Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Two Montana Horses Contract WNV

July 28, 2007

Montana's acting state veterinarian says West Nile virus has been confirmed in horses in Blaine and Phillips counties.

Jeanne Rankin says neither of the two horses was vaccinated against the disease; and both are still alive.

The... Read More

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Barbaro, Secretariat Art to Support Laminitis Research

July 28, 2007

A new set of prints and a poster featuring Triple Crown winner Secretariat and 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro will benefit the fight against laminitis, the painful hoof disease that ended both their... Read More

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Medication Consortium Gets $300,000 in Contributions

July 27, 2007

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) received $100,000 contributions from the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the United States Trotting Association, and $50,000 contributions from the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen’s... Read More

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Arizona Horse Dies During Rescue from Sinkhole

July 26, 2007

A 1,200-pound Quarter Horse died over the weekend after falling into a sinkhole in Queen Creek, Ariz. An Associated Press story on KVOA.com reported Sunday (July 22) that the 11-year-old horse, Cash, "became trapped last night when it fell... Read More

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Clark to Receive Thoroughbred Charities of America Industry Service Award

July 26, 2007

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced that Priscilla Clark will receive the TCA Industry Service Award at the 18th annual TCA Stallion Season and Art Auction at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 30.

Clark will be honored... Read More

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Officials Investigating Horse Deaths Near Dry Lake in Central Nevada

July 26, 2007

According to an Associated Press article on ksby.com, federal officials have launched an investigation into the deaths of 55 wild horses and an antelope found close to a watering hole on a Central... Read More

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Emergency Preparation Course Held for Connecticut Horse Owners

July 25, 2007

Around 75 horse owners and first responders came together July 14 in Old Lyme, Conn., to learn about horse-related issues they could face during disasters. The event was a collaborative effort between the Valley Shore Emergency... Read More

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Intratumoral Chemotherapy Helpful in Preventing Sarcoid Recurrence

July 25, 2007

Veterinarians have attacked sarcoids with everything from scalpels to lasers, and cryotherapy to caustic chemicals. But chemotherapy administered intratumorally could be a viable new option in removing and preventing future outbreaks, according... Read More

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A Look Inside: Veterinary Internists Meet in Seattle

July 23, 2007

Veterinary internists met June 6-9 in Seattle, Wash., for the 25th Forum of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) to discuss the latest research on the internal workings of horses and other animals.

Summarized below are... Read More

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University of Tennessee Looking for Overweight, Laminitic Horses

July 23, 2007

Researchers at the University of Tennessee are asking horse owners with overweight, cresty, and/or laminitic horses to consider permanently donating these animals to the University for use in a research project. The research group is studying ne... Read More

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Joint Disease and Lameness

July 23, 2007

More than half of all equine lameness is due to noninfectious joint disease and injury. It can happen from one bad step, but it's most likely due to cyclic (repeated) trauma.... Read More

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Rags to Riches Pulled Up During Drill

July 23, 2007

Belmont Stakes winner Rags to Riches was pulled up Sunday morning shortly after beginning a five-furlong workout at Belmont Park. According to Daily Racing Form, the 3-year-old filly did not display any immediate signs of injury.... Read More

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Horses Survive Barn Fire

July 22, 2007

A dozen horses inside a barn that caught fire last night in Clifton, Va., have survived.
  
It was initially feared that some of the animals might have died, but authorities say only one horse suffered a minor... Read More

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CHRB Supports Owners' Plan for Retired Racehorses

July 21, 2007

Preliminary approval of a plan by the Thoroughbred Owners of California to create a charitable fund for retired racehorses was granted by the state horse racing board during its meeting at Del Mar on July 19.

The TOC proposes to deduct a modes... Read More

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Public Invited to Official Measuring of World's Tallest Horse Contender

July 20, 2007

At only 3 years old, an English Shire horse named Tina still has some room to grow. But the draft horse is already so big, her Tennessee owners are hoping she can break records. Officially named Jenson Diplomat Tina, she is still a teenager in hors... Read More

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FEI Tribunal Gives Decision on Tryon Rolex Case: Abuse, Without Intent

July 20, 2007

The FEI Tribunal has released its decision in the case of alleged horse abuse committed by Amy Tryon while participating in the cross-country phase of the 2007 Rolex Lexington Kentucky 4-Star Event, held April 28. Tryon's mount, Le Samurai, was... Read More

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Polytrack Debuts Successfully at Del Mar

July 19, 2007

Trainer T.R. (Ray) Bell II and jockey Jon Court had never received so much attention for capturing a maiden event as they did when Special Smoke became the first horse to win a race over Del Mar's new Polytrack racing surface July 18.

"I had a... Read More

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Belmont Winner Rags To Riches Spikes Temp, Will Skip Race

July 16, 2007

Belmont Stakes winner Rags To Riches will not run in Saturday's Coaching Club American Oaks, at Belmont Park as planned, trainer Todd Pletcher said July 16. The daughter of A.P. Indy spiked a temperature that forced the cancellation of her... Read More

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NYRA Planning "Funny Cide Day" at Saratoga

July 16, 2007

The New York Racing Association, after speaking with Sackatoga Stable managing partner Jack Knowlton and trainer Barclay Tagg, is moving ahead with plans to hold a "Funny Cide Day" at Saratoga Aug. 10, at which the recently retired Kentucky Derb... Read More

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Derby, Preakness Winner Funny Cide to Retire at 7

July 15, 2007

Sackatoga Stable’s Funny Cide, winner of the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness and one of the most popular horses in recent years, has been retired, trainer Barclay Tagg said July 13.

Tagg stated that Funny Cide retires perfectly sound.... Read More

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Stolen Horse Turns Up In Parade

July 14, 2007

An observant woman attending a Fourth of July parade in Streator spotted a horse that had been missing from Black Hawk College in Kewanee, Ill., for months.

Sizzle, an 18-year-old mare used in the university's equine program, was stolen... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Board Discusses Out of Competition EPO Testing

July 14, 2007

Members of the Breeders' Cup Members and Trustees and the Board of Directors discussed a proposal before the state of New Jersey, home to Monmouth Park, site of the 2007 Breeders' Cup World Championships, to conduct out of competition testing for... Read More

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New Board Members Announced for WEG 2010 Foundation

July 13, 2007

Officials with the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games has announced the addition of seven new board members to be added to the current 10-member board that has been in place since the inception of the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc.... Read More

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FEI Drops Vegas World Cup Drug Case Due to Test Problems

July 13, 2007

A doping case was dropped because of procedural problems following a positive test involving a show jumping horse at the Equestrian World Cup Final in Las Vegas.

Air Jordan Z tested positive for a banned drug at the event in April where his... Read More

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Racehorses Test New Del Mar Polytrack Surface

July 13, 2007

Thoroughbreds tested Del Mar's new artificial surface for the first time Thursday, working out over the track ahead of next week's opening of the 43-day summer meeting.

The $9 million Polytrack, a mixture of sand, fibers, rubber, and wax, was... Read More