Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Kentucky Extension, Conservation Service Team Up for Best Grazing

November 28, 2007

Partnerships allow two people or entities to pool their strengths, with the combination stronger than either could be on their own. The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and federal Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) have... Read More

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Santa Anita Closing Main Track to Examine Drainage Issue

November 28, 2007

Santa Anita Park, currently open for training only, will close its main track Dec. 3-10 to examine its new Cushion Track surface due to problems with drainage.

The move comes just a month before the start of the Santa Anita winter/spring... Read More

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Laminitis Pain Might Originate from Different Source

November 27, 2007

Scottish researchers have discovered that neuropathic pain--damage to the sensory neurons innervating the foot--might play an import role in the chronic pain experienced by laminitic horses.

This finding could explain why horses with... Read More

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John Henry 'Moneigh' on eBay

November 27, 2007

One of the last "Moneigh" paintings done by the late John Henry is up for bids in an eBay auction held by ReRun, the ex-racehorse adoption program.

Previously, Moneighs by the two-time Horse of the Year have been sold online, but it is... Read More

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More Recent Advances in Managing Musculoskeletal Injuries and Arthritis

November 25, 2007

In nonsurgical joints that are at least partially responsive to HA and steroids, IRAP treatment elicits less lameness and less synovitis up to 40 days following treatment.... Read More

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FEI Planning Hong Kong Preparation Meeting

November 21, 2007

The deadline to register for "On to Hong Kong," a workshop to assist participating nations in their preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong Kong, is Dec. 1.

The event was organized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)... Read More

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Virginia Tech Leader to Serve as 2008 Olympic Veterinarian

November 20, 2007

David Hodgson, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, had scarcely unpacked his bags after journeying from Sydney, Australia, to the United States to assume his new duties as head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland... Read More

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Helping Foot Pain: Blocking Tendon Sheath Might Aid Diagnosis

November 19, 2007

At the AAEP Blue-Ribbon Panel Research Meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo., on Aug. 1, Michael Schramme, DVM, CertE, PhD, Dipl. ECVS, of North Carolina State University, discussed analgesia of the tendon sheath and its significance to digital flexor... Read More

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Keeneland Thoroughbred Sale Closes with Record $340 Million Gross

November 19, 2007

Keeneland's record-setting November breeding stock sale came to a close Nov. 19, setting a new standard for gross receipts of $340,877,200.

In all, 3,381 horses were sold during the 15-day sale, an increase of 7.4% over the 14-day sale of... Read More

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Horse and Rider Die After Florida Jumping Accident

November 18, 2007

An British woman died after her horse stumbled during a cross-country jumping event and crushed her on Saturday.

Eleanor Brennan, 21, was competing in the 2007 Horse Trials, an international horse event, at the Florida Horse Park, a statement... Read More

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Proximal Suspensory Ligament Disease of the Forelimb

November 16, 2007

At the AAEP Focus meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo., Sue Dyson, VetMB, PhD, FRCVS, head of Clinical Orthopaedics at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, England, spoke on proximal suspensory ligament disease (PSD).

She said PSD is common in... Read More

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Texas Ex-Racehorse Group Launches Founders' Circle

November 16, 2007

Members of the racing industry in Texas are showing strong support for LOPE Texas, a non-profit racehorse-placement program, the organization reported in a Nov. 15 press release.

Although LOPE has just launched its newest initiative--the... Read More

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11 to Testify on Illegal Oklahoma Racetrack

November 15, 2007

Eleven people have agreed to testify against the alleged operators of an underground horse racing track after pleading guilty to misdemeanor gambling charges.

The agreements set the stage for a trial for four defendants accused of illegally... Read More

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Surgical Treatments of Carpus Problems

November 15, 2007

At the AAEP Focus meeting in Ft. Collins, Colo., Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, FRCVS, DSc, DrMedVet (hc), Dipl. ACVS, Barbara Cox Anthony Chair and Director of Orthopaedic Research at Colorado State University, presented surgical options to manag... Read More

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Two Thoroughbred Sales Companies Banning Steroids as of January

November 15, 2007

Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Co. officials jointly announced Nov. 15 that the policy regarding exogenous anabolic steroids will be implemented for weanlings and yearlings beginning with their 2008 sales.

Keeneland and... Read More

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Eventing Olympic Medalist Winsome Adante Retired

November 13, 2007

After an illustrious career that included three victories at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, a team gold medal at the 2002 World Equestrian Games, team bronze and individual silver medals at the '04 Olympics, and countless other victories, Winsome Adante... Read More

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Vermont Woman Suing to Keep Miniature Horse in Apartment

November 13, 2007

Patty Cooper's landlord normally welcomes tenants who use animals to help them get around, such as guide dogs for the blind.

So after the disabled woman bought a 32-inch-tall miniature horse to pull her wheelchair, she asked to keep the... Read More

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Recent Advances: Managing Musculoskeletal Injuries and Arthritis

November 12, 2007

McIlwraith discussed intervention that targets management of capsulitis (joint capsule inflammation) and synovitis (inflammation of the synovial membrane lining the joint), since these tend to occur in advance of degenerative joint disease. ... Read More

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Hong Kong To Spend $20 Million On Promoting The Beijing Olympics

November 11, 2007

Hong Kong is planning to spend up to US$20 million to stir up Olympic fever in the Chinese territory and abroad ahead of next year's Beijing Games, an official said Saturday.

Hong Kong, a former British colony on the southern edge of mainland... Read More

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Michigan State Vets Help Prepare Racehorses for Another Life

November 10, 2007

Michigan State University's Large Animal Hospital has been helping prepare retired racehorses for other occupations. Working together with CANTER, these horses receive necessary medical and surgical care, and then are sent on to new homes and ne... Read More

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Laminitis Studies Financed by Barbaro Fund to Commence

November 08, 2007

Two projects focusing on the equine disease laminitis will be launched soon utilizing funds raised by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association in memory of the late 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro.

The projects, at more than $100,000... Read More

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Researcher Recommends MRI for Proximal Suspensory Desmitis Diagnosis

November 07, 2007

When your horse is lame, a diagnosis of suspensory trouble can be discouraging, particularly if it's termed proximal suspensory desmitis (PSD). Inflammation of the upper suspensory ligament in this area can be tough and expensive to treat... Read More

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Churchill Downs Herpesvirus Quarantine Lifted

November 07, 2007

Kentucky State Veterinarian Robert C. Stout, DVM, has lifted the quarantine on a barn at Churchill Downs after test results confirmed that the remaining horses in the barn were not infected with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

Stout imposed... Read More

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Thoroughbred Broodmare Sells for World Record Price at Keeneland

November 06, 2007

English Thoroughbred champion Playful Act shattered the world record for a broodmare or broodmare prospect sold at public auction when her price soared to $10.5 million Nov. 5 on the opening day of the Keeneland breeding stock sale in Lexington.... Read More

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Trainer Finds a Better Way to Break Horses

November 04, 2007

There's nothing like breaking a few dozen bones and losing half your teeth to convince you that there's got to be a better way.

That was the conclusion of longtime horse trainer Blaine Prieur after years of training horses "the old way."... Read More