kong Olympic Stables

June 25, 2008

Representatives of the Animal Welfare Advisory Group (AWAG) visited the Sha Tin and Beas River Olympic equestrian facilities in Hong Kong June 24.

"It's very impressive," said AWAG spokesperson Chan Pui-tin. "Before I came here I had a lot... Read More

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EfferSan, Multipurpose Disinfectant and Sanitizer for Equine Operations

June 25, 2008

EfferSan effectively disinfects in five minutes against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella enterica, and will sanitize in one minute against Salmonella typhi on pre-cleaned, hard, nonporous surfaces.... Read More

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AAEP Supports Thoroughbred Safety Recommendations

June 24, 2008

The AAEP has endorsed the three initial recommendations of The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Safety Committee. The committee announced its recommendations June 17, including the elimination of steroids in race training and racing, a ban on toe... Read More