Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Adds Strassburger to Board

June 30, 2006

The Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Strassburger to its Board of Directors.

"As ELCR continues to grow in influence nationally, it is important to attract people with strong... Read More

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Platelet-Rich Plasma for Tendon and Ligament Problems

June 30, 2006

A Cornell University researcher recently showed that platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can enhance the healing response and quality of repair at the cellular level in treatment of tendonitis and suspensory ligament desmitis. Lisa A. Fortier,... Read More

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Plan Finalized to Set Policies on Withdrawal Times for Therapeutic Medications

June 29, 2006

During its meeting on Tuesday, June 27, the Board of Directors of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) finalized a two-part plan to establish model policies for withdrawal times for... Read More

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Elects New President

June 29, 2006

Johnathan Miller, a Virginia-based businessman and part-time breeder, has been elected president of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation by the organization's Board of Directors. He succeeds Terence... Read More

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Topics on Racing, Breeding, Sales, and Health Covered at Breeders Meeting

June 28, 2006

Note: The bi-annual International Breeders Meeting was held on May 30 in Tokyo and was hosted by the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association. Delegates from 16 countries along with each country's associated veterinarians and observers met to... Read More

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Emirates Appeals Panel Upholds Brass Hat Disqualification

June 27, 2006

A three-member appeals panel of the Emirates Racing Authority has upheld the disqualification of Thoroughbred Brass Hat from his second-place finish in this year's Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and the $5,400 fine imposed on trainer Buff Bradley.... Read More

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Asmussen Faces Six Month Suspension and Fine

June 26, 2006

Steve Asmussen, North America's leading trainer in 2004 and 2005, is facing a six month suspension for a medication infraction involving the Class 2 drug mepivicaine, a local anesthetic.

According to the Louisiana Racing Commission,... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park Foundation Invites Donors, Volunteers to Help Prepare for the Alltech FEI Games Kentucky 2010

June 26, 2006

With the Alltech FEI Games Kentucky 2010 around the corner, the Kentucky Horse Park (KHP) Foundation is seeking assistance from the community and competitors in preparing for the event. There are a number of ways to be involved as a donor or a... Read More

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Alltech Announces $10 Million Title Sponsorship for 2010 WEG

June 20, 2006

Alltech, a Kentucky-based biotechnology company, announced its title sponsorship yesterday (June 19)for the 2010 FEI games to be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. This marks the first time in FEI history that the World Equestrian... Read More

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Alltech to Sponsor 2010 FEI Games in Kentucky

June 19, 2006

Governor Ernie Fletcher and Alltech president and founder Dr. Pearse Lyons announced today that Alltech will be the title sponsor of the 2010 FEI GamesTM in Kentucky. The games, which will officially be known as the Alltech FEI Games Kentucky... Read More

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HorseTV Named the Official Network of the National High School Rodeo Association

June 19, 2006

The HorseTV Channel has announced its multi-year, national corporate sponsorship agreement with the National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) designating the network as the Official National Network of the NHSRA and detailing broad... Read More

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FEI Reining Committee Proposes Changes

June 19, 2006

Updating the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Reining Strategic Plan, establishing a timetable for Continental and World Championships, and a review of the FEI Rules for Reining were among the... Read More

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Noah's Wish Offers Disaster Preparedness Guidelines for Horse Owners

June 16, 2006

As hurricane season approaches, Noah's Wish, an organization that exclusively rescues and shelters animals in disasters, is urging horse owners to take steps before a catastrophic situation to reduce the chances of loss, injury, or death to thei... Read More

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Appaloosas Earn Honors at National Championship Appaloosa Endurance Ride

June 16, 2006

The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) is proud to announce the top three placings in the inaugural 50-mile National Championship Endurance Ride, which took place on June 3, 2006, in Palmyra, Wisc. The Champion was Fourmiles Kashtin, of Eagle, Wisc.,... Read More

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Pet Evacuation Brochure Available From Homeland Security, Humane Groups

June 15, 2006

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Ready Campaign has teamed up with the American Kennel Club (AKC), the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), American Veterinary... Read More

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Breyer Creates Portrait Model of Barbaro; Proceeds to Benefit New Bolton Center

June 13, 2006

His racing career is over, but for Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby champion, the real race has just begun. He won't be going it alone, however, judging from the outpouring of support from around the world since his recovery began at The... Read More

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Barbaro: Through First Cast Change, Leg Looks Excellent

June 13, 2006

Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, on Tuesday got his first look at the right rear leg of Barbaro since he performed surgery on the colt and reported "his leg looks... Read More

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Barbaro Treated to Carrots and Sugar Following TV Appearance

June 12, 2006

Because he continues to improve daily, Barbaro was allowed by his veterinarians to make a special televised appearance during ABC Sports' coverage of the Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 10.

"He is just fine and he has been enjoying some... Read More

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British Horse Society Asks for Help Finding Horse Attackers

June 09, 2006

Five show horses had their manes and tails cut savagely at Pittern Hill Stables, Kineton, Warwickshire, last weekend (3-4 June).Read More

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Dr. Bramlage Looks Back on Barbaro's Preakness

June 09, 2006

Three weeks after telling the world about the condition of Barbaro directly after the horse's breakdown at the Preakness Stakes, Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., was relaxing on the... Read More

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ESPN/ABC to Feature Barbaro in Belmont Coverage

June 09, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to please veterinarians at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals with his progress on this day before the running of the finale of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Barbaro is recovering from a... Read More

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Barbaro's Latest Visitor Comes Bearing a Large Gift

June 08, 2006

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell paid a special visit today to the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center, where he checked on the condition of Kentucky Derby... Read More

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Progress Made on Out-of-Competition Testing Front

June 08, 2006

Out-of-competition testing of racehorses can be problematic, but some jurisdictions are making headway to combat use of performance-enhancing substances that aren't administered on race day.

The Ontario Racing Commission, under a new... Read More

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Schedule Announced for Florida Equestrian Celebration

June 08, 2006

The 3rd Annual Florida Equestrian Celebration will be held November 17-19, 2006 at the Read More

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More Than We Know (Thoughts on Barbaro)

June 08, 2006

Little League moms. Cub Scout dads. Coaches. Teachers. Neighbors. Middle-schoolers. Gary at the post office. Everyone wanted to know about Barbaro.

And that was before the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

Afterward, the questions were... Read More