Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Del Mar Gets Initial Approval for Synthetic Track

September 14, 2006

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club gained unanimous approval Sept. 12  to install an $8 million synthetic surface  from the board of directors of the agricultural district that oversees the seaside track.

Craig Fravel, Del Mar's... Read More

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Ride Rolex With a Pro: New Equestrian Video Game Available in November

September 14, 2006

The morning of an event always sends chills down my spine as I imagine the thrill of clearing a jump while anticipating the next hurdle around the bend. Amidst the eyes of the spectators, the calm ebb and flow of my horse's breath, and the visceral... Read More

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2008 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Nominations Open

September 13, 2006

Nominations are open for the highest honor in the American Quarter Horse Association, the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, and the November 1 deadline for 2008 inductees is drawing near.

Nominators are encouraged to nominate an AQH... Read More

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California Implants Microchips in 500 Thoroughbreds

September 12, 2006

Under a no-cost-to-the-owner, voluntary program approved by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) utilizing federal grants, microchips have been implanted in almost 500 Thoroughbreds at Southern California racetracks over the last two months... Read More

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Richardson Pleased with Patient's Progress

September 12, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro is improving slowly and steadily according to veterinarians at Penn's George D. Widener Hospital. "We are pleased with his progress," said Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery. "He is wearing the cast... Read More

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Gretchen Jackson: It's Still Day to Day, But Barbaro 'Starting to Blossom'

September 11, 2006

Roy and Gretchen Jackson were at Keeneland Sunday looking at September sale yearlings. But their Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro wasn't far from their minds.

Gretchen Jackson talked about the ups and downs with Barbaro, who continues to... Read More

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Two New Equine Clinics to be Added to Belmont Park

September 11, 2006

Belmont Park horsemen will soon have more options available for intensive equine medical care if plans involving two clinics come to fruition in the next year or so.

IEAH Corp. and owners of the New York Equine Hospital have separately... Read More

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Kentucky, Ohio Employ Upgraded Blood-Doping Tests

September 08, 2006

Kentucky has performed random testing for blood-doping antibodies in racehorses of all breeds for more than a year, but now it's testing for the actual proteins, a process that could put more teeth in penalties.

The Kentucky Horse Racing... Read More

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FEI World Equestrian Games: Aachen in Review

September 08, 2006

The FEI World Equestrian Games 2006 showcased the best of the best in equine sport.

Photographer Doug Prather was on site for The Horse. To see his gallery, click Read More

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Therapeutic Drug Research, Necropsies Recommended by Racing Group

September 07, 2006

A subcommittee of the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council has recommended going forward with two studies--one that could lead to establishment of withdrawal times or threshold levels for therapeutic medications and one analyzing the medication... Read More

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Barbaro Continues to Do Well

September 05, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to please veterinarians with his progress after his most recent right hind leg cast change last week. "Barbaro is wearing the new cast satisfactorily," said Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Chief of... Read More

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Team USA Reiners Take Silver and Bronze in Run-Off at 2006 WEG; Show Jumper Beezie Madden Finishes with a Silver Medal

September 04, 2006

It ended like it began, with wind and rain. But, it was a wet, windy and wonderful finale to an amazing two weeks of equestrian sport at the 2006 Aachen World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany. By all accounts, it has turned out to be the... Read More

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WEG Photo Gallery: Closing Ceremony

September 04, 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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WEG Photo Gallery: Individual "Round Robin" Show Jumping Final

September 02, 2006

The top four riders in preliminary individual show jumping competition had to face a final round in which each jumped the course four times--once on their own horse, plus a round on each competitor's horse.... Read More

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Tendons and Ligaments: Anatomy and Physiology

September 01, 2006

Tendons and ligaments in the horse are the "belts" and "cables" that hold bones in place and allow the muscles to do their jobs in creating propulsion-- forward, backward, sideways, and up and down. Because of the workload often put upon them, tendon... Read More

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NSAIDs: Not All They're 'Stacked' Up To Be

September 01, 2006

Bute and Banamine are two of the most common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on the market, and they easily accessible to nearly every horse owner. They can be the first line of defense in emergency cases such as colic, and... Read More

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Barbaro "Stable," Has Laminitis

September 01, 2006

In early- to mid-July, Barbaro developed "acute, severe" laminitis in his uninjured left hind foot, and his prognosis for recovery was pronounced "poor" by Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New... Read More

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Clone of Show Jumping Gelding Born

September 01, 2006

Researchers announced the June 2 birth of a clone of the Warmblood show jumping champion E.T. The colt, named E.T.Cryozootech-Stallion, was produced to further the 20-year-old gelding's line.

According to release from Cryozootech, a French... Read More

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Team USA Wins WEG Silver in Show Jumping, Drivers Placed Well After Dressage

September 01, 2006

It was a late start for the show jumpers on Thursday at the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG), but it is better late than never. The Main Stadium was once again packed to the rafters, full of fans cheering the competitors and... Read More

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Several WEG Reining Horses Fail Veterinary Inspection

September 01, 2006

The day started out in a light hearted fashion.

Everyone was talking about "the hats." FEI provided clothing for their officials, including the Reining crew. Only problem, none of the reiners were wearing the official straw hat. It was... Read More

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US Reining Team Wins WEG Gold, Four-in-Hand Continues Competition

September 01, 2006

More than 38,000 fans of reining and driving descended on the 2006 World Equestrian Games on Friday to watch the exciting marathon phase of four-in-hand driving and the Team medal competition in the Western discipline of reining. It was a... Read More

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Ernesto Trudges Up the East Coast

September 01, 2006

Ernesto struck land in North Carolina just after 11 p.m. yesterday (Aug. 31), reports the National Weather Service. Packing 70 mph winds, it was just short of being classified as a hurricane.

The storm is now moving inland along North... Read More

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Madden Retains WEG Show Jumping Lead, Driving Gets Underway

August 31, 2006

It's double duty again at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany, as two disciplines play out simultaneously - one of them in the Main Stadium (show jumping) and the other having its first-day opener in Stadium 2 (four-in-hand... Read More

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WEG Photo Gallery: Beezie Holds on to Show Jumping Lead

August 31, 2006

Team USA's Beezie Madden and Authentic hold on to their lead in the second day of show jumping at the 2006 WEG. Madden and Authentic still stand on a score of 0.0.... Read More

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Katrina Still Affecting Louisiana Racehorse Sales, Breeders

August 31, 2006

One year ago all eyes were on the Gulf of Mississippi and the path of Hurricane Katrina. The category four storm made landfall in New Orleans Aug. 29 while many of Louisiana's breeders and consignors were attending the Fasig-Tipton Texas summer... Read More