Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Bee Pollen Product Increases Appetite, Study Shows

October 12, 2006

Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) have reported in a pilot study that a bee pollen-based product shows promise in improving athletic horses' feed intake.... Read More

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Chat Today With One of the Year's Most Successful Thoroughbred Owners

October 11, 2006

Canadian-born and California-based J. Paul Reddam faces the possibility in less than a month of having as many as six runners in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships. Reddam's possibles for next month's Breeders’ Cup include Juvenile... Read More

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Woman Charged With Drunk Horse Riding

October 11, 2006

A northeast Georgia woman faces a drunk driving charge after riding a horse onto a highway, where she was hit by a car.

Authorities say 22-year-old Heather Darnell of Mountain City also was cited for entering a traffic lane. She remains... Read More

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Blood-Horse Publications Announces the Release of New Exclusively Equine Catalog

October 11, 2006

Blood-Horse Publications, parent company of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care and TheHorse.com, has announced that the holiday edition of the Exclusively Equine consumer catalog is now... Read More

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The Golden Boy: Reflections on Champion Precisionist

October 11, 2006

California lost the golden boy of its golden age of horse racing Sept. 26 with the death of Precisionist at the age of 25 (click here for the story on his death). The champion was... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Drug Council Forms Testing Partnership with RMTC

October 10, 2006

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council has allotted $1.5 million over three years to partner with the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium on a research project to determine withdrawal guidelines and threshold levels of therapeutic... Read More

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Racehorse Bolts, Drowns in Australia

October 10, 2006

Australia's Herald Sun reported today that a Thoroughbred racehorse drowned after bolting, crashing through a racetrack railing, and... Read More

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Kentucky Derby Museum on Mission to Find Missing Trophies

October 10, 2006

Like all good detectives, Joyce Trammell worked the phones, wrote letters, traveled and ran across a little bit of luck.

Trammell, a researcher for the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Ky., was trying to find all of the missing... Read More

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Racehorse Euthanatized After Oregon Spill; Jockeys Injured

October 10, 2006

Two jockeys who were thrown from their horses on opening day at Portland Meadows have been released from a Portland hospital, track officials said. One rider's horse had to be euthanatized.

Jose Rivera Jr. was released Sunday night after... Read More

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Richardson Continues to be Pleased With Barbaro's Progress; Cast Changed

October 10, 2006

Veterinarians changed Barbaro's cast Monday, officials at the George D. Widener Hospital said today (Oct.10).
"We placed Barbaro under general anesthesia to remove the old cast on his right hind limb and took new radiographs to assess the... Read More

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Smaller Farms Making Impact in Thoroughbred Breeding Market

October 09, 2006

The market - fueled by sales of horses fetching enormous sums - is growing. More horses than ever are being sold, according to Keeneland sales director Geoffrey Russell. And encouraged by small farms like Monticule that have made big splashes at sal... Read More

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N.C. Cooperative Extension Kicks Off Horse Husbandry Series

October 09, 2006

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Horse Husbandry Section at North Carolina State University will kick off its 2006-2007 Extension Horse Short Course and Clinic Series in October with an introductory level horse judging short... Read More

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How S. Neurona Gets to the Horse's Central Nervous System

October 09, 2006

Scientists have shown the protozoan parasite that causes equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) might enter the horse's central nervous system hidden in leukocytes (white blood cells) that cross the blood-brain barrier.

"Horses are... Read More

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New Recommendations Facilitate Modernization of Drug Manufacturing

October 08, 2006

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a final guidance on quality systems, a set of formalized practices and procedures to ensure quality of human and veterinary drugs and human biological drug products during manufacturing. This... Read More

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Keeneland Sets Fall Meet Attendance Record

October 08, 2006

Keeneland officials reported an all-time fall meet attendance record of 28,880 Saturday, the second day of the Lexington racetrack's meet. The figure topped the previous record of 27,788, set Oct. 14, 1989.

The Oct. 7 program, which feature... Read More

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Cape Town Jockey Suspended for Overriding Horse

October 06, 2006

South Africa's Independent Online reports that Christopher Puller has been suspended from riding for two months becaus... Read More

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Polytrack Debuts at Keeneland

October 06, 2006

As Keeneland officials noted with a laugh, it couldn't have been better scripted. But sometimes in horse racing, things have a funny way of coming together despite numerous factors. And on Friday, opening day at the Lexington racetrack, they did... Read More

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Belmont Winner Jazil Out of Breeders' Cup

October 04, 2006

Belmont Stakes winner Jazil won't run in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs next month, with the goal now the Dubai World Cup next year.

Jazil recently returned to training after recovering from bruised bone in his right hind... Read More

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Equine Disease Data Now Available In One Place

October 04, 2006

The USDA's new National Surveillance Unit (NSU) has established a web site on which the public can see where equine diseases such as equine infectious anemia (EIA) and vesicular stomatitis (VS) have been detected. Before the launch of this web... Read More

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Central Florida Community College Adds to Equine Curriculum

October 03, 2006

Central Florida Community College has added two Thoroughbred racing courses to its equine program.

The "Thoroughbred Sales" course will be offered 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 10-24, at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, Bldg. 40, Room... Read More

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Another Good Week for Barbaro

October 03, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro had another good week, and continues to please veterinarians with his progress. "He is doing very, very well," said Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery. "His appetite and vital signs continue to be... Read More

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Barbaro Remains an Inspiration On and Off the Track

October 01, 2006

Led to the gate for the first race of his career, Barbaro shied away, reluctant to get started.

A mile later, after an eye-catching 81/2-length victory on Oct. 4 at Delaware Park, trainer Michael Matz and owners Gretchen and Roy Jackson... Read More

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Bone Chips: When the Chips Are Down

October 01, 2006

In the case of bone chips, sometimes bigger is better. In a study performed in 2006, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center theorized that bone chip characteristics in a horse's knees were an indicator of the severity of ... Read More

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Corticosteroids: Short- and Long-Term Effects

October 01, 2006

Of the medications available in the arsenal of anti-inflammatory therapies, there is one type that has caused ... Read More

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The Straight Dope

October 01, 2006

Is post-event drug testing becoming too sensitive, netting too many innocent violators? Are drug withdrawal guidelines for therapeutic medications too unreliable to be useful? Or are policies and tests being fine-tuned in a sensible manner in order... Read More