Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Ryder Report: Horse Health News Video

February 14, 2008

The Ryder Report is a weekly video broadcast presented by News Editor Erin Ryder, reviewing the top headlines in equine health care, management, and welfare news. View all Ryder Reports in the Read More

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Response to Call for WEG Volunteers 'Overwhelming'

February 13, 2008

In the first 10 days since the launch of a new Web-based volunteer registry system, nearly 4,000 new volunteers have signed up online for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games... Read More

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Jackie Chan Saddles Up to Promote Olympic Equestrian Events

February 13, 2008

Jackie Chan saddled up for a video to promote the Beijing Olympics' equestrian events.

In the 30-second video, the 53-year-old "Rush Hour" star urges audiences to visit his hometown of Hong Kong to watch the event and introduces various... Read More

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Record-Priced Thoroughbred Retired to Stud

February 12, 2008

The Green Monkey, whose $16-million price was the most ever for a Thoroughbred sold at public auction, has been retired from racing. The 4-year-old son of Forestry will enter stud next year at Randy Hartley and Dean De Renzo’s Hartley/De Renzo... Read More

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FEI to Begin Considering Host Sites for 2014 World Games

February 11, 2008

With preparations for the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) World Equestrian Games 2010 well underway, the time has come to think of the following edition, the games to be held in 2014.

To ensure a clear and fair process in the... Read More

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Racehorse Identification More than Flipping Lips

February 11, 2008

A weekly feature found only on BloodHorseNOW.com, The "Inside Track" is dedicated to the people in Thoroughbred racing that may not always make the headlines, but... Read More

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Researchers Examine Annular Ligament Injuries

February 10, 2008

In a retrospective study, researchers from the United Kingdom found that injuries to the palmar or plantar annular ligament (PAL)--the anatomic structure that holds that superficial and deep digital flexor tendons in place as they pass the fetlock... Read More

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Santa Anita to Host 2008, 2009 Breeders' Cups

February 08, 2008

The Breeders' Cup World Championships will be held in 2009 at Santa Anita Park, the California racetrack that will serve as this year's host. It marks the first time the event will be held at the same host site two years in a row.

The... Read More

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Sole Progeny of Horse Euthanized at Breeders' Cup Born

February 07, 2008

A George Washington filly born at the Irish National Stud Feb. 4 is likely to be the deceased Coolmore stallion’s only offspring.

Rumors circulating in the aftermath of th... Read More

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AQHA Sets Guidelines for Equioxx Use

February 06, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Executive Committee approved the use of Equioxx (firocoxib) effective Jan. 1, 2008, giving competitors across the country another option for relieving equine osteoarthritis pain and inflammation.... Read More

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Indiana Sticking with Racehorse Steroid Regulation Plan

February 05, 2008

Indiana is moving forward with plans to implement regulation and testing of anabolic steroids in racehorses April 1.

There has been much talk regarding the uniform implementation of anabolic steroid regulations around the country. While the... Read More

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Q&A on Santa Anita Footing Fix

February 05, 2008

Ian Pearse of Melbourne, Australia, is receiving plenty of attention these days as the man expected to fix Santa Anita's troubled Cushion Track synthetic surface. Founder and president of Pro-Ride Racing Australia, Pearse this week begins what i... Read More

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Equine Influenza Eradication Progressing, Control Zones Changed

February 04, 2008

One of the equine influenza control zones set up in Queensland, Australia, has been inactivated, according to Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries Tim Mulherin. The Green Zone--an area where horses could be walked or ridden freely,... Read More

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Racing Group Endorses Deadline for Steroid Rule Adoption

February 01, 2008

Members of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium haven't backed away from a call for regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses, but on Jan. 31 they endorsed a Dec. 31, 2008, deadline for nationwide adoption of a model rule.

The move... Read More

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Hitting the Road for Education

February 01, 2008

Take more than 1,000 veterinarians and veterinary students from around the globe, some armed with presentations representing thousands of hours worth of equine research, and add to it some tartan, bagpipes, and Scottish fare. Drop it all into a... Read More

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Laminitis Research: Pfizer, NTRA Partnering on Barbaro Memorial Fund

January 31, 2008

Pfizer Animal Health and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) have joined forces to help fund laminitis research through the NTRA Charities’ Barbaro Memorial Fund. The partnership’s aim is to increase awareness of the Fund across... Read More

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Jacksons Reflect on Decision to Bury Barbaro at Churchill

January 30, 2008

The morning of Jan. 29 represented a lot of things for Roy and Gretchen Jackson. Not only was it the one-year anniversary of when their colt Barbaro lost his battle with laminitis, but it was the day when they would finally reveal that he... Read More

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World Equestrian Games 2010 Volunteers Sought

January 30, 2008

The World Games 2010 Foundation is launching a volunteer recruitment Web Site to manage the thousands of volunteers needed for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can log on to Read More

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Smarty Jones' Surgeon Receives Rutgers Award

January 30, 2008

The Equine Science Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has named Patricia Hogan, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, as the 2008 winner of the Center’s “Spirit of the Horse” award.

The award was presented at the New Jersey... Read More

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Barbaro Owners to Announce Plans at Churchill Downs on Anniversary of Death

January 29, 2008

Barbaro's owners will return to Churchill Downs on Tuesday to honor the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner on the first anniversary of his death.

The Jacksons will make an announcement during a news conference at 10 a.m. (EST) in the Triple... Read More

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Barbaro to be Buried at Churchill Downs

January 29, 2008

Barbaro will be buried at the site of his greatest triumph.

The 2006 Kentucky Derby champion, who was euthanatized on Jan. 29, 2007 from complications of an injury suffered at the Preakness, will have his ashes interred at Churchill... Read More

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Barbaro's Legacy Lives On at UPenn

January 29, 2008

(Edited University of Pennsylvania press release)

The legacy of Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, lives on at the University of Pennsylvania's veterinary school and hospital where he spent his final days.

"At Penn... Read More

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Retired Racehorses to Participate in Texas A&M Study

January 29, 2008

More than 100 horses currently being cared for by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will take part in a study at Texas A&M University that will attempt to identify genes in horses predisposed to fractures and catastrophic injuries... Read More

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Vets Testify on Need to Expand Educational Offerings

January 28, 2008

Veterinarians recently took to Capitol Hill to help spread the message that our country's ability to protect its food supply--and its capacity for zoonotic and food-animal disease research--is insufficient and needs federal support.

W. Ron... Read More

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More Rain, More Cancellations at Santa Anita

January 28, 2008

After getting a break in the weather enabling the Sunshine Millions program to go forward Jan. 26, Santa Anita announced it has canceled its live racing programs for the next two days after more rain hit the track... Read More