Recent News for Sports Medicine

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WEG 2010: Rood & Riddle Named Official Equine Hospital and Veterinary Partner

October 22, 2007

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will be the official equine hospital and veterinary partner for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, as announced today by the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. Rood & Riddle is the first sponsorship partner... Read More

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10-Year-Old Steeplechaser Wins Fifth Breeders' Cup

October 21, 2007

Questions abounded over his fitness, but the three-time champion hurdler McDynamo turned back all challengers on the final turn and drew off over the final half-mile to win his fifth consecutive Breeders' Cup Grand National Steeplechase (NSA-I) Oct... Read More

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Tilt Tables Help Horses Recover from Anesthetic

October 20, 2007

To use a tilt table, a horse recovering from anesthesia is restrained to the top of the table--which is generally hydraulic--in lateral recumbency (down and on his side). The table is slowly tilted upright as the horse returns to consciousness... Read More

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John Henry Memorial Service Today

October 19, 2007

A public memorial service for John Henry will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Horse Park. Look for coverage of the service, including video, on TheHorse.com.... Read More

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John Henry: Uncommon Hero

October 19, 2007

John Henry was euthanized Oct. 8 at the Kentucky Horse Park at age 32.... Read More

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Blood-Horse to Publish Special John Henry Magazine

October 19, 2007

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The issue will be available in early... Read More

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John Henry Remembered at Memorial Service

October 19, 2007

Perhaps the loudest ovation at the memorial service for John Henry Oct. 19 at The Kentucky Horse Park came when John Nicholson thanked John's "special friends."

The man who runs the Horse Park was speaking of the dedicated group of employees... Read More

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Trainer in Cobra Venom Case Agrees to Yearlong Suspension

October 18, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority reached a settlement agreement with trainer Patrick Biancone Oct. 17 that will bar him from training horses for six months and prevent him from applying for a trainer's license for an additional six months.... Read More

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John Henry Commentary: Old Friend

October 18, 2007

There are other places in this magazine where you can read about John Henry's humble beginnings, his legendary racing career, and his wonderful retirement. This is not about that.

My friend John died Oct. 8.

He was my friend for 26 years,... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park to Get Luxury Hotel

October 18, 2007

A private developer has received a lease from the state to build a 267-room luxury hotel at Kentucky Horse Park.

Gov. Ernie Fletcher announced Wednesday that the deal had been made with Lexington-based Bluegrass Equine & Tourism Foundation... Read More

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HorseRacing TV to Salute John Henry Oct. 17

October 17, 2007

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Study of EIPH Drug Seeks to Answer Effectiveness, Enhancement Concerns

October 17, 2007

A study led by Colorado State University and research partners will help to answer a long-debated question about health and performance effects of a drug commonly used to treat racehorses in the U.S. to prevent bleeding into their airways as the... Read More

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Horse Sales Task Force Recommendations Draw Praise, Criticism

October 16, 2007

Preliminary recommendations aimed at self-regulation for the equine auction industry were unveiled by the Sales Integrity Task Force during a public forum held at the Keeneland sale... Read More

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Thoroughbred Group Offers Tips on Managing, Retraining the Ex-Racehorse

October 16, 2007

The proliferation of racehorse rescues and retirement programs means that thousands of retired Thoroughbred racehorses have been placed into new homes. Ensuring success in what comes next--the transition and retraining of Thoroughbreds by their... Read More

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Florida Town Considering Horse Manure as Electricity Source

October 16, 2007

The 9,000 horses that live in Wellington, Fla., produce about 100 tons of manure a day, enough to cover a football field two feet deep.

Now, Wellington's village council is looking into burning some of that waste and produce electricity. It... Read More

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OSU Equine Open House Provides Chance to Talk to Vets, Faculty

October 15, 2007

All of the more than 180,000 Ohio residents involved in the horse industry as owners, service providers, employees, or volunteers are invited to an Oct. 30 open house at The Ohio State University Equine Facility in Dublin, Ohio.

The... Read More

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WEG 2010: Trade Show Advance Registration Offered

October 12, 2007

The first opportunity to become a vendor at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games is officially underway. The World Games 2010 Foundation, the organization responsible for planning, staging, and conducting the 2010 Games, has announced... Read More

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Trainer Suspended in Cobra Venom Case Granted Stay

October 11, 2007

 Trainer Patrick Biancone, suspended for one year for possessing on the grounds of Keeneland three sealed vials of alpha-cobratoxin (cobra venom), a Class A substance under the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority Uniform Drug and Medication... Read More

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FEI Vets to Provide Guidance on Hong Kong Olympic Conditions

October 11, 2007

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) will host a workshop to provide guidance in preparing equine athletes for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong. The event, organized by the FEI's welfare subcommittee, will take place in Lausanne,... Read More

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Pfizer, Equine Affaire Celebrate 10-Year Partnership

October 11, 2007

This year, Equine Affaire will mark a decade of thrilling horse enthusiasts in New England, and Pfizer Animal Health has been with the event every step of the way. Attendees have long been familiar with the cornerstone of this partnership--The... Read More

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Old Friends Retirement Facility to Organize John Henry Memorial

October 11, 2007

John Henry, famous for his cantankerous disposition, was a two-time Horse of the Year. He retired in 1985 with earnings of more than $6.5 million.... Read More

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Kentucky Farm Managers' Meeting Focuses on Equine Health

October 10, 2007

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club focused on equine health and biosecurity and offered a presentation by guest speaker Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM, of the Gluck Equine Research Center Oct. 9.

Prior to Dwyer's... Read More

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Walking with John Henry

October 09, 2007

We sometimes don't understand the importance of small actions until later. Cindy Rullman, director of marketing at the Kentucky Horse Park, contacted The Horse in early August to tell us about John Henry and his walks around the park. The... Read More

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Steve Haskin: Remembering John Henry

October 09, 2007

It was a shock to hear John Henry had died, even though he had been in ill health and was 32 years old. Some things, like the mighty Redwoods, seem eternal, and John always was eternal in my mind. Or perhaps that feeling was more rooted in my... Read More

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Lameness Experts Meet to Discuss Upcoming Research, Funding

October 09, 2007

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation hosted a Lameness Research Meeting and Panel Aug. 1 in Fort Collins, Colo. Researchers and lameness experts from around the world met to prioritize future lameness research needs... Read More