Recent News for Sports Medicine

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New Details Emerge Regarding Saint Liam's Accident, Death

August 24, 2006

Horse of the Year Saint Liam, who was euthanized Aug. 22 after suffering a fracture of his left hind leg, had no chance for survival because of the severity of the injury. The 6-year-old son of Saint Ballado was taken to Rood & Riddle Equine... Read More

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Team USA Wins WEG Dressage Bronze

August 23, 2006

Day two of grand prix didn't give any of the remaining 43 riders much of an advantage when it came to weather, but it did not seem to affect the Americans, the Dutch, the Germans or the Danes. The crowd of 32,000 definitely got their money's... Read More

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Barbaro's Surgeon Unable to Save Injured Polar Bear

August 22, 2006

A polar bear operated on by the surgeon for classic winner Barbaro died just hours after surgery Monday.

Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, operated on Alcor, a 750-pound bear with two badly broken bones just above its right paw, at... Read More

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Surgeries and Steroids

August 22, 2006

A survey of buyers of Thoroughbred weanlings, yearlings, and 2-year-olds discovered that surgeries to correct conformation defects have a significant influence on whether or not someone will buy a horse at public auction.

In fact, 28.4%... Read More

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Barbaro Remains Comfortable on Both Hind Limbs

August 22, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro remains comfortable according to veterinarians at Penn's George D. Widener Hospital. "Barbaro is doing well on both hind limbs," said Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Chief of Surgery. "Because of this, we do not... Read More

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Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Saint Liam Dead

August 22, 2006

Horse of the Year Saint Liam, who completed his first year at stud at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., suffered a fractured hind leg while being led to his paddock today (Tuesday, Aug. 22). The 6-year-old son of Saint... Read More

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Jockey Club Projects 2007 Thoroughbred Foal Crop at 37,500

August 21, 2006

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2007 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,500, an increase of 0.5 percent against the 2006... Read More

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Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 Becomes Official Name

August 21, 2006

In an effort to adapt to the reality of the modern sporting scene, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) had taken the decision to change the name of the FEI World Equestrian Games to FEI Games in view of the event's next edition in 2010... Read More

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Spain and France Bring Home First WEG Medals

August 21, 2006

Long before the sun rose over the first day of competition at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Aachen, a flurry of activity was going on as the stage was set for the first medal decisions made in the equestrian discipline of endurance.... Read More

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Calif. Owner to Sue Trainer Over Drug Positive

August 18, 2006

In a lawsuit that is believed to be unprecedented, the owner of a horse disqualified for a drug positive is suing his trainer for the redistributed purse money.

Los Angeles-based attorney Alan Klein, whose Ellenay Racing owned Dyna Da... Read More

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HorseTV Channel Guest Correspondents to Cover WEG

August 17, 2006

Olympic medalists David O'Connor and Lisa Wilcox are set to contribute their equestrian expertise to The HorseTV Channel's coverage of the ultimate equestrian competition--the World Equestrian Games 2006 in Aachen, Germany. O'Connor and Wilcox... Read More

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Talkin' Horses Transcript: Dean Richardson

August 17, 2006

Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, the head of surgery at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, has been in the public eye since May 20 when he began treating Kentucky Derby winner... Read More

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A Very Good Week for Barbaro

August 17, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to do well, and is being hand-grazed for 20-30 minutes a day. "His blood work is completely normal and his vital signs are good," said Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Chief of Surgery. "I can't complain.... Read More

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Woodbine to Unveil Polytrack Surface Aug. 30

August 17, 2006

Woodbine Entertainment Group has targeted Aug. 30 for its first race to take place on the Toronto track's new state-of-the-art Polytrack surface.

"We expect to complete the installation of the Polytrack on top of the macadam (final... Read More

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WEG Team Members Comment on Upcoming Games

August 16, 2006

In a conference call held today in cooperation with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), five members of the U.S. 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) team answered a wide range of general media questions. On the phone from Germany were... Read More

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Special Edition of Talkin' Horses to Feature Barbaro's Surgeon

August 15, 2006

Bloodhorse.com has announced a special edition of Talkin' Horses that will feature Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, head of surgery at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.... Read More

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Farnam Presents More Than $51,000 to 2006 WEG Show Jumping Team

August 14, 2006

Partner-level sponsor of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), Farnam Companies presented a check on Aug. 11 for $50,167.27 to USEF for the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Show Jumping Team. Farnam is the official sponsor of the... Read More

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2006 FEI World Equestrian Games Content Area Now Online at USEF.org

August 14, 2006

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced the newest addition to www.usef.org--the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) content area. Found online at Read More

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Breath of Fresh Air for Barbaro, Gaining Weight

August 14, 2006

After almost three months in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital, Barbaro has begun brief outings to some grassy areas adjacent to the ICU to hand graze.

"We felt he was ready for ... Read More

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Wahl Adds Charity Donation to Road to the Horse Prize

August 10, 2006

The Road to the Horse Champion of Champions Event is adding an additional incentive to the training competition: $15,000, donated to the charity of the winner's choice, donated by Wahl Clipper... Read More

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Definitive EPO Blood-Doping Test Developed

August 10, 2006

Edited press release

A Pennsylvania laboratory is the first to employ a definitive test for erythropoietin--the blood-doping agent commonly known as EPO--and the test resulted in the suspension and fining of a trainer of... Read More

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During Cast Change, Barbaro's Injured Leg 'Looked Good'

August 09, 2006

Edited release from New Bolton Center

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was doing well Wednesday morning after the cast on his right hind limb was changed late Tuesday afternoon under general anesthesia at the New Bolton... Read More

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Limited Spots Still Available for Equine Veterinary Wet Labs

August 08, 2006

The early registration deadline is August 15, but there are a limited number of spots still available for AAEP's most participatory CE experience. A... Read More

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Cast Change Planned for Barbaro Today

August 08, 2006

Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital plan to change the right hind leg cast of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro later today (August 8).... Read More

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Wet Labs Bring Veterinary Education to Hambletonian Festival of Racing

August 07, 2006

Equine veterinarians from around the country gathered during this first week of August at the Meadowlands Racetrack to participate in a wide range of educational seminars during the 2006 Hambletonian... Read More