Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Injured Teuflesberg Expected to Undergo Surgery Oct. 11

October 09, 2007

Co-owner and trainer Jamie Sanders said Oct. 9 Teuflesberg will likely undergo surgery Oct. 11 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington.

The 3-year-old colt fractured both sesamoid bones in his left front leg Oct. 6 during the... Read More

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Legendary Racehorse John Henry Euthanatized at 32

October 08, 2007

John Henry, the legendary Thoroughbred racehorse who was twice Horse of the Year, was humanely euthanatized at the Kentucky Horse Park today at 7:00 p.m.

John Nicholson, executive director of the park expressed, “The mighty heart of the great... Read More

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Champion Jockey Fallon on Trial for Race-Fixing

October 08, 2007

Champion jockey Kieren Fallon has gone on trial on charges of conspiring to fix races in Britain--a day after winning Europe's most prestigious race.

Fallon and five other defendants are accused of conspiracy to defraud customers who used... Read More

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Injuries Mar Record Day at Keeneland

October 07, 2007

Injuries--at least two of them fatal--marred a record slate of stakes races Saturday at Keeneland in which four horses earned automatic spots in the Breeders' Cup.

Teuflesberg, the 17th-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, pulled up short in... Read More

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Trainer Given Yearlong Suspension in Cobra Venom Case

October 05, 2007

 Kentucky racing stewards have suspended trainer Patrick Biancone for one year for numerous violations of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority's medication regulations following a hearing Oct. 4. The suspension begins Oct. 15.

KHRA... Read More

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New Research on PSSM Prevalence, Heritability in Progress

October 04, 2007

Researchers with the University of Minnesota have identified polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM) in 6-12% of overtly healthy Quarter Horses on six farms involved in a new study. They also said the disease could be more common within certain... Read More

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Jockey Suspended Five Years for Possessing Horse Stimulator

October 03, 2007

Jockey Roman Chapa recently began serving a five-year suspension issued by the New Mexico Racing Commission after he was found to be in possession of an electrical device. Chapa had appealed the ruling to district court, which on Sept. 11 upheld... Read More

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Outbreak: Australian Olympic Horses Vaccinated against Influenza

October 01, 2007

Vaccination of the horses shortlisted to represent Australia at the 2008 Olympics has begun following a special allocation of up to 100 doses of horse flu vaccine for high-value horses used in equestrian competition.

"Vaccine has been... Read More

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Indiana to Regulate Steroids; Questions Raised

October 01, 2007

The Indiana Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously Sept. 27 to adopt regulations on use of anabolic steroids in racehorses developed by the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium and endorsed by the Association of Racing Commissioners... Read More

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Sticky Stifles

October 01, 2007

My Thoroughbred's stifles have been making a popping noise for quite some time.... Read More

Routine hoof care is critical for your horse’s soundness and well-being. “A lot of times, when horses are on pasture, not in performance and not getting ridden very often, hoof problems arise due to longer intervals between care,” Tanner says. Whether a horse is barefoot or shod, “routine trimming by a skilled farrier,” is essential to reduce the possibility of laminitis, he adds.

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Older Horses Part 4: Hoof and Joint Care

October 01, 2007

The aging process brings with it some inevitable changes in horses. ... Read More

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Strength and Flexibility

October 01, 2007


There are a variety of ways to help your horse be stronger and less stiff.

For an avid horse person, little takes the breath away like watching an athletic... Read More

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Winding Down

October 01, 2007

Giving your horse a break from training can result in a healthier, happier horse--if you do it correctly. ... Read More

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Paraplegic Foal Update: Lucky at Home

September 30, 2007

VIDEO | About a month ago, The Horse brought you the story of Lucky, a five-month-old Quarter Horse foal who was rendered paraplegic by a spinal cord abscess at two... Read More

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Unilateral Castration in Horses Contraindicated and Costly

September 29, 2007

Unilaterally castrating horses (removing only one testicle), often as a result of failure to identify cryptorchidism prior to commencing a surgical castration, is an expensive and unethical procedure that continues to occur too frequently,... Read More

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Customs Officials Find Miniature Horse Cooped Up in Dog Kennel

September 28, 2007

When U.S. customs officials were checking on a large dog kennel inside an airplane that landed at the world's largest airport, they were surprised to find a hunched-over Miniature Horse looking up at them.

The incident could land the... Read More

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Keeneland November Sale Larger Than Ever; More Than 5,400 Lots Cataloged

September 27, 2007

Keeneland has cataloged a sale-record total of 5,415 lots for its November breeding stock sale, which will be held in Lexington. The auction, the largest of its kind in the world, will run for 15 days, Nov. 5-19.

November Sale catalogs will be... Read More

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Commentary: Spending Time with John Henry

September 26, 2007

I took my 7-year-old son to visit the Old Man on a recent Sunday afternoon.

It's been almost 20 years since I'd seen him, and the first time for Matthew. You know how time gets away. The Old Man's health has not been too good lately so a... Read More

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Keeneland September Sale Ends With Second-Highest Gross and Median Ever

September 26, 2007

When the Keeneland September yearling auction ended Sept. 25 in Lexington after 15 grueling sessions, consignor Tommy Eastham of Legacy Bloodstock was eager for more.

"I'm not ready to go home," he said. "As long as the horses are selling good... Read More

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Morris Animal Foundation Funding 11 Equine Studies in 2008

September 25, 2007

In 2008, the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) will fund about 120 animal health studies, including 11 new and continuing studies for horses. Equine enthusiasts are invited to sponsor or co-sponsor one of these studies with a total gift of $3,000 o... Read More

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WEG 2010: Three Years until Opening Ceremonies

September 25, 2007

Three years might sound like a long time, but for the organization responsible for planning, staging, and conducting the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, 2010 is quickly approaching. September 25, 2007 marks three years to go before the... Read More

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New Penn State Faculty Member brings Thoroughbred Industry Experience

September 24, 2007

W. Burton Staniar, MS, PhD, has joined the Penn State Department of Dairy and Animal Science faculty as an assistant professor of equine nutrition.

Prior to coming to Penn State, Staniar was an assistant professor at Virginia Polytechnic... Read More

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Keeneland Buyers, Consignors Impressed With September Sale Market

September 24, 2007

As the Keeneland September yearling sale approached the end of its long run in Lexington, the comments from consignors and buyers were nearly all positive. Here's what they had to say:

Jody Huckabay, Elm Tree Farm: "If you bring a nice horse... Read More

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USEF Members Get an Early Shot at WEG 2010 Tickets

September 24, 2007

Members of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will have the opportunity to be among the first to reserve tickets for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010. All categories of USEF membership will be included in this ticket... Read More

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Belmont Equine Medical Center to Bear Ruffian's Name

September 21, 2007

The state-of-the-art equine medical facility currently under construction at Belmont Park will be named after the great filly Ruffian, the IEAH Corporation announced Sept. 20.

"We are honored to able to carry out the legacy of Ruffian on th... Read More