Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Barbaro Legacy Strong a Year Later

January 27, 2008

The white wooden fence once tacked with homemade signs expressing prayers and appeals to "Grow, Hoof, Grow" are bare. Only students pass through the lobby that overflowed with floral arrangements, get-well cards, and baskets stuffed with carrots an... Read More

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BLM Impounds Horses in Nevada

January 26, 2008

Federal agents who seized more than 100 cattle from Nevada ranchers accused of trespassing on public rangeland this week have confiscated 200 horses from an American Indian and his son they say were grazing the animals without a permit near the... Read More

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Second Racehorse Welfare Summit to Examine Progress

January 25, 2008

The second Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, set for Monday, March 17, and Tuesday, March 18, at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky., will feature wide-ranging discussions of critical equine health- and safety-related issues... Read More

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Jacksons Not Involved in Planned NYC Barbaro Statue

January 24, 2008

Roy and Gretchen Jackson, who campaigned 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, say they are not involved with plans to erect a statue in New York's Central Park that memorializes the late classic winner.

According to a press release Tuesday from... Read More

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Four Thoroughbred Yearlings Killed in Traffic Accident

January 24, 2008

Four bay Thoroughbred yearlings were killed this morning when they were struck by a car traveling along Mt. Horeb Pike in Lexington, Ky.

"Two of the horses were dead on the scene and two were euthanized at the scene," said Sgt. Pat... Read More

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New Dressage Manager for 2010 WEG Games Named

January 24, 2008

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. has announced Lloyd Landkamer, of Hamel, Minn., as the Dressage Discipline Manager for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, in addition to his current duties as the Para-Equestrian Discipline Manager... Read More

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Ontario Vet College Now Offering Stem Cell Therapy

January 23, 2008

Clinicians and researchers at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) have teamed up to offer stem cell therapy to repair injured tendons and ligaments in horses.

The move provides clients with a new treatment option for... Read More

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Curlin Named Thoroughbred Horse of the Year

January 22, 2008

Curlin began the 2007 racing season as a maiden. After winning his first race of the year by an eye-popping 12 3/4 lengths, the son of Smart Strike has been nearly unstoppable. His remarkable campaign carried him all the way to the Breeders' Cup... Read More

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Rolex to Include Retirement Ceremony for Champion Winsome Adante

January 22, 2008

The only three-time winner of the CCI**** at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, eventing legend Winsome Adante will grace the Sheila C. Johnson Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in... Read More

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Study Shows Horses Able to Absorb Fatty Acid Supplements

January 22, 2008

Illinois researchers studying the effect of nutritional supplementation with essential fatty acids (EFAs) reported that EFAs are absorbed systemically after oral administration and alter the normal pool of fatty acids in the bloodstream of horses.... Read More

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Rider Education, Equipment, Course Design Considered at Eventing Risk Forum

January 21, 2008

Leaders in the sport of eventing are attempting to reach new heights in education, experimentation, data collection, and communication in their quest to reduce the risk of accidents among equestrian athletes. These were the main themes to emerge... Read More

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Nearly 100 Rescued Equids in U.K. Recovering

January 19, 2008

Following up on an article TheHorse.com first started covering on Jan. 9, the latest news from the multiagency rescue of more than 90 equids, including horses, ponies, and donkeys, from a farm in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, U.K., is that the... Read More

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Manure Pile Disappearing From Santa Fe Horse Racetrack

January 17, 2008

Workers are smoothing out a pile of manure at The Downs at Santa Fe horse racetrack in New Mexico.

Crews are spreading the manure four to five inches thick over a 40-acre parcel of the track.The manure will be tilled into the soil and... Read More

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Santa Anita to Close for Footing Fix

January 17, 2008

A liquid binder officials believe will save Santa Anita Park's Cushion Track should take about 10 days to acquire and another four to mix with the synthetic racing surface, the California Horse Racing Board was told Jan. 16.

Track president... Read More

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30% of WEG Trade Show Booths Already Booked

January 16, 2008

Companies and other organizations around the world have taken advantage of the first opportunity to become a vendor at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Trade Show. The World Games 2010 Foundation launched its trade show advance... Read More

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WEG 2010 Selects Official Horse Transport Company

January 16, 2008

The World Games 2010 Foundation has appointed Peden Bloodstock as the official shipping agent for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held Sept. 25-Oct. 10, 2010, at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Peden Bloodstock will be engaged i... Read More

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Joint Authorities--Orthopedic State of the Art (BEVA 2007)

January 15, 2008

Two veterinarians compiled the latest on equine orthopedic topics and presented it to their colleagues at the 46th British Equine Veterinary Association Congress, held in Edinburgh, Scotland... Read More

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Jacksons 'Very Close' to Making Decision on Barbaro Site

January 15, 2008

Nearing the one-year anniversary of Barbaro's death, Gretchen Jackson said she and her husband, Roy, are close to announcing where the ashes of the winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby will be buried.

Barbaro was euthanatized Jan. 29, 2007,... Read More

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Olympic Horse Manure Management Going Green in Hong Kong

January 15, 2008

The Hong Kong Jockey Club recently demonstrated its manure management program, illustrating one way in which the club will observe the "Green Olympics" theme of the 2008 Olympic Games. Stable waste and manure from the Olympic equestrian venues a... Read More

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Santa Anita Trying New Synthetic Material to Fix Drainage Woes

January 15, 2008

Synthetic material that includes a liquid binder will be added to Santa Anita Park's main surface in an effort to improve drainage, the Southern California racetrack announced Jan. 15.

After several days of testing material manufactured by... Read More

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Oregon Rancher Completes Cross-Country Ride

January 14, 2008

An Oregon rancher who set off on a cross-country horseback ride seven months ago in search of what's good in America dismounted in Hendersonville, N.C., feeling encouraged by the spirit and stories of the people he met.

Bill Inman's journey... Read More

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First Keeneland Sale Since New Steroids Rule; One Test Requested

January 14, 2008

Although Keeneland's January Thoroughbred horses of all ages sale was the first to be conducted under new policies allowing buyers the right to request testing for exogenous anabolic steroids in weanling and yearling purchases, there was only on... Read More

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Don Burt Receives Lifetime Achievement Award; Karen O'Connor Named Equestrian of the Year

January 13, 2008

It was a night for celebration and standing ovations during the much-anticipated Pegasus Awards where the equestrian world’s brightest stars gathered to be honored and celebrate achievements from 2007, as well as a lifetime.

The highligh... Read More

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Two Canadian Riders Opt Out of Olympics

January 12, 2008

Three top dressage riders--one from Switzerland and two from Canada—have renounced their participation in the 2008 summer Olympics in China, citing potential equine health hazards posed by extreme climate and travel conditions.

Canadian... Read More

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Cohesive Rules for Racehorse Steroids Sought

January 11, 2008

The head of a major horsemen's group in the United States has proposed a national approach for regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses with an implementation date of Jan. 1, 2009.

Roughly 10 jurisdictions around the country are preparing... Read More