Recent News for Sports Medicine

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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

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Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Scheduled for October

July 25, 2006

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will sponsor a two-day workshop for presentations, panel discussions and strategic planning concerning the welfare and safety of the Thoroughbred racehorse on... Read More

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Aachen Countdown Begins; USEF Announces Majority of Teams

July 24, 2006

With just over four weeks to go until the kickoff of the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Aachen, Germany, the U.S. teams in all seven disciplines are nearly finalized and looking stronger than... Read More

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Through Cast Changes, Barbaro Remains Stable

July 24, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro had an uneventful weekend, and continues to be comfortable according to his doctors at the George D. Widener Hospital. "He's maintaining an excellent attitude," said Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS. ... Read More

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Meeting Held at Del Mar Over Breakdowns

July 24, 2006

Del Mar track management held an informal meeting the morning of July 22 to address the spike in injuries and fatal breakdowns during the first days of the California seaside oval's summer season.

The meeting included several trainers... Read More

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British Horse Society Seeks Riders for Trekking Challenges

July 21, 2006

The BHS's pioneering Horse Trek in Inner Mongolia proved a huge success raising £9,000... Read More

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Prosthetics for Horse Limbs

July 20, 2006

When a horse has an injury such as happened to Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the end result has often been euthanasia. Veterinarians are attempting to save Barbaro's life, and limb. However, if the blood supply t... Read More

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Thoroughbred Charities of America to Receive Donation from BreyerFest 2006

July 20, 2006

Breyer Animal Creations has chosen Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) to receive a portion of the proceeds from the auctions and raffles at... Read More

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'We're in a Marathon,' Says Barbaro's Vet

July 20, 2006

Day to day, for six straight days now, the reports on Barbaro have been good.
Good vitals, good attitude, stable.

Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Chief of Surgery, is looking way beyond those daily updates, however.

"Hi... Read More

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Maryland Horse Industry Board Awards $20,416 in Grants

July 19, 2006

Therapeutic riding programs, youth clubs, public riding facilities, educational, and research programs are among the 13 groups receiving more than $20,000 in grants from the Maryland Horse Industry... Read More

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Barbaro's Condition Unchanged

July 19, 2006

Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, reports that Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro remains in stable condition with good vital signs today (July 19). "He spends several hours a day in a... Read More

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British Group Rides for Trail Access Awareness

July 19, 2006

The Byways and Bridleways Trust (BBT) Journey for Access aims to raise the profile of equestrian access and the terrible conditions that riders endure on public trails.Read More

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Independent Inspection Shows Arlington Surface Safe

July 18, 2006

A two-day examination of the dirt surface at Arlington Park revealed nothing that would lead officials to believe the track is unsafe.

Because of the 17 breakdowns thus far at the meet, the Illinois Racing Board authorized the hiring of... Read More

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Both Casts Changed, Barbaro Adapting Well to Sling

July 18, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner remains in stable condition with good vital signs after a restful night.... Read More

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Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale Ad Earns Emmy Nomination

July 18, 2006

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New Director for USEF Equine Drug Testing and Research Laboratory

July 18, 2006

Thomas F. Lomangino of Laurel, Maryland has been named a... Read More

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Jazil to Miss Travers with Bruised Cannon Bone

July 18, 2006

Belmont Stakes winner Jazil has been sent to owner Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington for 30 days to recuperate from a bruised cannon bone on his right hind leg, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Tuesday.

McLaughlin said the son o... Read More

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Skull Fractures in Horses

July 17, 2006

Horses suffering a skull fracture often had a history of being handled with the horse rearing and flipping over, striking the head on the ground, or hitting its head on an overhead structure such as a trailer or stall ceiling. ... Read More

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Prado Encouraged by Visit to Barbaro

July 17, 2006

Jockey Edgar Prado drove to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. Friday morning to visit ailing Classic winner Barbaro at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals.

At a press briefing on... Read More

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California Using 'Milkshake' Blood Tests to Track Trends

July 17, 2006

California will soon release the results of a study that will reflect trends in connection with blood samples taken from about 6,000 racehorses for the purpose of "milkshake" --or TCO2 testing-- last year.

California takes blood from all... Read More