Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Kentucky Moves to Regulate Racehorse Steroids

December 18, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority (KHRA) supports the regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses in the state, and took the first step toward drafting and adopting the revised model rule offered by the Association of Racing Commissioners... Read More

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Keeneland Contributes $1.2 Million to Charity in 2007

December 18, 2007

Keeneland announced today at its annual holiday luncheon that it gave more than $1.2 million in charitable contributions to more than 100 nonprofit organizations in 2007.

It is the third consecutive year that Keeneland's contributions... Read More

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Aching Equine Knees: Carpal Lesions in the Non-Racehorse

December 16, 2007

Sue Dyson, VetMB, PhD, FRCVS, head of clinical orthopedics at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England, discussed a variety of lesions in the carpal region (knee) of the non-racehorse at the AAEP Focus seminar in Ft. Collins, Colo., on July... Read More

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U.S. Senate Approves Farm Bill

December 16, 2007

The United States Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill Dec. 14 by a vote of 79 to 14. Included in the legislation is the Equine Equity Act, which would reduce the capital gains... Read More

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2007 Morris Animal Foundation Equine Research Wrap-Up

December 14, 2007

The results of equine research funded by the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) in 2007 added to scientists' understanding of foal pneumonia, hereditary muscle disorders, laminitis, and pharmacology.

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Delaware Park Banning Racehorse Steroid Use

December 14, 2007

Efforts by regulators in the Mid-Atlantic region to ban the use of steroids in racehorses continued Dec. 14 with an announcement by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission that the substances would be outlawed when Delaware Park opens for... Read More

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John Henry Painting Brings In Record Amount for ReRun Adoption Program

December 13, 2007

A recent Ebay auction brought a record winning bid of $5,200 for an original painting created by the late John Henry. The painting was part of the annual holiday auction held by ReRun, Inc., a Thoroughbred horse adoption program with chapters in... Read More

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Scientists Use Tissue Matrix for Damaged Ligament Reconstruction

December 08, 2007

Researchers from The Ohio State University recently reported that a new ligament reconstruction technique involving a tissue matrix product permits early ligament healing and helps to stabilize the damaged joint.

Ligaments functio... Read More

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Old Friends Welcomes Thoroughbred Champion Williamstown

December 08, 2007

Williamstown, a former mile record holder at Belmont Park, has arrived at Old Friends retirement home near Georgetown, Ky. He was pensioned from stallion duty after proving infertile this year at Rockin' River Ranch near Winterset,... Read More

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Lexol Leather Care 8 oz. Bottle

December 07, 2007

Lexol Leather Cleaner is pH-balanced to safely and thoroughly clean leather without the harshness or potentially damaging effects of saddle soaps. Lexol Leather Conditioner penetrates the surface to replenish natural oils and restore its original... Read More

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Thoroughbred Adoption Program to Receive AAEP Equine Welfare Award

December 03, 2007

The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) in Farmington, N.Y., is the 2007 recipient of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Equine Welfare Award, the Lavin Cup. Named for AAEP Past President A. Gary Lavin, VMD, the... Read More

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Medical Doctor, Barbaro Team Honored for Contributions to Equine Health

December 03, 2007

George Bagby, MD, MS, and Barbaro’s owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson, along with trainer Michael Matz, have been named the 2007 recipients of the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ George Stubbs Award, an honor that recognizes the... Read More

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Richardson Describes the Fight to Save Barbaro to Vets at AAEP

December 02, 2007

Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, opened the American Association Equine Practitioners Convention in Orlando, Fla., Saturday with an emotional, touching, and sometimes humorous talk about the more than eight month fight to save Barbaro's life... Read More

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FEI Initiating Thermographic Exams to Prevent Show Jumper Abuse Technique

November 30, 2007

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) recently approved new measures to ensure the legs of high-level jumping horses are not being intentionally sensitized to pain in order to provide a competitive advantage. Beginning in 2008, official... Read More

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Mid-Atlantic Racehorse Steroids Ban Official

November 30, 2007

As expected, states in the Mid-Atlantic region have announced they are working to implement a ban on anabolic steroids in racehorses effective April 1, 2008.

The regulations in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West... Read More

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Kentucky Extension, Conservation Service Team Up for Best Grazing

November 28, 2007

Partnerships allow two people or entities to pool their strengths, with the combination stronger than either could be on their own. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and federal Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) have... Read More

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Santa Anita Closing Main Track to Examine Drainage Issue

November 28, 2007

Santa Anita Park, currently open for training only, will close its main track Dec. 3-10 to examine its new Cushion Track surface due to problems with drainage.

The move comes just a month before the start of the Santa Anita winter/spring... Read More

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Laminitis Pain Might Originate from Different Source

November 27, 2007

Scottish researchers have discovered that neuropathic pain--damage to the sensory neurons innervating the foot--might play an import role in the chronic pain experienced by laminitic horses.

This finding could explain why horses with... Read More

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John Henry 'Moneigh' on eBay

November 27, 2007

One of the last "Moneigh" paintings done by the late John Henry is up for bids in an eBay auction held by ReRun, the ex-racehorse adoption program.

Previously, Moneighs by the two-time Horse of the Year have been sold online, but it is... Read More

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More Recent Advances in Managing Musculoskeletal Injuries and Arthritis

November 25, 2007

In nonsurgical joints that are at least partially responsive to HA and steroids, IRAP treatment elicits less lameness and less synovitis up to 40 days following treatment.... Read More

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FEI Planning Hong Kong Preparation Meeting

November 21, 2007

The deadline to register for "On to Hong Kong," a workshop to assist participating nations in their preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, is Dec. 1.

The event was organized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)... Read More

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Virginia Tech Leader to Serve as 2008 Olympic Veterinarian

November 20, 2007

David Hodgson, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, had scarcely unpacked his bags after journeying from Sydney, Australia, to the United States to assume his new duties as head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland... Read More

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Helping Foot Pain: Blocking Tendon Sheath Might Aid Diagnosis

November 19, 2007

At the AAEP Blue-Ribbon Panel Research Meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo., on Aug. 1, Michael Schramme, DVM, CertE, PhD, Dipl. ECVS, of North Carolina State University, discussed analgesia of the tendon sheath and its significance to digital flexor... Read More

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Keeneland Thoroughbred Sale Closes with Record $340 Million Gross

November 19, 2007

Keeneland's record-setting November breeding stock sale came to a close Nov. 19, setting a new standard for gross receipts of $340,877,200.

In all, 3,381 horses were sold during the 15-day sale, an increase of 7.4% over the 14-day sale of... Read More

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Horse and Rider Die After Florida Jumping Accident

November 18, 2007

An British woman died after her horse stumbled during a cross-country jumping event and crushed her on Saturday.

Eleanor Brennan, 21, was competing in the 2007 Horse Trials, an international horse event, at the Florida Horse Park, a statement... Read More