Recent News for Sports Medicine

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New Penn State Faculty Member brings Thoroughbred Industry Experience

September 24, 2007

W. Burton Staniar, MS, PhD, has joined the Penn State Department of Dairy and Animal Science faculty as an assistant professor of equine nutrition.

Prior to coming to Penn State, Staniar was an assistant professor at Virginia Polytechnic... Read More

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Keeneland Buyers, Consignors Impressed With September Sale Market

September 24, 2007

As the Keeneland September yearling sale approached the end of its long run in Lexington, the comments from consignors and buyers were nearly all positive. Here's what they had to say:

Jody Huckabay, Elm Tree Farm: "If you bring a nice horse... Read More

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USEF Members Get an Early Shot at WEG 2010 Tickets

September 24, 2007

Members of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will have the opportunity to be among the first to reserve tickets for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010. All categories of USEF membership will be included in this ticket... Read More

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Belmont Equine Medical Center to Bear Ruffian's Name

September 21, 2007

The state-of-the-art equine medical facility currently under construction at Belmont Park will be named after the great filly Ruffian, the IEAH Corporation announced Sept. 20.

"We are honored to able to carry out the legacy of Ruffian on th... Read More

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Racehorse Loses 125th Race; Sets New Record for Futility

September 20, 2007

A Puerto Rican horse that can't win a race now has a claim to fame. Dona Chepa, a 9-year-old brown mare, finished last in a six-horse field at Camarero Racetrack in eastern Puerto Rico on Wednesday, a 125th consecutive loss that is believed to b... Read More

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Cobra Venom Case: Trainer's Hearing Scheduled

September 20, 2007

Following the announcement of the five-year suspension of veterinarian Dr. Rod Stewart for alleged violations of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority's medication regulations, the... Read More

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Competition Director Selected for WEG 2010

September 20, 2007

Kate Jackson has been named Competition Director for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., the organization responsible for the planning, staging, and conducting the games, announced.

As... Read More

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Second 'Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse' Summit Planned

September 20, 2007

Participants from the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit announced a second summit is scheduled for March 17-18, 2008, at Keeneland. In addition, members on Sept. 20... Read More

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Vet Given Five-Year Suspension in Cobra Venom Investigation

September 19, 2007

Kentucky racing stewards have suspended veterinarian Dr. Rodney Stewart for five years for numerous violations of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority's medication regulations.

The suspension was ordered following an investigation into items... Read More

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Puerto Rican Racehorse Could Set New Record for Most Races Lost

September 19, 2007

A Puerto Rican mare who hasn't won much of anything could at least claim a piece of horse racing history.

Dona Chepa, who has lost 124 consecutive races to match the futility set by Ouroene in Sydney between 1976 and 1983, could surpass the... Read More

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John Henry: Taking It a Day at a Time

September 18, 2007

John Henry has had several good days following a tentative period at the end of last week, according to Cathy Roby, who manages the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park.... Read More

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Race Injury Sidelines Belmont-Winning Filly Until 2008

September 17, 2007

Trainer Todd Pletcher announced Sept. 16 that Rags to Riches suffered a hairline fracture to her right front pastern during Saturday's Gazelle Stakes, but that the injury is not career-ending.

"She is expected to make a full recovery,"... Read More

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Firefighters Save Donkey Trapped in Well

September 17, 2007

A donkey in Underwood, Minn., is happily eating grass again after falling down a dry, abandoned well and being freed in an intensive rescue effort. It appeared that the animal wandered away from its farm and onto some boards covering the... Read More

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Horses with Septic Arthritis Can Be Monitored Via Synovial Fluid Analysis

September 15, 2007

Synovial fluid analysis, including evaluation of white blood cell counts and matrix metalloproteinases -2 and -9 (which degrade articular cartilage), can be employed to monitor effect of treatment and predict survival in horses with septic... Read More

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Jockey Club: 37,500 Foals Expected

September 15, 2007

The Jockey Club reported that 3,881 stallions covered 63,629 mares in North America during 2006. These matings resulted in 36,317 live foals for 2007 being reported to The Jockey Club on Live Foal Reports as of this Sept. 6.

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John Henry Receiving Supplemental Fluids

September 14, 2007

John Henry, everyone's favorite equine curmudgeon, was placed back on fluid therapy this week after bloodwork showed an imbalance of electrolytes, according to Read More

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Officials to Investigate Horse Deaths at Endurance Ride

September 14, 2007

The American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) will investigate the deaths of the two horses that were hit by a car after crossing the finish line on day seven of the Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Ride, said AERC President Mike Maul. The... Read More

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Sire of Derby Winner Monarchos Dead

September 14, 2007

Maria's Mon, who achieved star status by siring a Kentucky Derby winner from his first crop of foals, was euthanatized the morning of Sept. 14 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington. The 14-year-old son of Wavering Monarch stood at... Read More

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Barbaro's Yearling Brother Developing Nicely

September 13, 2007

Now a yearling, Nicanor is only about a month away from being sent to Ocala, Fla., to be broken by John Stevens at his Thoroughbred horse farm in Marion County. Barbaro fans all around the country are anxious to know how little Nicanor is progressing... Read More

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Illinois Barn Fire Kills 11 Horses

September 12, 2007

Authorities said 11 horses are dead after fire swept through several barns near the village of Peotone, Ill. No other injuries were reported and no other buildings were damaged near the southwest Chicago suburb.

Fire district spokesman Bill... Read More

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$3.7 Million Colt Tops Keeneland Select Yearling Sale

September 12, 2007

A striking son of Unbridled's Song brought a final bid of $3.7 million from Coolmore and associates to establish a new high price for the second session and first two days of the Keeneland September sale.

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Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Web Site Updated

September 12, 2007

The Web site reporting progress stemming from the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit  has... Read More

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Australian Thoroughbred Crop At Risk; Meeting For American Breeders Sept. 14

September 12, 2007

Audio | American Thoroughbred breeders interested in supplying bred mares for the 2008 Australian spring sales should attend a meeting by William Inglis and Son,... Read More

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Equine Influenza Spreads to Thoroughbreds at Darley Australia

September 10, 2007

If everything you have read about the equine influenza problem in Australia has seemed bad news...then it just got worse.

Three high-priced yearlings residing at Darley, in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, have been confirmed to have... Read More

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Transcript: Talkin' Horses with Kathy Hopkins, KHP Director of Equine Operations

September 10, 2007

Among her duties as Director of Equine Operations at Lexington's Kentucky Horse Park, Kathy Hopkins counts such diverse activities as the planning, organization, management and care of all... Read More