Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Lost in the Fog Given "Reasonable Chance"

August 27, 2006

The veterinarian treating sprint champion Lost in the Fog for cancerous tumors said Friday that the colt has "a reasonable chance" of reducing them to a size that's conducive for chemotherapy or surgery.

Dr. Gary Magdesian, chief of... Read More

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Rave Reviews for Woodbine's Polytrack Unveiling

August 27, 2006

Woodbine Racetrack unveiled its state-of-the-art Polytrack racing surface for training today (Aug. 27).

Hundreds of horses galloped, jogged, or walked while 84 recorded timed workouts ranging from two furlongs to seven furlongs during th... Read More

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National Turf Writers to Honor "Team Barbaro"

August 27, 2006

(from National Turf Writers Association release)

The individuals associated with undefeated Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Barbaro, veterinary surgeon Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, and the University of Pennsylvania School... Read More

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Vet Med Expertise Gives Barbaro a Lift

August 27, 2006

By Dave Jones, Dateline UCDavis

First they put Barbaro in a Kimzey ambulance. Then they put a Kimzey splint on the racehorse's broken leg. And then the colt was in an Anderson sling several hours a day.

The ambulance,... Read More

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WEG Medals Awarded in Vaulting and Eventing

August 27, 2006

It was years in the making, but it came down to one minute in Aachen, Germany, and when that one minute was over, 18-year-old Megan Benjamin of Saratoga, CA, was the first female American vaulter ever to take a world championship. For the past 2... Read More

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WEG Photo Gallery: USA Vaulters Fly and Flip to Team Silver

August 27, 2006

The Horse Gallery is a collection of images by photographer Doug Prather at the FEI World Equestrian Games 2006, in Aachen, Germany.

For more information on the World Equestrian Games, see Read More

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Fly Control Sweepstakes Winner Attending WEG Courtesy of USEF/Farnam

August 25, 2006

Who would have thought that the pursuit of controlling that nasty fly problem in your horse's stable could send you on a trip to Aachen, Germany? Kristen Villeneuve of Jerico, Vermont, that's who.

As winner of the grand prize in the... Read More

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Horse Toys Used to Entertain Giraffes

August 25, 2006

A Scottish company is helping to entertain the giraffes at an American zoo this year - by sending them horse toys to play with.

Likit Products, a Scotland company, has developed a special range of innovative toys for horses to help combat... Read More

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Barbaro Injury Highlights Need for Laminitis Research Funding

August 25, 2006

By Rustin M. Moore, DVM on behalf of the AAEP Foundation, Inc.

As viewers around the world watched Barbaro pull up after the start of the 2006 Preakness Stakes, it was apparent to even the casual racing fan that the Kentucky... Read More

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WEG Photo Gallery: Despite Wet Weather, Dressage Competition Goes On

August 25, 2006

Nadine Capellman of Germany, riding Elvis, put in a good test despite the downpour. Second: Team USA's Steffen Peters and Floriano Peters finished fourth in the grand prix special with a 75.200%. Third: Andreas Helgstrand, of Denmark... Read More

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TheHorse.com Launches Online PDF Library

August 24, 2006

Only rarely do you find the whole story about a horse health problem in one online location. More often, you might find information about the disease process in one article, a bit about vaccination in another, something about treatment in a thir... Read More

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New Details Emerge Regarding Saint Liam's Accident, Death

August 24, 2006

Horse of the Year Saint Liam, who was euthanized Aug. 22 after suffering a fracture of his left hind leg, had no chance for survival because of the severity of the injury. The 6-year-old son of Saint Ballado was taken to Rood & Riddle Equine... Read More

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Team USA Wins WEG Dressage Bronze

August 23, 2006

Day two of grand prix didn't give any of the remaining 43 riders much of an advantage when it came to weather, but it did not seem to affect the Americans, the Dutch, the Germans or the Danes. The crowd of 32,000 definitely got their money's... Read More

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Barbaro's Surgeon Unable to Save Injured Polar Bear

August 22, 2006

A polar bear operated on by the surgeon for classic winner Barbaro died just hours after surgery Monday.

Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, operated on Alcor, a 750-pound bear with two badly broken bones just above its right paw, at... Read More

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Surgeries and Steroids

August 22, 2006

A survey of buyers of Thoroughbred weanlings, yearlings, and 2-year-olds discovered that surgeries to correct conformation defects have a significant influence on whether or not someone will buy a horse at public auction.

In fact, 28.4%... Read More

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Barbaro Remains Comfortable on Both Hind Limbs

August 22, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro remains comfortable according to veterinarians at Penn's George D. Widener Hospital. "Barbaro is doing well on both hind limbs," said Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Chief of Surgery. "Because of this, we do not... Read More

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Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Saint Liam Dead

August 22, 2006

Horse of the Year Saint Liam, who completed his first year at stud at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., suffered a fractured hind leg while being led to his paddock today (Tuesday, Aug. 22). The 6-year-old son of Saint... Read More

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Jockey Club Projects 2007 Thoroughbred Foal Crop at 37,500

August 21, 2006

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2007 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,500, an increase of 0.5 percent against the 2006... Read More

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Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 Becomes Official Name

August 21, 2006

In an effort to adapt to the reality of the modern sporting scene, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI) had taken the decision to change the name of the FEI World Equestrian Games to FEI Games in view of the event's next edition in 2010... Read More

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Spain and France Bring Home First WEG Medals

August 21, 2006

Long before the sun rose over the first day of competition at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Aachen, a flurry of activity was going on as the stage was set for the first medal decisions made in the equestrian discipline of endurance.... Read More

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Calif. Owner to Sue Trainer Over Drug Positive

August 18, 2006

In a lawsuit that is believed to be unprecedented, the owner of a horse disqualified for a drug positive is suing his trainer for the redistributed purse money.

Los Angeles-based attorney Alan Klein, whose Ellenay Racing owned Dyna Da... Read More

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HorseTV Channel Guest Correspondents to Cover WEG

August 17, 2006

Olympic medalists David O'Connor and Lisa Wilcox are set to contribute their equestrian expertise to The HorseTV Channel's coverage of the ultimate equestrian competition--the World Equestrian Games 2006 in Aachen, Germany. O'Connor and Wilcox... Read More

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Talkin' Horses Transcript: Dean Richardson

August 17, 2006

Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, the head of surgery at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, has been in the public eye since May 20 when he began treating Kentucky Derby winner... Read More

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A Very Good Week for Barbaro

August 17, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to do well, and is being hand-grazed for 20-30 minutes a day. "His blood work is completely normal and his vital signs are good," said Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Chief of Surgery. "I can't complain.... Read More

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Woodbine to Unveil Polytrack Surface Aug. 30

August 17, 2006

Woodbine Entertainment Group has targeted Aug. 30 for its first race to take place on the Toronto track's new state-of-the-art Polytrack surface.

"We expect to complete the installation of the Polytrack on top of the macadam (final... Read More