Recent News for Sports Medicine

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California Council Approves Dixon Downs Racetrack Proposal

October 25, 2006

The Dixon City Council has tentatively approved a proposal that will bring a multi-million dollar horse racing track to the California city. The council voted in favor of the Dixon Downs project at their meeting on Monday night (Oct.... Read More

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After Five Months, Barbaro Still Going Strong

October 24, 2006

It has been a little over five months since Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was brought to the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital at New Bolton Center. "I am happy to report that Barbaro had another good week, and his... Read More

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Calder Institutes Policy to Curb Infectious Diseases Among Racehorses

October 23, 2006

In an effort to control the spread of infectious diseases, including Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), among Thoroughbred racehorses, Calder Race Course is instituting the following standing policy effective immediately:

All horses seeking... Read More

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Churchill Readies Breeders' Cup Quarantine Facilities

October 22, 2006

Churchill Downs is putting the finishing touches on quarantine and isolation facilities that will house foreign participants set to compete in the 23rd... Read More

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USDA Distributes Oral Rabies Vaccine in Three Southeastern States

October 22, 2006

Wildlife Services, a program within the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, began distributing oral rabies vaccine baits on Oct. 16, to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in portions of Alabama, Georgia, and... Read More

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Number of Thoroughbred Breedings Increases in 2006

October 21, 2006

The Jockey Club reported Oct. 19 that 3,053 stallions covered 59,434 mares in North America during 2006, according to "Reports of Mares Bred" received through Oct. 12, 2006.

The number of stallions declined 1.4% from the 3,097 reported at... Read More

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Champion Thoroughbred El Gran Senor Euthanatized

October 20, 2006

Central Kentucky Thoroughbred stallion El Gran Senor was euthanatized Oct. 18 at Ashford Stud due to the infirmities of old age. He was 25.

A champion and classic winner in Europe, El Gran Senor sired 55 lifetime stakes winners,... Read More

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Atrial Fibrillation Affects General Performance

October 20, 2006

Horses with atrial fibrillation (AF, disorganized electrical conduction and pumping of the atria) can have a difficult time with exercise. Scientists have shown that the condition influences the properties and blood flow in horses during... Read More

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Farnam Introduces Horseshoer's Secret Concentrate

October 20, 2006

Maintaining healthy hooves may be the biggest challenge horse owners face when it comes to caring for their horses. Horseshoer's Secret was scientifically developed to ensure your horse receives a balanced blend of the essential ingredients... Read More

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Washington, Conn., Coyote Tests Positive for Rabies

October 20, 2006

A coyote that was beaten to death by a man cutting logs has tested positive for rabies, state Department of Environmental Protection officials said Thursday (Oct. 19).

The coyote was suspected of attacking two other town residents before it wa... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Census Survey Now Available

October 19, 2006

While the often-raised question, "How many horses are there in Kentucky?" is a simple one, the answer isn't as straightforward. The answer depends on who you ask and how the count is done. What is known is that many horses never get counted by... Read More

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Walking Horse Champion "Make-Up" Competition Canceled

October 18, 2006

Tennessean.com reported yesterday (Oct. 17) that the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association (TWHBEA) has voted to... Read More

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Summit Issues Recommendations to Improve Racehorse Safety

October 18, 2006

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit ended Tuesday (Oct. 17) in Lexington, Ky., after more than 40 participants worked together to draft action plans in six areas to improve conditions in the Thoroughbred industry. The six areas were... Read More

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TWHBEA Announces Cancellation of Invitational Horse Show

October 18, 2006

The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association announced today that the Tennessee Walking Horse Invitational scheduled for Nov. 24 and 25, has been cancelled.
 
"Our goal for this show was to showcase our outstanding... Read More

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Barbaro Remains Comfortable, Continues to Improve

October 18, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to improve a week after his right hind leg cast change. "Barbaro is wearing his new cast comfortably and his vital signs and appetite remain excellent," said Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of... Read More

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University of Pennsylvania Newsmagazine Posts Story on Barbaro Team

October 18, 2006

The University of Pennyslvania's bellwether has published a story about the team that has been treating Barbaro since he shattered his right hind leg in the Preakness... Read More

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Grade I Winner Bandini Retired to Walmac

October 17, 2006

Bandini, a grade I winner and track-record setter, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at John T. Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac Farm near Lexington, Ky. The 4-year-old son of Fusaichi Pegasus is being syndicated and will stan... Read More

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Bluegrass Cat to Stand for $50,000 at WinStar

October 17, 2006

Bluegrass Cat, a twice classic-placed grade I winner, will begin his stallion career in 2007 for a fee of $50,000 at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.

The 3-year-old son of Storm Cat is out of the A.P. Ind... Read More

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Seabiscuit Star to Appear at Charity Horse Show

October 17, 2006

(Edited press release)
Rich In Dallas, one of the equine stars of the 2003 blockbuster film Seabiscuit, will attend the second annual charity horse show to benefit The Exceller Fund. The event will be held Oct. 28 at the Patrick Henr... Read More

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Cities Crowd the Field to Lure Lucrative Horse Shows

October 16, 2006

Oklahoma City, situated in the middle of the United States and at the confluence of three major interstate highways, long has been an inviting home to equine events, enough so that some in that industry refer to the city as the Horse Show Capita... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare Summit Open to Public

October 15, 2006

The Monday morning (Oct. 16) session of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will be open to the public and the media. A media briefing will be held at the conclusion of the summit on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 17).

The Monday... Read More

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AQHA Members Now Receive Benefits through MetLife

October 14, 2006

American Quarter Horse Association members are now eligible to apply for benefits through MetLife Auto & Home. As the result of a new partnership between MetLife and AQHA, members may apply for benefits that aren't available to the general... Read More

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Celebrities and Audience to Judge Trainer Challenge at Virginia Expo

October 13, 2006

The Virginia Equine Extravaganza returns to Richmond's Raceway Complex October 27-29, 2006, for the third annual equine symposium and first-ever three-day Virginia-based colt-starting competition emceed by horse behavior expert and clinician... Read More

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Presidential Perks Can Include Horses, Dogs

October 13, 2006

When U.S. presidents receive gifts, the items are acknowledged, then packed away in a government warehouse to await the opening of his future library.

It's been the fate of many pairs of cowboy boots and hats, expensive rugs, glinting... Read More

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Welfare and Safety Summit Begins Monday at Keeneland

October 13, 2006

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit opens Monday at Keeneland in Lexington with a session of presentations and panel discussions that will be open to the public. The session, which will be held in the Keeneland sale pavilion, will run... Read More