Recent News for Sports Medicine

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University of Florida Racing Laboratory Gets New Director

December 01, 2006

Richard A. Sams, PhD, has been named director of the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine Racing Laboratory.

Sams came to UF from The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, where he was a... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Vermont Horse Shooting

November 30, 2006

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a 16-yr-old gray Arabian through the neck in Derby, Vt., in... Read More

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1,800 Volunteers Sought for Olympic Equestrian Events

November 30, 2006

Around 1,800 volunteers are needed for the equestrian events at the 2008 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Hong Kong, as well for test events to be held next year.

Those interested in applying to become a volunteer can now register at <... Read More

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Public Invited to Design a Show Jumping Fence for the 2008 Olympics

November 29, 2006

A fence design competition was launched Nov. 27, aiming to promote interest in the equestrian events at the 2008 Olympics, which will be held for the first time ever on Chinese soil, in Hong Kong.

The fences should convey the themes of... Read More

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Barbaro Continues to Gain Strength Steadily

November 29, 2006

Barbaro continues to improve following the removal of his right hind leg cast on Nov. 6, according to his medical team.

"Barbaro is steadily gaining strength on his right hind limb now that it is out of the cast," said Dean W. Richardson,... Read More

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Monmouth Still Slated to Host 2007 Breeders' Cup

November 29, 2006

Breeders' Cup officials visited Monmouth Park in New Jersey for a tour Nov. 28, but officials said it wasn't because the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority-operated racetrack was in danger of losing the 2007 Breeders' Cup World... Read More

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Barbaro a Candidate for Sports Illustrated's 2006 Sportsman of the Year Award

November 29, 2006

Barbaro, winner of the Kentucky Derby, is a possible candidate for Sports Illustrated's 2006 Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Dec. 4 and featured in the Dec. 11 issue of the magazine.

Although the 3-year-old colt... Read More

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The Blood-Horse Adds Free RSS Feed to Web Site

November 28, 2006

Keeping up-to-date with the latest news and information in the Thoroughbred industry just became easier, faster, and more convenient. The Blood-Horse, the industry's foremost and fastest provider of racing and breeding news and... Read More

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Top Thoroughbred Brother Derek Colics

November 27, 2006

Multiple grade I winner Brother Derek was scratched from the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) because of a colic attack early Sunday morning in his Santa Anita stall.

"He got a little colicky this morning," said trainer Dan Hendricks. "... Read More

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Jockey Russell Baze to be Tuesday's Talkin' Horses Guest

November 26, 2006

Join legendary Northern California rider Russell Baze as he discusses his remarkable career and his current quest to become Thoroughbred racing's all-time leader in career wins by a jockey. Baze will be the next guest during a special Tuesday... Read More

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BHS Backs Ragwort Elimination Project

November 25, 2006

The British Horse Society welcomes a new initiative to develop a fungal mycoherbicide spray to wipe out Ragwort.

BHS Director of Welfare, Access and Safety Mark Weston represented the Society at a recent meeting with the Commonwealth... Read More

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Officials Say Assateague Island Horses Harming Environment

November 25, 2006

Wild horses on Assateague Island are threatening the environment by eating essential grasses, and officials with the National Park Service are mulling options to reduce the horse population.

There are currently 138 horses on the island--too... Read More

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Bernardini Season Added to TCA Auction

November 25, 2006

A season to potential Horse of the Year Bernardini has been added to the stellar roster of seasons which will be included in the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season Auction. The auction will begin on Nov. 27 and conclude with a... Read More

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Orthopedic Research at North Carolina State University

November 24, 2006

"We have all these new treatment options for lameness in the horse, but with no controlled studies to indicate whether their utilization is warranted or even effective," laments Rich Redding, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, associate professor of equine... Read More

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Jockey Injured, Horse Euthanatized Following Fall

November 23, 2006

Jockey Calvin Borel was injured and the horse he was riding euthanatized following a fall during the fifth race at Churchill Downs on Thursday.

Borel was riding Pew, a 3-year-old gelding, on the track's turf course when the horse fell on... Read More

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Del Mar to Install Polytrack for 2007 Meet

November 22, 2006

Edited Del Mar report
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced the selection of Martin Collins Surfaces and Footings and its Polytrack surface as the new main track surface for its 2007 summer racing season. The Polytrack manufacturer... Read More

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Ky. Horse Park Requesting State Funds for Road Improvements

November 22, 2006

The Kentucky Horse Park plans to ask the state for more funding to improve roads before hosting the World Equestrian Games in 2010.

Park officials said they would ask lawmakers for an additional $10 million to $12 million. The money would b... Read More

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Concentrated Counterfeit Clenbuterol Having Deadly Effect

November 22, 2006

Veterinarians at Louisiana State University have confirmed that two horses being treated at their veterinary teaching hospital died after ingesting concentrated clenbuterol. Tests on the drug have revealed that the solution contains 70 times the... Read More

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Counterfeit Clenbuterol Killing Horses

November 21, 2006

Two sources have verified that there have been an undetermined number of deaths in Louisiana since last week from an illegal clenbuterol product. One report was that six horses are known dead, and approximately 10 more have been severely affecte... Read More

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North Carolina Residents Warned of Rabies Risk

November 21, 2006

North Carolina public health officials say recent events highlight the need for to remain vigilant against rabies. Several cases in recent weeks have brought into focus the need to vaccinate pets, including horses, against the disease.... Read More

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Trainer Fined for Attempting to Run Wrong Horse at Churchill

November 21, 2006

During a Nov. 20 Kentucky Horse Racing Authority meeting at the Kentucky Horse Park, the state's chief steward John Veitch announced that trainer Scott Blasi had been fined $2,500 for bringing the wrong horse to the Churchill Downs paddock befor... Read More

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New PlayStation Game Brings Equestrian Competition Home

November 21, 2006

Red Mile Entertainment, Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, announced today (Nov. 21) the release of Lucinda Green's Equestrian Challenge for PlayStation 2. Developed by IR Gurus Interactive--the same... Read More

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Show Jumping Legend Gem Twist Euthanatized at 27

November 21, 2006

Gem Twist, a legend of the show jumping circuit, was euthanatized Saturday, Nov. 18. According to a U.S. Equestrian Federation press release, the decision was made to euthanatize hm after he sustained a pulled muscle that rendered hi... Read More

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Stevie Wonderboy's Return Delayed by Ankle Chip

November 20, 2006

Eclipse Award winner Stevie Wonderboy had a small chip taken out of his right front ankle a week ago, said trainer Doug O'Neill. The 2005 Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner had been doing well on the comeback trail, but came out of his last work with... Read More

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Driver Hits Two Buggies in Lancaster, Pa.

November 20, 2006

Police in Lancaster County, Pa., have charged a man with drunken driving after he collided with two horse-drawn buggies, reports Pennsylvania television news station Read More