Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Definitive EPO Blood-Doping Test Developed

August 10, 2006

Edited press release

A Pennsylvania laboratory is the first to employ a definitive test for erythropoietin--the blood-doping agent commonly known as EPO--and the test resulted in the suspension and fining of a trainer of... Read More

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During Cast Change, Barbaro's Injured Leg 'Looked Good'

August 09, 2006

Edited release from New Bolton Center

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was doing well Wednesday morning after the cast on his right hind limb was changed late Tuesday afternoon under general anesthesia at the New Bolton... Read More

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Limited Spots Still Available for Equine Veterinary Wet Labs

August 08, 2006

The early registration deadline is August 15, but there are a limited number of spots still available for AAEP's most participatory CE experience. A... Read More

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Cast Change Planned for Barbaro Today

August 08, 2006

Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital plan to change the right hind leg cast of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro later today (August 8).... Read More

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Wet Labs Bring Veterinary Education to Hambletonian Festival of Racing

August 07, 2006

Equine veterinarians from around the country gathered during this first week of August at the Meadowlands Racetrack to participate in a wide range of educational seminars during the 2006 Hambletonian... Read More

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Congress Passes Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act

August 04, 2006

The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a Senate substitute to H.R. 3858, the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act, just before adjourning for the August recess. H.R. 3858, as originally introduced in the House, was approved... Read More

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Horse Care Clinic at Days End Farm Horse Rescue

August 03, 2006

Days End Farm Horse Rescue is offering a two-day horse care clinic titled “If Only Love Was Enough” on Aug. 19-20. The clinic is designed for long-time horse owners and those new to horse ownership and... Read More

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Barbaro's Laminitic Hoof Showing Evidence of Regrowth

August 03, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's left hind hoof is slowly showing evidence of regrowth after surgery last month to treat laminitis.... Read More

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Online Auction Benefits Youth Horse Activities

August 03, 2006

(edited press release)

 

The National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA... Read More

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Barbaro's Right Hind Leg Healing Well

August 02, 2006

By now, Barbaro should have been close to casting aside any doubts that he could make a full recovery from the devastating right hind leg injuries he suffered at the Preakness Stakes.

Instead, the winner of the Kentucky Derby still has a... Read More

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Western States Horse Expo Draws Top Talent, Thousands of Attendees

August 02, 2006

"I'm very excited about how great this year's Horse Expo was," grins Western States Horse Expo President Miki Cohen. "I have to agree with all the people who said it was the best ever. We're extremely proud of our sponsors, exhibitors,... Read More

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The Latest on the Omegas (Fats)

August 01, 2006

Glance through nearly any newspaper or magazine, and you're bound to see ads proclaiming the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in the human diet. Interest in the topic is keen: Studies in humans and other species have found omega-3 fatty acids... Read More

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Could This be Back Pain?

August 01, 2006

My mare appears to be in pain particularly in the withers, shoulder, and stomach areas. She used to round her back, but has since stopped. She squeals when she is touched. She has been checked for ovary problems, bladder problems, lameness, and... Read More

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Feeding to Prevent and Control Disease

August 01, 2006

Dietary management can work like magic for specific equine diseases.... Read More

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Barbaro Visitor Comes Bearing a Large Gift

August 01, 2006

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell paid a special visit June 8 to the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center, where he checked on the condition of Kentucky Derby... Read More

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Barbaro Update

August 01, 2006

Barbaro was recovering well after his second cast change at the University of Pennyslvania's New Bolton Center. "Barbaro is back in his stall and is doing well," said Chief of Surgery Dean W. Richardson, who on July 3 replaced the cast he had put o... Read More

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Treats Tendon and Ligament Problems

August 01, 2006

A Cornell University scientist recently showed that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can enhance healing and quality of repair at the cellular level in treating tendonitis and suspensory ligament desmitis. Lisa A. Fortier, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS... Read More

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HBPA to Emirates: Reconsider Position on Brass Hat Disqualification

August 01, 2006

The board of directors of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has sent Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mansour, chairman of the Emirates Racing Association, an... Read More

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Barbaro's Condition Continues to Remain Stable

August 01, 2006

Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, reports that Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's condition continues to be stable. The colt's left hind foot, which has laminitis, is monitored closely for signs of infection.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Awards Grant to the Square Peg Foundation

July 31, 2006

The Square Peg Foundation is receiving a generous grant from the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) to help fund day-to-day costs of caring for the off-track Thoroughbreds working in the non-profi... Read More

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Barbaro Remains Stable; Radiographs Look Good

July 28, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to be stable after another comfortable night according to Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS. His right hind leg cast was changed late Wednesday. "We took new radiographs, and they look good,"... Read More

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Vaulters Prepare for National Championships, WEG

July 27, 2006

Nationally-ranked vaulters and their equine partners from New Jersey to Read More

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Barbaro "Doing as Well as Can Be Expected"

July 26, 2006

According to Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro slept well after his left hind foot bandage was changed yesterday.... Read More

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eBay Sellers Help Rescue Slaughter-Bound Thoroughbreds

July 26, 2006

(edited press release)

A Breyer Ruffian model created by Faye Cohen is being auctioned on eBay to raise money for Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc., in Glenville, Pa., and ultimately advance the adoption of rescued... Read More

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Dates Set for 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

July 26, 2006

Save the dates! The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at the Read More