Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Barbaro "Stable and Comfortable"

January 16, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro is stable and comfortable following the latest setback. "Barbaro's comfort improved considerably following the procedure on Saturday morning," said Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery. "He has been... Read More

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Barbaro Has 'Improved Significantly' After Latest Surgery

January 15, 2007

The chief of surgery at University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center said Jan. 15 that Barbaro had “improved significantly” after undergoing surgery two days earlier to remove more of the left rear hoof that has been impacted by a bout of... Read More

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Horse Dies of Apparent Heart Attack, Jockey Hurt

January 14, 2007

A horse died of an apparent heart attack during a race Saturday (Jan. 13) at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, injuring his jockey.

Carlos Marquez Jr. was taken to Tulane Medical Center with shoulder pain after Arbuckle Bandit went down o... Read More

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Barbaro Undergoes Planned Procedure

January 13, 2007

As previously planned, Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was placed under general anesthesia this morning (Jan. 13), so surgeons could fully examine his left hind foot. "While his condition was unchanged over the last two days, we were unable t... Read More

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Barbaro's Problem

January 13, 2007

The daily strolls are out for now, replaced with several hours in a sling. It's a setback, for sure, but Barbaro's outlook is not as grim as it was six months ago.

The Kentucky Derby winner shows no sign of infection in either of his hin... Read More

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Barbaro "Coming Back" After Setback

January 12, 2007

Gretchen Jackson tried to feed her hungry horse, when Barbaro took a nip at his co-owner's hand.

"Typical Barbaro," she said with a laugh.

Barbaro's got some spunk, another affirmative sign that the Kentucky Derby winner is bouncing... Read More

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Barbaro Update: No Sign of Infection in Either Hind Leg

January 12, 2007

Barbaro shows no sign of infection in either of his hind legs, and the Kentucky Derby winner has more healthy tissue on his diseased left hind hoof than he did in July when he was first stricken with laminitis.

"We do not believe that this... Read More

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Armchair Jockeys Getting Chance to Ride for Real, Benefit Charity

January 12, 2007

Britain's armchair jockeys will have the chance to prove they can beat the professionals by taking part in the John Smith's People's Race. This charity race, to be held on Grand National Day on 14th April, will give members of the public a chanc... Read More

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Barbaro "A Horse That Wants to Live"

January 11, 2007

Every time the outlook was grim for Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby winner pulled through like a champ.

Time will tell if he can do it again.

After months of upbeat progress reports, the horse suffered a significant setback Wednesday... Read More

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Richardson: Barbaro Stable and Acceptably Comfortable

January 11, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's management has been changed to include sling support for several hours during the day, according to Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery. "He is getting up and down on his own and continues to eat... Read More

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Humane Society Providing Food for Horses Affected by Drought

January 10, 2007

Snow storms, wildfires, and droughts in the Western United States have created a dire situation for stranded farm animals and hungry horses in the region. By making over $55,000 in donations, The Humane Society of the United States hopes to... Read More

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Barbaro Update: Foot Cast Will Aid Coffin Bone Realignment

January 10, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro had a foot cast applied to his left hind foot on Jan. 3, 2007, by Scott Morrison, DVM, head of the equine podiatry service at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. "This cast was applied with the goal of... Read More

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Barbaro Setback: Showing Discomfort on Left Hind

January 10, 2007

Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby winner who had been making steady progress on his road to recovery from an injured right hind leg and a bout of laminitis, suffered a "significant setback" Tuesday night at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton... Read More

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Barbaro Suffers Significant Setback in Recovery

January 10, 2007

Barbaro has suffered a significant setback in his recovery from laminitis, with damaged tissue removed from the Kentucky Derby winner's left hind hoof.

Barbaro was being treated aggressively for his discomfort and is in stable condition,... Read More

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Auditor: Kentucky Needs to Improve Racehorse Drug Testing

January 09, 2007

Kentucky performs fewer drug tests on racehorses and has fewer positive results than most other states, the state auditor said in a report released on Monday.

Auditor Crit Luallen said the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority needs to enforce... Read More

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Barbaro Update: New Cast Will Not Affect Mobility

January 08, 2007

A new cast has been placed on the left hind leg of classic winner Barbaro as the Kentucky Derby winner continues his recovery from the effects of laminitis in that foot.

Roy Jackson, who raced Barbaro in partnership with his wife,... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Adds Three New $1-Million Races

January 08, 2007

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships will have a new look at first-time host Monmouth Park this year--an expanded two-day event that will inaugurate three $1-million stakes designed to accommodate owners and breeders.

Select purse... Read More

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Largest Ever Keeneland January Sale Opens Monday

January 07, 2007

Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale, which begins Monday (Jan. 8) in Lexington, will be bigger than ever before. The auction's total of 2,933 lots exceeds by 425 the former January record of 2,508, set last year.

"The... Read More

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Hoof Beats Unveils New Web Site

January 07, 2007

Hoof Beats, harness racing's leading magazine and the official publication of the U.S Trotting Association, is proud to unveil its new Web site. Click on www.hoofbeatsmagazine.com and see... Read More

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Trails Summit Open to Public

January 06, 2007

The second annual Trail and Pleasure Summit will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown, Ky., from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Speakers will include Randall Mitchell, Wranglers Campground; Mike Scott, Illinois Trai... Read More

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Bayer and AQHA Extending Partnership Contract

January 05, 2007

A recent contract extension between Bayer Animal Health and the American Quarter Horse Association will continue the success of equine research.

With its three-year extension, Bayer will continue to donate $25,000 annually to the... Read More

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The Jockey Club Inspects Farms for Early Foals

January 04, 2007

The Jockey Club staff conducted numerous inspections of farms in nine states in late December in check on broodmares with early 2006 breeding or foaling dates.

“Our Registry staff observed a small number of foals that had been born prior... Read More

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South Dakota Horse Attack Investigated

January 02, 2007

A South Dakota state Game, Fish and Parks Department official says he cannot confirm a report Friday of a possible mountain lion attack on a horse in Hughes County.

The horse had wounds on its neck and shoulder, but Andy Lindbloom, regional... Read More

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Richardson: Barbaro's Laminitic Hoof Still a Formidable Challenge

January 02, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's status is essentially the same. "The shoe on his right hind foot was further modified as his strength improved," said Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery.

"We are aware that there is some... Read More

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2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Adds Director of External Relations

January 02, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation today announced that it has added Terry Johnson as its Director of External Relations. Johnson assumes the post after serving for two years as Executive Director of the Kentucky Sports Authority in Frankfort.... Read More