Recent News for Sports Medicine

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May 21-27 is Hurricane Awareness Week

May 15, 2006

History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.... Read More

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Freedom Health Sponsors the First Annual Thoroughbred Fraternity Party

May 15, 2006

Join hosts Chris Lincoln and Randy Moss of ESPN on June 17 for the first annual Thoroughbred Fraternity Party, presented by SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program. The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville,... Read More

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Eleven Paints Honored by the United States Eventing Association

May 12, 2006

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) recently recognized 11 talented horses with All-Breed awards for their accomplishments in the United States Eventing Association's (USEA) competition. Awards were given for outstanding performances in... Read More

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Lawyer Ron to Miss Preakness; To Have Chip Removed

May 11, 2006

Lawyer Ron is scheduled to have a small chip removed from his right, hind ankle May 12 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. The surgery, to be performed by Larry Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, will force the son of Langfuhr to... Read More

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Sharp Humor Sidelined With Chip Knee Fracture

May 10, 2006

Purdedel and WinStar Stable's Sharp Humor has been diagnosed with a small fracture of the left knee which will knock him off the Triple Crown trail.

The 3-year-old New York-bred son of Distorted Humor is scheduled to undergo surgery... Read More

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Barbaro Back at Fair Hill; Preakness Field is Work in Progress

May 10, 2006

(Edited press release)

Barbaro, winner of Saturday's Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), arrived safely at his home at the Fair Hill Training Facility in Northeast Maryland after vanning from Churchill Downs. The... Read More

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Preakness Celebration Announces 2006 Events

May 09, 2006

Maryland Preakness Celebration, Inc. announced the calendar of events for Preakness Week 2006 last week at a press event at the World Famous Lexington Market, which was attended by Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley. Maryland Preakness Celebration,... Read More

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KEEP Informational Meeting in the Central Kentucky Area

May 09, 2006

A public meeting is scheduled for tonight, May 9, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington to explain the Kentucky Equine Education Project's (KEEP) mission and goals for 2006 and beyond, as well as ask for important input from the local horse... Read More

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132nd Kentucky Derby

May 06, 2006

For complete coverage of the 132nd running of the Kentucky Derby, The Run for the Roses, go to Read More

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Farnam maintains high visibility at Rolex Kentucky 3-Day Event

May 05, 2006

As the Presenting Sponsor of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Farnam looks at its involvement as more than an opportunity to showcase its vast equine product line. Its participation also helps to bring the equine industry together by affordin... Read More

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Former Derby Contender Finds a Home

May 05, 2006

Four years after being considered a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender, Tracemark, a 7-year-old gelding, is embarking on a life of retirement on a California farm.

Not much newsworthy about that, even during Kentucky Derby season. But... Read More

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Thoroughbred Champion Personal Ensign Back in Spotlight

May 04, 2006

In 1988, Personal Ensign became the first American horse in more than 80 years to retire as an undefeated champion. Today she is back in the spotlight, appearing in a TV public service announcement (PSA) to promote public understanding, respect,... Read More

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Ferdinand Derby Anniversary Impetus for Slaughter-Ban Push

May 04, 2006

Supporters of legislation that would ban the transport of horses to slaughter for human consumption are hopeful the measure will pass Congress this year, a co-sponsor of the bill said May 3. Meanwhile, members of the Kentuck... Read More

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Brass Hat Disqualified From Second in Dubai World Cup

May 03, 2006

Brass Hat, who ran second in the March 25 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), has been disqualified because a post-race test revealed trace amounts of the drug methyl prednisolone acetate.

After a two-day hearing via... Read More

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Rolex Talk Highlights Performance Horse Issues

May 03, 2006

The 2006 Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event drew more than 90,000 equine enthusiasts to the Kentucky Horse Park, and Lexington's Hagyard Equine Medical Institute (HEMI) used the opportunity to educate horse owners on common health issues... Read More

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Keeneland Horse Doesn't Have Strangles

May 02, 2006

A Thoroughbred racehorse at Keeneland began showing slight signs of filling in the submandibular region (under the jaw) late last week, and on Saturday (April 29) the horse was moved to a private clinic for diagnosis. The fear was that the horse... Read More

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Andrew Hoy Tops Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI**** Presented by Farnam

May 02, 2006

Seasoned competitor Andrew Hoy of Australia displayed the brilliant riding that has made him an Olympic medalist three times to win the top prize at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI**** presented by Farnam. The event was held April 27-30 a... Read More

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Living With Your Contractor

May 01, 2006

The scenario is everyone's worst nightmare: Two men speaking a version of English you can't understand roll in on the wrong day at the wrong time in a muddy, beat-up truck with an ancient backhoe leaking hydraulic fluid on ... Read More

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Interval Training: A Better Option?

May 01, 2006

Musculoskeletal injury is the main cause of wastage in Thoroughbred racehorses worldwide, with nearly 30% of all fractures being pelvic and tibial stress fractures. California studies in the late 1990s suggested fast work increased the risk of... Read More

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Uniform Medication

May 01, 2006

The AAEP organized the Racing Medication Summit in December 2001 during the University of Arizona Racing Symposium in Tucson. By the end of the day, there was recognition by the participants that an opportunity existed to address the ongoing... Read More

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Hematomas in Horses

May 01, 2006

What exactly happens the minute after the direct trauma (like a kick or a collision)? How does the blood pool?... Read More

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Bloodhorse.com "Morning Line" Takes You Behind the Scenes at the Kentucky Derby

April 28, 2006

Beginning Monday, May 1, and running daily through Derby Day, Saturday, May 6, bloodhorse.com introduces Morning Line, a new feature designed to bring the horses, people, and places of... Read More

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USDF Educational Center Finds New Home at Kentucky Horse Park

April 26, 2006

Nearly 200 equine sport notables and enthusiasts, and state government dignitaries braved a rainy afternoon Friday (April 21) to join United States Dressage Federation (USDF) officials and staff in a ribbon cutting opening of the National... Read More

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Young Equestrians to Get "Taste of the Olympics"

April 25, 2006

Young equestrians from all reaches of North America will get a feel for what it's like to compete in the Olympic Games when they compete in the CN North American Junior and Young Riders' Championships (NAJYRC), at the Virginia Horse Center in... Read More

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ReRun Features Famous Athletes' Moneigh Paintings on eBay

April 25, 2006

ReRun Inc., the nonprofit adoption organization, announced Monday (April 24) that a select group of its signature "Moneigh" paintings created by past Kentucky Derby winners and other notable racehorses are available on eBay beginning this... Read More