Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Electroacupuncture Alleviates Chronic Back Pain

November 01, 2005

University of Florida (UF) researchers have reported success with using electroacupuncture to alleviate chronic back pain in horses. The study was published in a recent edition of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.... Read More

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Latest Nutrition Tools

November 01, 2005

Hot, dry Tucson, Ariz., doesn't conjure up images of equine nutrition research, but leading animal scientists convened there May 31-June 4 to present their latest findings on a variety of equine science topics. The following article highlights... Read More

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Shock Wave Therapy for Pain Relief and Healing

November 01, 2005

In a recently completed study involving navicular cases, Byron found lameness in horses undergoing extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) treatment averaged improvement of about one lameness grade. ... Read More

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Keeneland Foundation Raises $1.03 million for Hurricane Relief

October 27, 2005

As of Oct. 26, the Keeneland Foundation, in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), Thoroughbred Charities of America, Starquine, and the Casner Family Foundation, raised more than $1.03 million for Hurricane... Read More

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Calder Race Course Sustains Damage from Hurricane Wilma

October 25, 2005

Calder Race Course sustained damage Monday to its clubhouse facility and parts of its stable area as a result of Hurricane Wilma, which stormed across South Florida Oct. 24. The Miami area racetrack lost power during the storm and has cancelled... Read More

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Hurricane Wilma Leads to Calder Cancellation

October 23, 2005

With South Florida under a hurricane warning, Calder Racecourse cancelled live racing and simulcasting Monday (Oct. 24) as the state's southwest coast awaited the arrival of Hurricane Wilma.

Track president Ken Dunn also announced that... Read More

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Advanced Procedure For DDSP

October 21, 2005

A new surgical procedure known as the laryngeal tie-forward might provide a more reliable treatment for dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP), the most common airway obstruction affecting performance horses. Current surgical procedures... Read More

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AAEP On Call Veterinarians to Assist Breeders' Cup Telecast

October 20, 2005

Equine veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) On Call program will assist NBC Sports with horse health information during the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park.... Read More

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Preparing for Wilma: Intrastate Requirements for Animals Lifted in Florida

October 20, 2005

Florida agriculture officials have temporarily suspended intrastate requirements for those animals fleeing areas that could be hit by Hurricane Wilma.

Also, "Georgia and Alabama have waived the interstate requirements for those animals... Read More

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Suit Filed Over Death of Thoroughbred Racehorses

October 18, 2005

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the owners of millionaire sprinter Saratoga County, stakes winner Egg Head, and two other horses against a pharmacy that allegedly supplied a compounded drug treatment that led to the deaths of three of the... Read More

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Researchers Examine Racehorses' DNA

October 18, 2005

Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in Hatfield and Cambridge University in England, plan to extract DNA from the bones of three of history's greatest Thoroughbred racehorses--Eclipse, Hermit, and St. Simon. Details of the... Read More

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Afleet Alex to Miss Breeders' Cup

October 17, 2005

Trainer Tim Ritchey and veterinarian Patricia Hogan, DVM, have said Afleet Alex's injured leg is still in the healing process and he will not be ready for the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup Classic-Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

In a joint statement... Read More

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Fifth Annual Stallion Service Auction to Benefit Equine Health Studies Program

October 17, 2005

The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine kicked off its fifth annual Stallion Service Auction on Friday (Oct. 14). The event is a multiple-breed Internet-based benefit auction for the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s... Read More

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Kentucky Works on Withdrawal Times for Medications

October 17, 2005

In the wake of controversy concerning its new medication regulations, the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council has formed two standing subcommittees to oversee the next phase of integrating the race-day medication regulations. The committees,... Read More

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New Turfway Surface Well Received, But Test Comes This Winter

October 17, 2005

The Polytrack experiment at Turfway Park was deemed a success--especially for safety reasons--at the conclusion of the 22-day summer/fall meet, though the Northern Kentucky racetrack expects to get a more accurate picture of the synthetic surfac... Read More

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Bernstein Horses in Detention for TC02 Positive

October 17, 2005

Horses trained by David Bernstein must spend at least 24 hours in a pre-race detention barn because one of his horses tested positive for a high level of total carbon dioxide at Del Mar.

The detention period began Sept. 30 at the Oak Tre... Read More

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Filly's Sale will Benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America

October 12, 2005

Ashado, the 2004 Breeders' Cup Distaff and Kentucky Oaks winner and that year's champion 3-year-old Thoroughbred filly, will be offered for sale during the 2005 Keeneland November Mixed Sale by Taylor Made Sales Agency with a special gift back t... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Gala To Benefit Hurricane Victims

October 04, 2005

Officials of Breeders' Cup Limited and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that the 2005 Breeders' Cup Charity Celebration will be held on the evening of Friday, Oct. 28, at historic Roseland Ballroom in New York, with... Read More

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Keeneland Celebrates Dreamer

October 04, 2005

For the second time in two years, Keeneland's stunning landscape and picturesque setting provided the backdrop for a Hollywood movie. To celebrate the opening of Dreamer, the most recent movie filmed at the historic racecourse, Keeneland will... Read More

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Equine Genetic Disease: Who's At Risk?

October 01, 2005

Many DNA sequence variations are fine; they just give rise to the broad spectrum of colors, sizes, and other characteristics we see in the horse population. Some variations, however, cause problems. These might range from a genetic predisposition... Read More

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EMND and Glucose Metabolism

October 01, 2005

Study results indicate horses with equine lower motor disease (EMND) had an increased glucose metabolism rate.... Read More

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Oral Potassium for Endurance?

October 01, 2005

Endurance riding can lead to significant losses of water and electrolytes, which can cause clinical illnesses related to increased neuromuscular excitability, including cardiac arrhythmia, muscle cramping and twitching, and gut motility changes.... Read More

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Biomechanical Efficiency

October 01, 2005

The horse is an amazing athlete, with great speed and endurance considering his body size and weight. For the past 20 years, researchers have evaluated what makes the equine locomotive system so efficient for racing and other strenuous... Read More

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Dreams Can Come True

October 01, 2005

Soñador is Spanish for "dreamer," the title of a movie opening this month that sounds like a natural fit for horse lovers. According to information from DreamWorks, Dreamer's writer/producer John Gatins grew up loving racehorses, and wondering... Read More

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"Dreamer" Features Racehorse with Fracture

October 01, 2005

John Gatins, the writer/director of the upcoming movie "Dreamer," used the story of Thoroughbred racehorse Mariah's Storm as the movie's inspiration. In "Dreamer," a Thoroughbred filly named Soñador breaks her leg. The movie tells the story of... Read More