Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Jacksons Reflect on Decision to Bury Barbaro at Churchill

January 30, 2008

The morning of Jan. 29 represented a lot of things for Roy and Gretchen Jackson. Not only was it the one-year anniversary of when their colt Barbaro lost his battle with laminitis, but it was the day when they would finally reveal that he... Read More

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World Equestrian Games 2010 Volunteers Sought

January 30, 2008

The World Games 2010 Foundation is launching a volunteer recruitment Web Site to manage the thousands of volunteers needed for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can log on to Read More

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Smarty Jones' Surgeon Receives Rutgers Award

January 30, 2008

The Equine Science Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has named Patricia Hogan, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, as the 2008 winner of the Center’s “Spirit of the Horse” award.

The award was presented at the New Jersey... Read More

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Barbaro Owners to Announce Plans at Churchill Downs on Anniversary of Death

January 29, 2008

Barbaro's owners will return to Churchill Downs on Tuesday to honor the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner on the first anniversary of his death.

The Jacksons will make an announcement during a news conference at 10 a.m. (EST) in the Triple... Read More

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Barbaro to be Buried at Churchill Downs

January 29, 2008

Barbaro will be buried at the site of his greatest triumph.

The 2006 Kentucky Derby champion, who was euthanatized on Jan. 29, 2007 from complications of an injury suffered at the Preakness, will have his ashes interred at Churchill... Read More

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Barbaro's Legacy Lives On at UPenn

January 29, 2008

(Edited University of Pennsylvania press release)

The legacy of Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, lives on at the University of Pennsylvania's veterinary school and hospital where he spent his final days.

"At Penn... Read More

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Retired Racehorses to Participate in Texas A&M Study

January 29, 2008

More than 100 horses currently being cared for by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will take part in a study at Texas A&M University that will attempt to identify genes in horses predisposed to fractures and catastrophic injuries... Read More

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Vets Testify on Need to Expand Educational Offerings

January 28, 2008

Veterinarians recently took to Capitol Hill to help spread the message that our country's ability to protect its food supply--and its capacity for zoonotic and food-animal disease research--is insufficient and needs federal support.

W. Ron... Read More

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More Rain, More Cancellations at Santa Anita

January 28, 2008

After getting a break in the weather enabling the Sunshine Millions program to go forward Jan. 26, Santa Anita announced it has canceled its live racing programs for the next two days after more rain hit the track... Read More

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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