Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Derby Winner Genuine Risk Still Going Strong at 30

August 31, 2007

With the recent death of 1982 Kentucky Derby winner Gato Del Sol, Genuine Risk's position as the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner takes on additional importance. That's to be... Read More

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Equine Flu: Thoroughbred at Randwick Racecourse Tests Positive

August 30, 2007

The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries stated on Aug. 30 that a Thoroughbred tested positive for equine influenza at Randwich Racecourse. Initial tests at Elizabeth Macarthur Laboratories in Menagle have detected influenza type... Read More

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WEG 2010: Rutter to be Director of Community and Volunteer Affairs

August 29, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., the organization responsible for planning, staging, and conducting the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, has announced that Cathy Rutter will join their team as Director of Community and Volunteer... Read More

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Belmont Winner Rags To Riches' Temperature Back to Normal

August 29, 2007

Trainer Todd Pletcher reported this morning that Rags to Riches, the first filly to win the Belmont Stakes in 102 years, has had her temperature drop to normal levels and will likely head back to the track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 30.... Read More

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Veterinarian Appealing Suspension in Snake Venom Case

August 28, 2007

Dr. Rod Stewart has appealed a suspension order issued by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority in connection with the ongoing investigation of trainer Patrick Biancone.

Lisa Underwood, executive director of the KHRA, said following an Aug. 2... Read More

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Jockey Suspended, Fined for Whipping Injured Horse

August 27, 2007

An apologetic Russell Baze was suspended for 15 days by Bay Meadows stewards and fined $2,500 Aug. 26 for misusing his whip as the result of a complaint arising from an incident at the Bay Area track last week.

"I'm not going to try to... Read More

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University of Guelph Researchers Investigating Racehorse Heart Rates

August 24, 2007

Exactly how fast is the heart rate of a racehorse as it flies around the track?

For the first time ever, two University of Guelph researchers will be able to answer this question as part of a study aimed at recording the maximum heart rate... Read More

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Vet Suspended from Tracks for Noncompliance in Venom Investigation

August 23, 2007

Dr. Rod Stewart, a veterinarian for racehorse trainer Patrick Biancone, was suspended by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority for failing to comply with an order to turn over his computer and records to state stewards.

Stewards requested the... Read More

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Reporting Adverse Drug Effects

August 23, 2007

Horses have their own unique physiological makeup that reacts to therapeutic medications differently. ... Read More

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Ex-Jockey Turns Trick Horse Entertainer

August 23, 2007

"Go home and wash dishes! Have babies!" was the greeting Denise Boudrot got from the railbirds (track spectators) when she first began racing Thoroughbreds in 1972.
 
In 1972, Boudrot rode in her first horse race, one of thousands she... Read More

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Kentucky Drug Council Supports Regulation of Steroids

August 23, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council supports the regulation of anabolic steroids in horses at racetracks and auctions in the state, but requested further explanation of withdrawal times and other testing-related issues in the model rule... Read More

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Illinois Animals Now Covered Under Orders of Protection

August 22, 2007

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich recently signed into law a bill that will allow judges to include animals (including horses) in an order of protection. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) worked closely with... Read More

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Integrity Called Most Pressing Issue in Thoroughbred Industry

August 21, 2007

Representatives of the horse industry claim integrity issues have never been more important, and the results of soon-to-be-released research could indicate where the betting public stands on the matter.

During the Aug. 19 Jockey Club Round... Read More

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Jockey Club Projecting 2008 Thoroughbred Foal Crop of 37,500

August 20, 2007

The Jockey Club is projecting a 2008 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,500--equivalent to the forecast for the 2007 registered foal crop announced at this time last year.

The foal crop projection is computed by... Read More

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Kentucky Barn Blown Down; Racehorses Rescued from Debris

August 17, 2007

The owner of Czaria Farm in Bourbon County, Ky., said five of her racehorses were in a barn that was blown down by high winds last night, but they escaped with apparently minor injuries.

Sarah Hamilton said one of the horses escaped the... Read More

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ACell Therapy for Injuries; Powder Form Again Available

August 17, 2007

Tissue-engineered products such as extracellular matrix (a graft material that can be implanted at the site of damaged tissue) are being used by a growing number of equine veterinarians to stimulate swifter and better healing for tendon and... Read More

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Vets Checking Racehorses in Japan for Equine Influenza

August 16, 2007

About 200 veterinarians were dispatched yesterday to check 5,000 racehorses in Japan for equine influenza after 20 animals at a training center were found to be positive for the... Read More

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BenZoylEcgonine Thresholds in Horse Urine

August 15, 2007

In 1985, the Kentucky Racing Commission directed the Equine Pharmacology program at the University of Kentucky to work on improving testing for performance-enhancing drugs. The outcome was the introduction of Enzyme-Linked-ImmunoSorbant Assay... Read More

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Olympic Test Event Complete; Horses Handled Weather Well

August 14, 2007

The Good Luck Beijing--HKSAR 10th Anniversary Cup Eventing Competition concluded Sunday with victory for rider Frank Ostholt and a wealth of information for veterinarians studying the effects of Hong Kong's heat and humidity on equine athletes.... Read More

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Merv Griffin Dead; Owned Champion Racehorse Stevie Wonderboy

August 14, 2007

Entertainer Merv Griffin, a Hollywood producer and popular California Thoroughbred owner who campaigned 2005 male juvenile champion Stevie Wonderboy, died Aug. 12 from prostate cancer.

Griffin was hospitalized last month for a recurrence of... Read More

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World Games 2010 Foundation Adds New Staff Members

August 13, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., the organization responsible for planning, organizing, and conducting the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, has announced the addition of three new employees.

Holley Groshek has been hired... Read More

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Hoofing It with John Henry

August 11, 2007

If you've visited the Kentucky Horse Park sometime in the past few months, you might have noticed a small, dark brown gelding, utterly unremarkable apart from his obvious age, walking with purpose with bright eyes and pricked ears among the sleek... Read More

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Olympic Equestrian Test Event to Begin Saturday

August 10, 2007

A test event to discover any issues with the venue constructed for the 2008 Olympic equestrian competition will begin Saturday. This will be the first equestrian event hosted at the Olympic site in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Jockey Club completed... Read More

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Managing Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis

August 08, 2007

At the 2006 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, Dr. Sharon Spier spoke about HYPP.... Read More

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Para-Equestrian Discipline Manager Selected for WEG 2010

August 08, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. has announced Lloyd Landkamer, of Hamel, Minn., will be the Para-Equestrian Discipline Manager for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Landkamer becomes one of nine managers... Read More